Do You Believe In Magic?
Do you still believe in magic? Do you think you can pay
$24.95 for a mail order program and make $5,000 within 30
days? Do you think you can open a business today and quit
your job in 2 weeks? Do you think you can advertise a 1″
ad to 1,000 and expect 800 orders?
It’s sad that our push-button, do-everything-for-you-
society has taken away our ability to climb to the top of
the hill. Those of us who do have the stamina have to try
twice as hard to “prove” we are not those other types of
Let’s all stop pretending we’re in business and start
learning how to make it grow into a thriving, honest and
reputable company. It is sometimes hard to be completely
honest in everything we do. We could tell a “little white
lie” and get that $120 bucks we so desperately need right
now. Oh, what we have to give up to be honest.
I never lived in the 1800’s but I have studied their life-
styles quiet extensively. Back then _ people were not
afraid of hard work. In fact, it never entered their minds
to be lazy. If someone in the community was lazy, they
were considered abnormal and were given a bad name. Even
as late as the 1940’s, a man that didn’t work to support
his family was considered to be piece of “trash.”
But in the 1990’s it seems that the man who doesn’t work,
lives on welfare and sponges off his wife who works two
jobs to make ends meet is considered “cool.” The State
agencies spent millions of dollars trying to motive him
to go out and find a job and work like he is supposed to.
Employers sometimes contribute to the madness also. Since
hard working people are considered “strange” and
“indifferent” in today’s society, an employer will take a
hard worker and pile all the work on them that other
people should be sharing in doing. It sometimes feels like
hard working people are fighting a losing battle.
But getting something for nothing is NEVER rewarding. Sure
_ you can cheat the welfare system and get free benefits
for awhile, but pretty soon they will track you down. Sure
_ you can sit on the couch and watch television while your
spouse goes out and works 2 jobs, but you’ll never have
any true financial rewards in life. Sure _ you can work 8
hours and spend 6 hours on coffee breaks just to get a
paycheck every Friday, but you’ll be the first to go when
a lay-off is administered. Sure _ you can forge credit
cards, set up scams, write bad checks and steal innocent
people’s money, but you won’t get anywhere. You only are
taking care of your needs at the present time _ never
building security, pride and respect for yourself.
But hard work pays off. The rewards are not immediate like
they would be if you robbed a bank tonight, but you WILL
make lots more money and benefit yourself in the long-
haul. Money is NOT everything. Money cannot buy respect
and love. A poor person running a business, who is honest
has peace of mind. A person who works hard and long hours
to give their customers high-quality receives repeat
And when word gets around that you’re honest and
trustworthy – people start noticing you and telling others
about you. Respect is much more important than money
because of the repeat rewards it brings you. For instance
– when you think of Howard Hughes you don’t think of him
with respect. Even though he had billions of dollars, does
anybody really care now? But think about Martin Luther
King or Thomas Edison. Think about some heros you know.
Does it matter to you how much money they had? Don’t you
remember them for the hard work and great things they
accomplished? Isn’t contributing to society and the
betterment of mankind much more valuable than the money
you have in your bank account?
Take pride in yourself. Hold your head up and do an honest
day’s work. Yes – being honest has great rewards.