Last night I played some poker with a group of friends and some friends of friends.
One gentleman showed up to the game unshaved (for several days), longish unkempt hair, and wearing ill-fitting clothing.
Towards the end of the game it came out that he was unemployed and he truly needed the money he was winning. He came out on top about $20, but this $20 was highly important to him.
“I’m jobless right now. Every time I win I think ‘That’s a fountain drink. That’s a value meal'”.
Naturally, when this bit of information came out I thought to myself “You look like a dirty bum, you have no money, and your priorities are sodas and value meals“.
This, friends, is the definition of a loser. One who is so desperately poor that $20 makes a big difference but with that $20 he will waste it on junk food.
This guy could have spent his money on some rice, beans and chicken that would feed him for a week and give him a good amount of protein. He could have spent his time BUILDING something that will pay him handsomely.
But he is not a builder, he is a waiter.
He waits and waits and waits and waits for something to come his way. Like a random poker game.
Friends, a winner waits for nothing. A winner takes action and makes plans and follows through.
If I were broke as a joke this is what I would do:
I would make money online.
I would not leave my house except to go to the gym or the grocery store.
I would focus 500% on building an income. Morning until night.
When offers from friends and family come in to a) go to dinner b) go for drinks c) see a movie my answer will always be the same: No. I’m busy.
At the poker game I lost $50. That $50 doesn’t matter at all to me. I will never miss it and I will never notice it is gone. That $50 was not 50 soda pops I could have purchased.
That is the difference between being unemployed and being broke as a fucking joke.
Friends, it is up to you to make your life happen. Self-reliability is the only type of reliability that is certain.
Poker bum made the decision to be a bum. I have made the decision to be a Wolf.
What is your decision?