Wishing Alone Won’t Get You Money

Ever go on social media and see some of your friends sharing out pictures of money, or chain letters, or stating that they need to win the lottery?

Bill Gates $5000

It’s all good fun I guess, but to me it’s a bit sad.  It’s sad to me because they resign themselves to only getting what they have coming in from their 9-5 job, and we all know that JOB really stands for Just Over Broke, and it only pays the basic bills for most people. It never usually provides life changing income or a way out of the rat race, which is what these people are wishing for when they share pictures of bags of cash or state that they wish they could win the lottery.


Is it just that they want all of this without any extra effort?

It would be nice, but is it realistic?

Nope, it isn’t, and that’s part of what is so sad about it.

Not everyone who makes the effort to do something potentially income producing with their spare time will succeed, but AT LEAST they can rest knowing that they tried, and trying is better, ANY DAY, than just WISHING.

There is no shame in trying and not succeeding.  As a matter of fact, most successful people will tell you that they failed MANY times before ultimately succeeding.  Some failed, then eventually succeeded, only to crash and burn and then came back to re-succeed!

The main point of this article is to expound upon the idea that, ironically this phrase came from the old NY Lotto TV commercials, “You gotta be in it to win it.”

It’s true.  You have to be in the game to win.  If all you do is go to the dead end glass ceiling job day in and day out, that is all you’ll ever have.

Another thing I wanted to touch upon is BELIEF.  In order to eventually succeed, you have to have a healthy dose of BELIEF.  How much belief do you think you will have if all you have is what that Just Over Broke existence is handing you?  Even in new agey movies like The Secret, they talk at length about belief and that in order to manifest what you need or want that it has to at least be believable for you because without that it’s just wishful thinking.  Well, how believable is winning the amazing odds lottery?  How believable is it that Bill Gates is going to write you into his Will?  How believable is is that yo have a long lost relative that is going to name you beneficiary to their assets after they expire childless? Well, is ANY of that believable??


So, I hope that I was a little in your face here in telling you that no amount of wishful thinking is EVER going to work out for the majority of people.  You have to get out there and make some waves, do some stuff, figure out what to do to make some opportunity come your way.  If you don’t make the effort, then stop complaining that you don’t have enough to get by on or have fun with.  Only those who put out real effort have the luxury of complaining to the Universe.  Complaining doesn’t help either but at least those who expend effort have that right.  It can at least serve as further motivation to do some more in order to make their dreams become a reality.

Now, it DOES take more than JUST effort and work.  You have to visualize your success and where you want life to lead you, but without a conduit for the abundance to reach you, it’s all just a dead end street.

I’ve got several things that I do to get this process moving.  Am I threatening Bill Gates yet?  No.  But, at least I know that I am working it and trying, and also that I have this wonderful outlet to blow off steam and rattle people’s cages a bit.  I think it’s fun so I really enjoy doing it.

You’re welcome.  😉






About Tom Connelly

Long time computer and internet guy. I was using computers when they still connected to TV sets! UNIX & multi platform Systems Administrator, 18+ years in enterprise and publishing software, software quality assurance, internet marketing, SEO, and all related areas.
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