While dining in a restaurant with a business associate, I overheard someone sitting in the next table saying: "Robert is successful in his business ventures... he's lucky to be a millionaire now!" While one wonders whether "luck" has got anything to do with Robert's success, I truly believe that Robert has planned and deliberated his efforts to achieve the current success that he enjoys.
An interesting research conducted in the US has determined that a person driving 10 miles to buy a lottery ticket is 3 times more likely to die in a car accident than winning the lottery! Yet, even with the odds of winning the lottery nearing impossible, 1 in 4 Americans believe that lottery offers them the best chance of becoming rich. Really, isn't this equivalent to just buying hope?
Surely, there is a better way for one to become rich and successful rather than going by the gambling route. I like the following quotes on success:
The recipe for success is to study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. - William Arthur Ward
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. - Earl Wilson
The above quotes make it clear that success requires deliberate planning and hard work, definitely not luck. It's time to understand this simple truth - only losers need luck, winners certainly don't!
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Kelvin Wong is a millionaire landlord and investor. Being a long-time real estate investor, he now owns a multimillion-dollar property portfolio in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. Kelvin achieved financial freedom at 39 and has already retired. He is the author of The Principles of Wealth and Create Your Destiny. Kelvin is a Dean's List graduate of Marketing and Management Science from Edith Cowan University.
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