Are You Blessed or Just Lucky?
“I’m just lucky I guess.” A statement I have heard from business owners, executives and even the philanthropically minded. But is that any kind of explanation for your success?
You’ve been moderately or maybe even greatly successful financially, but have you asked yourself how you became so successful while many around you didn’t?
Was it your skill set? Do you just have a “gift” for making money? Or maybe you can say, “I started at exactly the right time and had favorable conditions, along with the help and encouragement of others.” What would you say?
When given the opportunity to put more thought to it I find people coming to the realization that they are blessed—and not just lucky.
And if you believe you are blessed then the future takes on a whole new meaning, which has to do with what you can do uniquely to bless others.
Typical planning questions like, “How much money do I give my heirs” or “Should I leave anything to charity” simply fall short when you’re blessed and want to bless others. There is no vision and passion behind those questions.
Right to take 60-seconds and jot down 3 ways you believe you are blessed.
After you do that take 60-seconds and jot down 3 ways you can bless others.
When you are blessed with a measure of wealth your responsibility is far greater than simply making decisions about how to divide your assets… its about – at least to some degree – being a blessing others!
Don’t just plan your future. Live your future today.
Pass it on and share the insights like this that you find valuable.
“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson