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Work equals success

I am 46 years old. For 30 years, I have done one of 3 things: worked 2 jobs, gone to night school, or risked whatever money I had to start a business. During that time I have met lots of folks. They all wanted to get ahead, just like I did. Some of them did something about it and some did not.

Once, for 3 years, I worked 40 hours a week at one job, 2 nights a week at another, and went to school on Friday nights and all day Saturday. I worked with a whole lot of guys who said I was crazy for doing so. A lot of them would go out and get drunk while I was at school. As far as I know, they all still work at the same place.

I missed a lot of my kids early years because I worked at a second job. You know, nights and weekends. You name a type of business and I have worked in it.

More than once my wife and I have put all of our eggs into one basket. I mean everything. We have lost it all on more than one occassion. To recover meant working 2 jobs again.

I could have just went out and landed some govt type job. 8-5 during the week, with weekends off. Go out and borrow money to buy a cheap used car. Live in a small tract home with cheap furnishings. Be home every night and play every weekend. Watch lots of TV and party Saturday night. Look forward to a small retirement check. Get jealous everytime I see a guy driving a Porsche. Wonder how anyone could afford such a big house. Get mad everytime a bill comes in the mail. Hate anyone who is "rich".

The answer to being a success is written above. Hard work. Harder work. If anyone is out working you, work harder. Take chances beyond a savings account and a safe job. Spend every extra moment learning, achieving, or working.

Work beyond the ordinary will eventually bring success beyond the ordinary.  

Why should all of us who have worked, scrimped, and busted our ass for a long time, have to pay for those who have not? I do not know the answer, but I do not want to find out either.

No Obama.

Comment balloon 8 commentsKevin Robinson • October 29 2008 04:45PM

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Sounds like my wife and my life,  and work experience over 30 years. I don't want to  give away the results of my sweat and blood.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Fact is.  We have always paid.  We will always pay.  We're not going to let children starve and let folks sleep in the streets unless they wish to.

The real question is

HOW MUCH ARE WE GOING TO PAY?????

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Kevin,

This reminds me of my last post about Halloween candy!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 10 years ago

Lenn,

you are correct. We have always paid. I have a whole lot of employees working for me. They average 10% over typical pay for their jobs in this area. I pay huge benefits for health and dental.I give more to charity and my church than I need to, but I have my reasons. I can't stand the idea of some frickin sack of #$% telling me how to spend my money to help folks. I was raised on a reservation. There people drink Pine Sol for a high. They get paid by the govt to be professional Indians. They never amount to anyhting because they don't care. Welfare is what causes people not to care. It ruins lives. I have lived it.

A lot of folks will simply find ways to get around his Marxist ideas. I know that I will.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

Kevin, I have NEVER understood the robin hood mentality but it is alive and well.  I guess we will have a better idea in a few days of how much we are going to pay. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

OMG, I think I'm in love!  You sound exactly like me!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate (Alliance Realtors) almost 10 years ago

P.S.  I am going to re-blog this post on my blog!!!  I wrote something very similar last week called 'Redistribution of Taxes' on my blog - you might want to check it out.

Posted by Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate (Alliance Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Lisa I will check out your blog. Thanks for commenting. We have to keep the getting the word out before its too late.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

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