No one becomes a champion overnight. It’s usually long periods of preparation that makes a winner.
You can be a financial champion when you take the time to prepare.
There is something about seeing a person achieve a high level of success. That’s why so many of us make it a habit every four years to tune into the Olympics.
For four years straight, athletes from all around the world are training to achieve that coveted gold medal. What an achievement! And don’t let it be LaShawn from your neighborhood!
Not only are you tuning in, but you got the chicken on the grill out back, cool watermelon on ice, and half the neighborhood is in your living room cheering him on. We are all so proud. That’s OUR boy!
Though some people just see LaShawn as gifted or lucky, he understood one of the most important words in the English vocabulary when it comes to success on any level: preparation.
LaShawn understands that luck is simply when opportunity and preparedness meet. He understands that he is gifted, but so are hundreds, if not thousands of athletes around the world.
LaShawn couldn’t just rely on his God-given talents. He also had to bring his work ethic to the table. Every day, Lashawn had to train like an Olympic champion.
His diet reflected that of a champion.
His sleep patterns reflected that of a champion.
His focus when training reflected the focus of a champion.
He lived every day of his life like the champion he envisioned himself being. We just happened to witness the manifestation of his preparation.
The lesson that we learn from LaShawn in relation to our finances is that we need to prepare now in order to become the financially successful person we desire to be.
How is our budgeting?
Are we paying enough attention to where our hard earned cash is going?
How much time do we invest in becoming financially literate?
Who’s our coach?
If there’s one thing that I can guarantee, it’s that LaShawn not only has a coach, but he has a coach with a proven record of success.
The decisions we make on a daily basis are shaping our future. The more time we spend preparing for our financial life, the more likely we’ll be able to stand on that podium with our very own gold medal.
And when you know that you’ve not only prepared, but you worked for it, you too will experience that unexplainable feeling of achievement.
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless (James 2:17 ).
You can take the first step towards preparing to win financial gold by visiting mymoneyguide.com and taking a money assessment.
That’ll get you going in the right direction.