James Schramko here. Today, I’m going to share with you a story about the Holy Grail. When I was a young sales manager, I struck up a relationship with the owner of a Mercedes-Benz franchise. In fact, he had two. He had a repairer and a dealership. And I arranged to go around and meet him. And I wanted to find out the secret.
So, I wanted to know how did he end up with these dealerships? And I got there, I went up to his boardroom
and he lit up a cigarette and put his feet up on the desk. And he said, So you’re here for the Holy Grail. And I said, That’s right. And he said, It doesn’t exist. And there is no magic pill and you won’t win the lottery. And I looked it up later, actually. It turns out that you would have the same chance to win the major lottery division as getting struck by lightning twice.
The ultimate reality is that if you want to have a great life, and you’re not happy with what you’ve got right now, then the salvation, the answer is actually staring you in the mirror on a daily basis. It’s you, it’s within you. If you don’t go out and seek partnerships, and if you don’t expect to win the lottery, if you don’t keep searching for that elusive magic pill or the Holy Grail, you might actually discover that the answers are inside you.
Take ownership of it, take responsibility, and understand that you are in the driver’s seat of you. You control everything around you. Everything you’ve got now is the result of the actions and behaviors you’ve done up until this point, plus a little bit of stuff from here, there and everywhere. But the past is gone. It’s dissolved. It does not exist anymore.
So from today onwards, look in the mirror, make a commitment to yourself. You can win your own lottery in life by being responsible and taking charge. If you liked this video, perhaps share it with a friend who needs to hear this message today. I’m James Schramko from SuperFastBusiness.com