Why Most People Never Soar

I wanted to share with you a newsletter from Mike Litman. This is one of his ‘best of’ articles. Each article has an important ‘nugget’ or principle to share. So here it goes:

Dear Lito,

Derek Jeter is the famous shortstop on the New York Yankees.

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Imagine if tomorrow they told him he had to become a pitcher,
he most likely would be average or worse, right?

Stephen Spielberg is one of the world’s greatest film
directors.

Imagine if tomorrow they told him he had to make his
living as a chef, most likely he’d be average or worse,
right?

Warren Buffett is the world’s greatest investor.

Imagine if tomorrow they told him he’d have to make his
living as a golfer, most likely he’d be average or worse,
right?

Remember this:

We were all born for a certain ASSIGNMENT.

A ‘position’ in life that our unique talents and skills
can serve the greatest amount of people and reap us
incredible prosperity.

The closer we are to this POSITION, the place where success
is practically guaranteed, the greater our likelihood of
massive success.

But, no, no, no.

I say, ‘Hold on Mike.’

Why do most people never aim to locate their ASSIGNMENT, the
PLACE that their success can come naturally and in great
abundance?

Here’s my answer.

INVESTMENT.

‘Mike, what do you mean?’

Let me explain.

Most people don’t INVEST the time necessary to locate their
position they were born for.

Most people don’t INVEST enough in themselves to cultivate
their natural strengths.

Most people don’t INVEST enough in discovering how to create
a cash windfall in turning what they enjoy doing into a
business.

Imagine a snowstorm in Chicago in the middle of winter. You
can have that same avalanche of ‘cash flakes’ flying into
your bank account EVERY day, interested?

Or.

Imagine this.

Lito, you’re 91 years old. You’re sitting on the
front porch of your home.

You start thinking about so many of the great things in your
life, but then a regret finds its way into your mind. You
get sad because you never turned something you enjoyed into
an empire of profits. You rock back on your chair and you
sigh. A tear could form, if you let it.

You never jumped on the bus called the ‘Financial Fre.edom
Express’.

You were born with a gift, wrapped and all. A unique gift.

Now it’s your job to find it, build it, share it, or you can
enjoy the regrets on your front porch.

That decision is yours, not mine. Will you sit on the bench
or step up to the plate and hit one out of the park?

(batter up)

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Your Coach,

Mike