During a recent discussion about the college football mess a good friend tossed out the oft-repeated line, “It’s all about the money.”
Well, yes, and power and egos and fear.
Her line reminded me of a great scene in a little-known western comedy, Waterhole #3 (1967) with James Coburn and Carroll O’Connor (Archie Bunker). To give you an idea of what the movie was like the tag line was, “This is THE WILD, WILD WEST Where The Bad Guys Win And The Good Girls Lose!”
The premise of the movie is that there may be gold buried in Waterhole #3 and the characters are trying to backstab each other to get it.
At a key point in the movie James Coburn’s rascally character, Lewton Cole, is being run out of town. Sitting astride his horse he turns and looks back at the town and says, “Sometimes people put too much store in gold.” He hesitates a moment, reconsidering, and then adds, “And sometimes they don’t put enough.”
While most folks in our society want to be more financially successfully those same people will look down their noses at others who focus too much on money. Remember,most people get the verse wrong..it isn't, "money is the root of all evil"...it's "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
Here’s the deal though; if you want to be more financially successful in 2012 you’re not going to pray it into existence. You’ll have to do something different. Powerball tickets are going from $1 to $2, which is still a deal if you win, but the point is you have to buy a ticket!
What are you going to do this week that gets you on the path to being more financially successful this year?