Thursday, January 14, 2016

Getting Eaten By a Shark In Your Own Tub...

The only thing I’ve seen that has higher odds of happening than winning the lottery is having a meteor hit your house. 

You have a better chance of getting eaten by a shark or drowning in your own tub than you do of winning the lottery.

Wait, wonder what the odds are on getting eaten by a shark in your own tub?

So, I’m not one of the folks in three states who is splitting the Powerball jackpot. Heck, I’m not even one of the thousands who won thousands…I’m not even a hundredaire!!!

But then, I pretty much knew I wouldn’t be. I stepped into the lottery knowing that I’d probably lose, but I did it anyway. As I noted in the previous blog I play the lottery for reasons other than winning the money…and because I do, I always win.

There are folks out there, though, who play the lottery expecting to win and spend big chunks of money—money they probably could use in better ways—and then are grievously disappointed when their number doesn’t come up.

Think about that…they keep doing something that, down deep, they know isn’t good for them…but they keep doing it. Habit is a powerful thing…ain’t it?

Here’s the question of the day: What are you continuing to do that you KNOW is not good for you? 

It’s a habit that is hurting you but the hurt is so comfortable you keep doing it. 

What if you stopped? And yes, there’d be some short-term pain if you stopped doing it.

Would it feel good or bad, over the long term, if you stopped doing it?

Go buy another lottery ticket and think about that. 

No, wait…the payoff now is only $40 million…that’s not enough to waste a trip to the store.

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