The Winning Lottery Ticket

In a recent lottery, the lottery being one of the quickest ways for how to become a millionaire, a West Virginia man won $317 million in the Powerball lottery. Now, did you know that the odds of winning this lottery are just over 120 million: 1?

Yes, those are pretty steep odds. However, winning the lottery is really a piece of cake in comparison to the odds of you being born again. When your parents decided to stop procrastinating, you become the product of 23 chromosomes from your mother and 23 chromosomes from your father.

Geneticists have determined that the odds of your parents having another child just like you are 10 to the 2 billionth powers: 1. Is doesn’t take any special coaching or mentoring to know right away these odds are astronomical.

It would take you 75 years working day and night just to write out this number by hand.

With all of that said, it sometimes makes me wonder why so many people are focused on how to become a millionaire. Instead, we should focus on being the best person we can be, we should stop procrastinating, and we should go out to leave a positive and lasting impression for someone or something.

The bottom line is that there will never be another you. You are one-of-a-kind.

Act like yourself. Be yourself. And live the life only you were meant to live.

To You Having It All,

John Assaraf

 

Comments

  1. Lynn Latson says:

    I always knew I was special!!
    Thanks, John!

  2. Lynn Latson says:

    I always knew I was special!!
    Thanks, John!

  3. Jonathan Flaks says:

    Hey John –

    It’s facts like these that really make you think the next time you feel jealous of another human being. We’re all created with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Thanks for reminding us just how special we are.

    Looking forward,

    Jonathan Flaks

  4. Jonathan Flaks says:

    Hey John –

    It’s facts like these that really make you think the next time you feel jealous of another human being. We’re all created with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Thanks for reminding us just how special we are.

    Looking forward,

    Jonathan Flaks

  5. Thanks John for this info.
    It is true that everyone has its Unique Path to Joy.

  6. Thanks John for this info.
    It is true that everyone has its Unique Path to Joy.

  7. I am original!

  8. Mwenda Njoka says:

    Whao! What a revelation! The jury rests.

  9. Mwenda Njoka says:

    Whao! What a revelation! The jury rests.

  10. Well said.

  11. John,

    This is true, how many really live their life on purpose. Including myself in this, always searching for clearer alignment in my purpose.

    That’s why I really like this quote!

    “You are designed, built and structured for greatness. No other species on the planet has the ability to create, change and improve their circumstances like you. You were born for greatness. I’m not special. I am not unique.” ~Woody Woodward.

    Always grateful :)

    -Jared Knowlton

  12. We are so special and should celibrate our birthday every single day even they call us a cracked pot !!

    An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

    One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

    At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

    For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

    Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
    But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

    After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

    ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’

    The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’
    ‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’

    For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

    Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’

    Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
    You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

    SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

  13. Being yourself is the most prospering act because you do what you’re here to do, not what you think others want you to do. Every form has a specific function in the universe, including you. Be yourself and you find your function. Thanks for sharing John! RB

  14. Outside of having enough financial security to live, this is the REAL DEAL, being happy enjoying life and laughter with those whom we LOVE…YAAAY.

  15. Thanks. I needed this today!

  16. John, Becoming the best I can be has been my focus for many many years. When I started focussing on that, my life became fuller and richer. Maybe not financially, but spiritually.

    Thanks for the inspiring thoughts. I hope the message helps people to change their focus.

    Connie

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