“Winners make it happen, losers let it happen”
The winning human being realises that everything in life is volition – even being alive. Everything is something I decide to do, and there is nothing I have to do.
You don’t have to go to work, pay taxes, have babies, or even get up in the morning. You could go on welfare, try to beat the Inland Revenue, go to prison, stay single, or stay in bed.
You decide to do things because they are profitable to you and the best choice among the alternatives available to help you reach your goals.
People who “have to” do things are irresponsible. They are dishonest and are not in control of their lives. They are puppets caught in the habit of letting life happen to them. Losers let it happen; winners make it happen.
In his book, Self-Renewal, John Gardner states “Winning individuals do not leave the development of their potential to chance. They pursue it honestly, systematically, and look forward to an endless dialogue between their potentials and the claims of life – not only the claims they encounter, but the claims they invent”.
Daily, thousands of individuals are finding that there is a bright new world out there to be discovered and are demonstrating Gardner’s statements that “We don’t know we’ve been imprisoned until we’ve broken out.”