Last year I was in an audience listening to a motivational speaker. He whipped out his wallet and pulled out a One Hundred Dollar bill. Holding it up, he asked,
"Who wants this One Hundred Dollar bill?"
Lots of hands went up, including mine. A slow chorus began to build as people began to shout "Me!" "Me!"
I began to wonder who the lucky one would be who the speaker would choose. And, I also secretly wondered -- and I am sure others did, too -- why he would simply give away a hundred dollars.
As the shouts of "I want it" grew louder, I noticed a young woman running down the aisle. She ran up onto the stage, went up to the speaker, and grabbed the Hundred Dollar bill from his hand.
"Well done, young lady," said the speaker into the microphone.
"Most of us just wait for good things to happen. That's of no use. You've got to make things happen."
The speaker's words have stayed with me ever since.
Our lives are like that. We all see opportunities around us. We all want the good things. But the problem is, we don't take action. We look at it longingly and wonder who will be the lucky one -- instead of making our own luck.
Next time we have an idea -- remember that simply thinking about doing something is of no use. Do something. So next time we see an opportunity -- think of the lady and the One Hundred Dollar bill. Just wanting it is of little use.
Get up, run on stage and grab it. Don't worry about what other people might think. Take action.
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