You gotta be in it…

29 Mar

The New York mega millions jackpot is now $500 million dollars!

Needless to say I will most definitely be purchasing a ticket or 20 to increase my chances of winning. Then, when they finally announce my winning numbers, I will promptly contact my real estate agent and purchase an absurdly expensive apartment in manhattan or my own private island, retire, and possibly invest in some arm candy or a trophy husband.

Hey, a girl can dream can’t she?

I think we can learn a lot from the entire concept of the lottery, I am referring in particular to the tag line.

“You gotta be in it to win it.”

Very profound statement right there that we can all internalize and learn from.

In life, one cannot expect things to just happen for them. That suddenly out of the blue the man/woman/job/lifestyle/shoes of your dreams will just drop out of the sky and into your lap. You can’t expect to win the game if you’re sitting on the sidelines.

As much as we would love to believe in things like love conquering all, all you need is love, gag-inducing, sugar-coated romantic comedies and fairy tales, it just isn’t realistic.

Things in life take effort. Things in life are not easy.

However, don’t despair! If you do want the man/woman/job/lifestyle/shoes of your dreams… it is, in fact, possible! You just have to put yourself out there, and as unfeasible as it appears, try. Even if you don’t succeed, at least you can say that you gave it your best shot. At least you don’t have to wonder “what if”?

So people my message to you is as follows: Take chances, make mistakes, be risky, do whatever it takes to chase you’re dreams and passions.

Hey, you never know…

You just might come out a winner 🙂

One Response to “You gotta be in it…”

  1. nelle March 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I didn’t buy a ticket today for the chance to win an estimated 640 million…if I had the extra money on me, I would have bought a couple. However, I’d rather write a moderately successful novel.

    Best wishes on the draw!

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