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Power Up Passages

Do Not Pass Go!
October 17, 2002

People looking for an easy way to enjoy the proverbial free lunch is an all too common occurrence these days. It seems that way too many people want to experience all the trappings of success without having to actually make the trip themselves. Unfortunately for them, success just does not work that way.

To illustrate my point, just take a look at the hordes of people who will stand in line for hours to purchase their weekly lottery tickets hoping to hit the jackpot. While there is a very slight possibility (and I do mean exceptionally slight)they just might beat the odds and strike it rich, the chances are much greater that they are simply throwing their money away.

Then there are other individuals who spend an inordinate amount of their time dreaming about living the perfect life. Hey, dreaming is perfectly A-OK, in fact we encourage people to have big dreams. But dreaming without action just won’t get the job done. Sooner or later, you must get to work in order to convert those dreams into reality.

Winning in life starts by simply beginning. In other words, you’ve got to get up and go! Whenever you are going to do anything worthwhile, the only way to do it is to … get started first. In order to get started, you have to get up and go and you have to get up and go right now. There is a common yet troubling tendency in today's "instant gratification isn't soon enough" mindset to leave the go part out of the get up and go equation.

Many people want to take the easy way out and pass "go" in their quest for the good life. But just like in the game of monopoly, you cannot pass go – or collect your $200 for that matter – in the game of life. Without the go, you’re not going to get very far.

On the other hand, you can get anything and everything you have ever dreamed of having, doing and being when you inject some good old fashioned "GO" into your daily activities.

Instead of trying to pass go, why not get out there and go, go, go and get the job done?

The Power Up Passage is brought to you each weekday by The Motivational and Inspirational Corner.

Author: Greg Hickman


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