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Playing The Odds - Grasshopper

What are the odds you'll get what you want? Oddly enough, no one really knows.

We all have guesses but one hundred percent surety cannot be guaranteed even by the shrewdest of oddsmakers.


You can certainly increase your odds by using tried and true formulas but total guarantees are not in the cards.


So why even try? Because you'll develop excellence for your efforts even if you can't achieve guaranteed perfection. The Norman Vincent Peale quote comes to mind: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."


No one bats a thousand but even the great ones know they can't increase their average by sitting on the bench. A mythical coach may have offered these profound words: "You gotta' take your swings or you'll just get splinters up your ass."


Quoting a real sports legend, hockey great Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."


To increase your odds, increase your effort. It's really that simple.


You can spend your time expounding on why it can't be done or opine that it was never meant to be, but that thinking will only reinforce your current reality.


Your odds of getting what you want increase when you adopt the word "Now" instead of saying "Soon," and the results of taking action will have you "over the moon."


All the best,


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