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The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 – 400 years after Columbus “sailed the ocean blue.” Today, I ask you to put your hand over your heart and recite the following:
I pledge allegiance to the creation of success, and to my family’s success for which I stand; with liberty and freedom available for all.
Look … you need more – more than just the basics. You need to succeed, and that means more than just a job, access to health care, an education, housing, food and transportation. Life is brutal. You need to meet more than just basic needs. If basic needs are all you’re looking to get, that’s all you will get. People aren’t planning for emergencies. They act surprised when something bad happens; but people aren’t prepared, because they pursue only basic needs.
Don’t be interested in “getting by.” How is success different than getting by? Success is abundance. I don’t want “just enough” – I want so much, that I can afford to waste some. How many parents tell their children to eat everything on their plates? I always leave something on my plate. Why? Because I have an abundance. I don’t want to think in terms of shortages.
How many people have enough to be grateful for what they have, but never enough to not fear the potential of being unable to meet basic needs if something unexpected happens? If someone is going to be unhappy, it would still be better to have a lot of money to go along with their unhappiness.
I have invested time and energy into learning how to create abundance in every area of my life – at home, in my marriage, with my kids, with friends, and in the community. I look to improve the conditions of those around me. I am not just rich, I am wealthy.
The rent on success is due every day. You will have to grind on days you don’t want to grind. Creating massive success for you and your family will require you to commit. Liberty and freedom are available for all; but few pay the price for it.
Make a pledge to the creation of success today. It is your duty, obligation and responsibility. Liberty and freedom are just a lot of hustle away. Be a hungry dog on the back of a meat truck and get your success, create your abundance. Nobody is going to come and make you successful.
I don’t want “just enough” – I want so much, that I can afford to waste some.
is an International Sales Training Expert and NY Times Best Selling Author, whose books and programs have positively affected hundreds of thousands of people and organizations worldwide. A regular contributor on Fox & Friends, Grant has also been covered on CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and over 700 radio shows nationwide. His unique, common-sense approach along with his humor, wit and infectious energy allow him to connect with any audience giving him the title of the “Entrepreneur of the 21st Century.” Find more info, purchase Grant’s books and learn about his live events and virtual online training program at GrantCardone.com
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