You can pay now or pay later

In his great little book Make Today Count John C. Maxwell makes the insightful observation that success is not instantaneous. In the Western World today we expect everything to be quick. Patience is in short supply.

Maxwell observes that “success doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in someone’s life”. And he adds that failure does not occur instantly either. In fact you are always preparing for something – it may be success or it may be failure – but it is a process.

His second observation is equally valid, “You can pay now and play later, or you can play now and pay later. But either way you are going to pay.”

I would add to that if you pay later you always pay more. Playing now always comes at a price. Whether it is paying on credit or goofing off instead of getting the work done, the pay later parts always costs more.

The more you learn, practice, and otherwise prepare for success the more likely you will achieve success. The more you prepare for failure by putting off the hard work and the study the more likely your reward will be failure.

We can all make this choice – in fact we all do make this choice. Pay now or pay later. If you want personal and financial success pay now – it will cost you less in the long run and you will have a lot more time to play later.

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.