'Men may not get all they pay for in this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get.'
Waiting for what? I'm waiting for the answer, of course.
Oh, wait a minute. Did you think I was going to show you how to get something for nothing?
Actually the title of this article is more like a question directed at YOU. And if you know the answer, I don't even want to know. But there is an ocean of other ears that would love to hear from you!
So many people want the juice but they don't want to grow the tree, pick the fruit, peel the orange, juice it, and bottle it up.
That's perfectly fine and dandy when you can go to the store and buy some juice, but fortunately (no, I don't mean unfortunately) you can't just go to the store and buy a quart of success or liter of happiness.
I'm sure that you already know that success and happiness come with a price tag or you wouldn't be reading this article.
Just like we put money off to the side to save up to buy things we want, successful people put extra time in on the side to create the lifestyle they want.
They pay the price.
Is it going to kill you to invest an extra hour or two in your dream? How about investing some extra time in your family or whatever's important to you?
It's been said that you earn a living from 9 to 5 and you make a fortune from 5 to 9. Think about that.
Self-empowerment has a price. Financial empowerment has a price. Success, fulfillment, and well-being all have a price that has nothing to do with money. It has everything to do with commitment and diligence.
If you know how to get something for nothing, do yourself a favor and pretend you don't know.
Pay the price to get what you want out of life. It's worth it.
Copyright 2006 Al Duncan Enterprises. All rights reserved.
Al "The Inspiration" Duncan is America's Leading Youth Empowerment Advocate, a self-development expert, and a World-Class Youth Motivational Speaker. Visit him online at Youth Motivational Speaker