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Is Success about luck or hard work (Dave Ramsey Video)
Youtube link ^ | August 30, 2013 | Dave Ramsey

Posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT by CSM

I'm posting a youtube link for my fellow Dave Ramsey fans. I think you might find it interesting.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: daveramsey

1 posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT by CSM
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma; CottonBall; TenthAmendmentChampion; Chickensoup; JDoutrider; ...

It’s been a long time since my last ping! I hope you enjoy this one.

Thank you Diana for sending it to me.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 9:08:59 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

Luck is about being prepared and recognizing an opportunity.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 9:12:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: CSM

I haven’t seen the video, but I gotta throw this in. It is not “luck vs hard work”. It is good decisions vs poor choices.

The guy that chooses, on a regular basis, to get stoned and party with his friends rather than do his homework will get poorer grades and do more poorly at pretty much everything.

And a single big mac won’t make you fat.

It is about the DAILY choices you make.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: CSM

Both, but mostly hard work.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: cuban leaf

It is possible to make all the right choices, but still lose.

Making good decisions will reduce the chances of failure, but it doesn’t remove it.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 9:17:55 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: CSM

isn’t it amazing that the people who complainthat success is not based on hard work, are the same people who are doing absolutely nothing.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: CSM

Is Dave Ramsey the “better than I deserve” guy? I borrowed it and use it frequently.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: driftdiver

“Luck is about being prepared and recognizing an opportunity.”

Actually, preparation is very hard work, but I get your point.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 9:20:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

That was my point. Good video.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cuban leaf

True, making good decisions is a very valuable thing to do. However, once the decision is made, then taking action is key!


11 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: JimRed

Yep, that is him. He likes it when ohters use that particular “Davism.”

;-)


12 posted on 03/18/2014 9:22:29 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: driftdiver

I’ve been putting together an emergency stash of stuff and it took a lot of work filling up the water containers!

;-)


13 posted on 03/18/2014 9:23:37 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

The harder I work, the luckier I get.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: CSM

yes


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:27:51 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: CSM

I know people who have run a successful business for 40 years, through every kind of good and bad times imaginable. The idea that they faced every day and preserved as a result of “luck” is pure communist fantasy.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Jonty30

It is possible to make all the right choices, but still lose.

Making good decisions will reduce the chances of failure, but it doesn’t remove it.


I completely agree, but it is a red herring.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: CSM

True, making good decisions is a very valuable thing to do. However, once the decision is made, then taking action is key!


Taking action is the result of a decision. If you take action, it is because youd decided to. If you don’t take action, you decided not to.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Williams

I remember a fictional story told to me in the late sixties about an “inventor that, for years, was tinkering in his basement trying to invent something to no avail. After a couple of decades, he did invent something that made him a millionaire (a lot of money back then)

His neighbors called it luck.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:30:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: CSM
Is Success about luck or hard work

Neither. Success is having a big ass, big boobs and and CLEAVAGE!!!

A sex tape can be substituted for one of the above.

20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:33:40 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: CSM

Yes. Hard work provides many more opportunities for ‘luck’.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: driftdiver; CSM

Making it in life is kinda like bustin broncs, you’re gonna get thrown a lot. The secret to winning is in how many times you get back on.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: CSM

Great video to refute the left’s anger against success!


23 posted on 03/18/2014 9:49:09 AM PDT by chud
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To: cuban leaf

Habits, in other words.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 10:15:47 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Jonty30

That’s certainly true.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 10:17:02 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

Habits, in other words.


Yep.

As in:

Sow a thought, reap an action;
sow an action, reap a habit;
sow a habit, reap a character;
sow a character reap a destiny


26 posted on 03/18/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: varon

Cynical much?

Depending on the context and timing a sex tape can be lucky or spell disaster.

I think that it is important to remember in the luck vs. hard work debate, that hard word is more important with making money, work and those type of achievements. When it comes to your personal life, finding a good person to love and marry, that is, luck is a much bigger factor. I think luck is a pretty big factor with children too. Children who have been raised well can still end up in all kinds of trouble. The psychiatric industry used to torment parents, blaming them for children’s mental illnesses, esp. mothers. Finally the mothers pointed out that there were siblings who had identical upbringing who turned out fine. That being said, children of course have much better odds in life with good upbringing.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 10:29:50 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: cuban leaf; Jonty30

The converse, making bad decisions is a sure fire path to failure.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 10:32:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Absofrickinlutely. Like electing a president because he’ll take care of your house payment and your health insurance.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

DOH!


30 posted on 03/18/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: CSM

What is the old saying “the harder I practice the luckier I get”.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: KSCITYBOY

We all know some who are lazy slobs with bad judgement, however, they continually complain about their lack of “luck”.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: CSM

I will watch it—hope its not too long.
I don’t hate Ramsey and hearing that Gerry Rafferty theme music always reminds me of living in Missoula in the 70s. That being said, I am mad at him over a couple of things.

One is instructing landlords not to allow pets in rentals.

The other is what I consider the poor way he handled a call from a daughter in law working in a family restaurant business. Some people will probably remember this one. She was calling because she was concerned that her in-laws business was breaking some labor laws and was afraid that they’d get in trouble. She wasn’t necessarily in favor of the laws, that wasn’t the point. She was just being practical. No good deed goes unpunished, though. It turned out, breaks were the issue. They weren’t allowed as many or as frequent breaks as required by law. But everybody was happy and they were well paid and liked working there. So far. Ramsey thought she should shut up and stop rocking the boat. I detected a distinct shoot-the -messenger mentality. He suggested, in a cold tone, that maybe shed be happier seeking employment elsewhere. Even more surprisingly he said he’d never heard of laws governing breaks! Maybe Tennessee doesn’t have them, but a lot of states do and here’s this guy giving seminars on starting businesses and he’s ignorant on the fundamentals of labor law. Of course these laws get broken a lot, often voluntarily by employees in things like the restaurant or medical businesses, but bosses at least know about them. Again, the point is not whether you like the law, but not being ignorant. All it would take us one unhappy employee (maybe a plant)at her inlaws establishment and they’re in heap big trouble. Lawyers would be happy, though. This girl wasn’t trying to be a troublemaker, she was trying to be helpful.

Also Ramsey has the book Who Moved My Cheese? on his reading list. But that’s a rant for a different day.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: CSM

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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OK, now Ive read it. I have to admit it—Ramsey nails this one. Now maybe people will understand why “you didnt build that” was so galling to a lot of people and the real reason why the longest lines to buy lottery tickets are in bad neighborhoods.
Just don’t listen to him on pets or labor law.

I thought the story about the sons in law was especially interesting. I still think that who your inlaws are is largely luck. But the fact that the girls actually had both parents in their lives throughout childhood and fatherhood modeled probably influenced them more than him cleaning his gun when the guys picked them up for a date. Some girls today don’t even know that the guy is supposed to ask you out on a date.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 11:26:05 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: cuban leaf

“Taking action is the result of a decision. If you take action, it is because youd decided to. If you don’t take action, you decided not to.”

Ha! You got me on that one. I think we are aligned, be smart and act smart!

;-)


36 posted on 03/19/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: crazycatlady

I am in agreement with you regarding the 3 specific items you mention. That said, in general I agree with Dave, but can find specific nits to pick with him! You’ve nailed 3 of the nits that I like to pick....


37 posted on 03/19/2014 9:09:37 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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