reply to post by predator0187
I did it working in a grocery store, doing part time work and landscaping on the side, my parents were not rich...i
n fact they were poor...dirt poor. My father never made it past the 6th grade. They both had the proverbial 9 brothers and sisters...my mom had 12,
lived in old country farm houses during the depression and WWII, my dad and my mom worked tobbacco, cotton, and didn't wear shoes until it got
I have had to start over 3 times in my life...all I have I got in the last 12 years. 13 years ago, I was living in a barn with no running water...but
I worked...hard, scrimped and saved, learn about investing...made some..lost some... but basically, it was hard work. I've never had a great job,
just the kind of jobs any of you could get...but I carry my lunch everyday, eat breakfast at home, maybe eat out once a week with my wife, have a
giant garden and raise my own food, have animals for meat, live a simple and good life....
for fun we go under the shade tree and grill some chickens, have a few beers, or we canoe the lake near our house, or down at the caost...we relax,
shrimp, and eat steamed crabs.
You have the ability to do anything you want, be who you want to be, but it is not easy... you have to like beans and cornbread or rice or whatever is
cheap. You NEED to get your education... not just on paper, but talk to people..learn how successful people did it...don't be afraid of failure, and
be patient...I'm 47 and never dreamed I would have the things I do. More importantly, you need spritual growth to get through the tough times.. I am
a Christian...you be who you will, but you do need that side of life... life is not perfect and you will bet down...the spiritual will pick you up.
Read about successful people...a common theme is they all failed, never thought their life would go where it did...Pres. Eisenhower, US Grant, Willie
Nelson, Johnny Cash, Angela Lansbury, ...you get the point.
You are your future.... you are your worst enemy...you are your best friend. God Bless