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Buying Lotto Tickets

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2019

I wanted the receipt after I put gas in my car but the printer wouldn't print it. I mean, that printer has one job, or whoever has to reload the paper has one job.

To get the receipt, I had to wait 2 long minutes. Why did it take so long to get a receipt?

Because the people in front of me were buying lotto tickets. And they couldn't decide which ones to buy. It was like buying fireworks at a firework stand in June. So many options, so hard to choose. The problem is, 99.9% of those tickets (maybe 100%) were going to be worthless.

It's shocking how much money we spend on lotto tickets. The prizes are now in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Clearly, somebody's playing the lottery. I once heard Tony Robbins say that the average household spends $1000/year on lottery tickets. I can't verify that but I wouldn't be surprised.

The lottery ticket approach to life is not a good one. Rolling the dice, scratching tickets, and gambling might be fun, but they're not reliable ways of making money, getting fit, or reaching goals.

The same goes for weight loss and behavior change. You can't roll the dice and expect something to happen. You have to make it happen yourself. No pill, no protein powder, no doctor, no diet, no meal plan, no recipe book, nothing is going to replace making good decisions every day.

But when I hear someone say, "I need to lose weight by summer," I hear someone playing the lottery. He hasn't put in any work, is misbehaving, and now expects to make overnight changes. Everything is going to be different tomorrow according to this logic. This is playing the lottery.

Fortunately, there is a better way to play the lottery, and it's changing your behavior and thoughts. It's a much more sustainable method of change. Making those changes requires work up front but then you're on the right trajectory and you eventually reach your goal. When you play the lottery, you never start the process, waste time, waste money, get your hopes up, and never make any progress.

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