The past few mornings the radio station that I listen to has been giving away tickets for a concert this weekend. I’d really like to go to the concert, but I never called the radio station. Every hour on the 20’s you can call in to win.
I started laughing this morning because I’m thinking I will never win. But it’s mostly because I never even called. In fact, I hardly ever call in to the radio to win tickets because I think I’ll never win. It’s the same reason I never play the lottery or buy a raffle ticket. But at the end of the day, someone won. And it’s all because they picked up the phone and called.
Looking at this from a business standpoint I see so many people who are just like me. They’re mad that they got passed over for a promotion or upset about something else in the workplace. But did you ever pick up the phone? Did you even try to win that position? Or are you just saying if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen?
I often say that you can pray all day long for God to brush your teeth. But at some point you have to at least pick up the toothbrush. If you want something, go after it. Make the call. Because someone has to win every contest. Why can’t it be you?