Without getting to into too many of my personal beliefs and the way that children are raised today vs. my upbringing I’ll say this…
I was raised with the idea that nothing in life was going to be handed to me. If I wanted something in life I had to work for it. When I was growing up my father worked a full time job, a part time job, and went to school full time; with the idea that when he graduated that he would have a better job and be able to provide more easily for our family. Because he was constantly working or at school I didn’t see a lot of him for about 5 years. What I did see is was how hard my father worked. I saw how much time and care he put in, and the sacrifices that he made for our family, so that we would have our basic needs met.
Extra money was not something that we had a lot of because of the costs of schooling and other bills, so from a young age I learned that if I wanted to go to summer camp, or wanted that new thingabob (you know… I hear Ariel’s got 20) I was going to have to work for it. This was a mantra that has continued to follow me through my adult life. I am a full time teacher, who also assists with the marching band, and spring musical at school. I help my husband (who also works full time) manage our photography business . I also am an independent travel agent with Charming Travels LLC. I believe that all this work pays off… it affords me the travel that I so enjoy and the opportunity to experience life the way that I so choose. I believe that is why I identify and embrace today’s quote.
So here’s the point of today’s post… what Uncle Walt has to say about the secret to success-
“People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.”