I have never bought a Gold Lotto ticket and I never will. You see I don't have a lotto mindset. I understand the odds of winning the jackpot, are less than a million to one and from where I am standing that's not great odds. For me I have always had a strong belief that, "if it is to be, it is up to me". I believe that if I bet on myself, if I back myself 100% and never, ever give in, then I will make it.
I come across so many people in life, some far more gifted than myself, and they are dead broke. Business and life is a struggle for them and when they give life a go, things just don't work out. You see the reason is because they don't bet on themselves. I was speaking to a business owner recently who was struggling, looking in from the outside, it was easy to see the many improvements he could make in the business. However with every suggestion I made, he already had a reason why it wouldn't work. He had given up. So when he tried stuff with the mindset that it wouldn't work, guess what? Surprise it didn't work. An interesting point to note that if you think you can, you can, and if you think you can't, you certainly can't.
In reality he had given up before he even started. Everything he tried was without enthusiasm, and without the real effort needed to succeed. I know that while not everything will work out all the time, if you bet on yourself time and again you will succeed. Wouldn't backing yourself give you better odds than a million to one.