Choose to be successful
When you think about it, life is really all about making choices. Some choices are easy, some are difficult. Every choice we make, easy or difficult, helps shape who we are as a person, how successful we are, how happy we are, even how we measure success and happiness. If the same thing that makes you successful in life also makes you happy, that’s a good indication that you’ve made some good choices along the way.
Consider, for example, your job. In order to be financially successful, over-the-road professionals have to put in long hours, spending days if not weeks at a time away from family and friends. The old industry adage is true: If your wheels aren’t turning, you aren’t making money. On the other hand, everyone deserves some happiness, and maybe what makes you happiest is spending time at home.
There is a third choice, as Kevin Rutherford, author of the “Business of Trucking” column (see page 42), keeps pointing out. Making money is just half of the financial success story. Just as important is how well you mind the money you make. Do you keep close tabs on your expenses and look to cut costs whenever possible, or do you blow your hard-earned dough on stuff you don’t need?
The choice is up to you.