Act Now

Although I cannot verify the author of the story below, it surely passes the message of why we must act on our goals early enough in life.

“I got a masters in mathematics from Columbia, and for twelve years I worked as an investor. I made good money the whole time.

On some days I’d lose, but on most days I’d win, and every year I made good money. But then I got greedy.

I thought I’d found a sure thing.

There was a pharmaceutical company coming out with a new drug, and I got a tip that it was going to be approved by the FDA. And the sources who were telling me this had always been right before.

So I bet everything. I thought: ‘I’m going to double my money really quick, and then I’m getting out. I’m going to use the money to start my own business.’ I even borrowed money to put into this stock. I was that sure. 99%.

And the next day I got a call from my broker: ‘I don’t know what’s happening,’ he said. ‘It’s dropping fast.’ And sure enough, later that day they announced that the FDA had rejected the drug. Suddenly I’d lost everything, and I didn’t even own my apartment anymore.

I couldn’t get out of bed for months. I stopped eating and dropped to 125 lbs. Then one day my girlfriend tells me, ‘If you don’t get out of bed, you’re going to die.’ So I got a job as a stock boy at a retail store.

Twenty years later, I’m managing ten of those stores. I wish that I’d just become a stock boy in the first place.”

The best time to have planted a tree is twenty years ago, the next best time is now. Action Changes Things (ACT now).

Yes you should do it NOW.


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