Lesson:35

Today you are going to know why it is important that you do not get everything you want at once.  You might have heard the story of Bill Gates and how he got his fortune in life.  You might have heard that he was arrested two times.  Here I’m going to ask you a question:  What gives us more satisfaction, the pursuit of our desires or the attainment of them?

If I were to pick one it would be pursuit of the item.  Here is the story of Bill Gates who followed his dream to become a programer.  He started programming by joining a club called the Mothers Club at the school named Lakeside.  His interest in programming was the GE system in BASIC.  His first program he completed was an implementation of tic-tac-toe.  He was only 13 years old at the time.

Gates graduated from Lakeside in 1973, and was a National Merit Scholar, he even scored 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT test.

As you can see already Bill was doing good, he even asked the teacher if he could skip math class so that he could do programming instead, and the teacher allowed he to do so.

Bill Gates work hard in programming.  That is when he programmed Microsoft.  His friend Paul Allen helped Bill Gates and also was a founder for Microsoft.

In pursuit of his dreams, Bill Gates is now on average making $12.7 billion a year.  Paul Allen only has $18.1 billion right now (he is not making this much per year) and on his SAT test he got 100%.

You now see that two friends decided to do some work that is now used in everyday lives.

To get everything in life at once is pointless.  You don’t just get everything you want, most people don’t get much, but they go for their dreams.  If something breaks then replace it, if you want a new item, but if you did not want it at all anymore then you can go for something new.  If you want an upgrade, you can sell or just wait till the item breaks.  The thing is, most people like the journey to get the item they want, but some like it when they have it and they can play or work with it.

For me I like the journey of pursuing the item to that of attaining it.  It is my “go” in life.  Post in the comments what part do you like, the desires to have the item, or the attainment?

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