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What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery?

by Scott on February 17, 2014

“What would you do if you won the lottery?”

Believe it or not, this wasn’t the first time I had ever been asked this question. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably explored this question hundreds of times throughout your life and you may have even gone through the different phases in life that I have that led to different responses to this question.

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15 year old Scott’s response:

“Sweet! Now I can afford a Sega Genesis and a Super NES!”

20 year old Scott’s response:

“Call everyone we know! Let’s have a party! KEG PARTY!!!”

25 year old Scott’s response:

“Phew! Just in time! I ran out of beer after last night’s KEG PARTY!”

30 year old Scott’s response:

“Sorry, I’m kind of busy right now. Can you come back later?”

Now, when you ask this almost 35 year old version of Scott, I find I spend more time thinking about my response.

Last week, while the jackpot rose to $50 million, my brother-in-law asked me, “What would you do if you won the lottery?”

I immediately responded with a stock answer that I can’t even remember anymore but as the week progressed, I kept returning to that experience. I kept thinking, “What would I do?”

My answers to that question surprised me:

  • I would train my body and mind every day
  • I would get involved in causes that I felt passionate about
  • I would help my family and friends in any way I could
  • I would share everything I’ve learned in an effort to help those around me

The thing that surprised me, was that everything on my list, I’m already doing right now.

You don’t need to win the lottery to live the life of your dreams. All you need to do is, every so often, take a step back and recognize that you’re already living the life of your dreams. You’re creating it every single day of your life.

I’m curious, what about you? If you won the lottery, what would you do?

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