In a recent Eagles Club discussion, my friend Dave Ramsey said that it’s clear “some people have portable success.” So what does that mean?
Haven’t you seen people who just seem to have the “Midas Touch?” Everything they do just turns out well. They’re never out of work; they get promotions and bonuses, their cars never break down, and the sun always shines on their days off. If they start a business, they sell it for a big profit and start another.
Also, I’m sure you know someone who has lost multiple jobs, has had numerous cars that all were lemons, and every day is gloomy. They struggle in relationships, health and finances.
So how do we get positioned for portable success? Is it fate that determines our lot in life? Is it luck, circumstances or predestination? Must we be born in the right country or the right family? Do we choose success or failure? Can we move from the whiner side to the winner side once we are already on a path?
Frankly, I’m not as sure as I once was. I’ve always believed we could choose success or failure. But I know a gal who at 28 is attractive, black, ex-con, and eager to change her path. She’s bright, articulate, hard working, honest and a committed Christian. But no one will rent to her, hire her or sell her a car. She struggles with every illness that comes along and then misses important appointments.
Is she doomed or can she move over to the path of having portable success? What will it take for her to change her path physically, financially and relationally?