Payday Promise: Working today for the promise of payday tomorrow…
What is paydaypromise.com you ask? Well I’m not sure if you did ask, but I thought I’d answer that one out of the gate.
Payday Promise is a site that I started to to help people, including me, to work today for the promise of a payday tomorrow. My motto is: Working today for the promise of payday tomorrow. Those are quick words but words that can have a long term impact!
Most people are looking for something easy. My Dad used to say he wanted the job that started at 11 AM, ended at 12 noon, and you got an hour off for lunch. I’ve looked for it to and I’ve never found it although the thought of it is beautiful. By the way, my Dad told me I wouldn’t find it.
Growing up, Friday was the best day of the week. It was the day that my Dad, got off work and the weekend would be fresh, and we as a family would go and buy groceries and then get the only meal out in a restaurant that we would have. That’s because every other Friday was payday. It actually only happened twice a month and I can still remember riding in an old Plymouth (’64 Plymouth Belvedere with a slant 6 engine – that’s for my motor head friends). I remember riding in the backseat eagerly waiting to go to the Food Lion Grocery Store.
At the grocery store there was also a Family Dollar Store in the same shopping center where we would go and wish for all the toys that were in there as we held onto the couple of dollars that we got every other week for our allowance. After the shopping, in the grocery store and the Family Dollar store, we would then go to Hardees or occassionally a fish retaurant. I’m still shocked when I look back on my childhood that we would only eat out twice a month at a fast food restaurant. That was because money was tight, but thank God for payday.
Payday was the day we would look forward to knowing that your bank account was full again, that there would be enough money to buy the necessities of life, and the hope that it would last until the next payday.
As a child, and I was probably about six years old at the time, I didn’t realize that there was 50 hours a week that my Dad gave every two weeks for that payday. That every other payday was approximately 100 hours of my dad’s life that he gave every so we could eat, be provided for, have a home, and hope that tomorrow would always be better.
From the bottom of my heart I’ll say it every day of my life, I Love My Dad! (Here is a pic of my Dad and Mom, but in the south we say Daddy and Mama)
He was, and always has been, an incredible example of someone who worked hard and provided for his family, and has an expectation not only a payday in this life, but taught me that there’ll always be a payday eternally.
This post isn’t about an easy get rich quick scheme, or just a payday in this life.
It’s about working hard today. It’s about doing things right today. It’s about doing the smart things today that take effort and work so that tomorrow life can be better.
There is an old saying that says, “if it was easy everyone would do it.”
Which is exactly why most people don’t; because the great paydays in life aren’t easy or I should say life doesn’t seem to be easy to those who do not want to work in an effective manner to make their payday come to pass.
We honestly, you and I, live in the most incredible time in human history. You are reading this blog from wherever you are, and whenever you are reading it because I know you are not reading it as I’m typing it sitting in my office. That would be extremely creepy and thank you for not showing up and peering over my shoulder.
For a few dollars and life always takes a few dollars, you have a computer, you have the Internet, and you have the time with which to read this article, consider what you want to do in life, and take action or do nothing at all. It is by far the greatest day and time that you can ever live.
No longer do you have to go to the library, or a research center to find out information. Heck, I never watch television without my laptop on my lap researching and studying the television program I’m watching. Who the actors are? Where it was filmed? What the documentary is about? How to make a Tesla coil. How to change your water heater. How to change the head on the 2001 Nissan Altima. (Again, that comment is for my motor head friends) Whatever!
All of that information is instantly available at my fingertips and at your fingertips 24 hours a day, every day, every week, every month, every year, every moment of your life information is available. The only part that you have to give to a payday of either education or commerce is the effort which is another word, and to some in this time a dirty four letter word! THAT WORD IS WORK!
Work is defined as activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.
The question you have to ask is what purpose or result do you want your life to have not only now, but tomorrow, for posterity, and for your eternity. What do you really want?
Have you ever taken the time to write out a list of the things you want to accomplish in your life? If you haven’t ever done that you should stop and find some paper, get you a pencil – not a pen so that you can erase if necessary – and write out a list of at least 100 things you want to do in life.
Dreams, even extravagant dreams compared to where you are in life today, should be written down. Do you want to write a book – write it down. Do you want to learn to fly a plane – write it down. Do you want to be a better parent – write it down. Do you even want to be a parent – write that down too.
Only when you have made decisions today, about what you expect tomorrow, will you have the encouragement for actions in your life today that will produce the life you want for tomorrow!
So the promise of payday to you now is this simple statement: Are you willing to give the effort and activity either mental or physical in order to achieve your desired purpose or result?
That is only a question you can answer, but if you answer correctly and put in the effort there is the promise that there will be a payday not only in this life but in the life to come.