The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in about 292 million (292,201,338 to be exact). Yet, I read an article that said even when the jackpot is low, an average of 30 million people buy. When the jackpot is high, that number can grow to 300 million.
Them’s some long odds. Yet that doesn’t stop people from betting.
But here’s the really weird thing. When it comes to something even more important than money, like their life, people won’t do simple things, even when the odds are much more in their favor.
Lengthen your strides. Unclench your fists. Use your core. Monitor your breathing.
Ironically, none of these words came from my track coach. They came from my very own father sitting in the bleachers well over four hundred feet away. As to how he was able to see all of this without his glasses, and talk over a stadium packed with parents, I’ll never quite understand.
I am not a cancer survivor, but I did survive as my wife’s caregiver during her fight with cancer. There is a saying I heard throughout our struggle, which states there are only four types of people in the world: those who are caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will someday need a caregiver.