Amazon, the online juggernaut, has surpassed the mighty Walmart. Walmart’s been number one for so long that it’s hard to think back to a time when they were number two (that would be when Sears slid to number two in the early 1990s.) In the last 12 months, people spent more than $610 billion on Amazon compared to Walmart’s $566 billion(1).
How did Amazon do this?
They didn’t do it by building bigger and better box stores. Amazon didn’t try to nibble at the edges of Walmart or compete directly with them.
Amazon eclipsed Walmart by playing a different game.
Amazon changed the game completely, went in a different direction. Instead of building superstores, they built fulfillment warehouses along with a state-of-the-art computer and transportation network. After many years of hard work and investment, their difference is paying off big-time.
Hope is the same thing. It completely changes everything about the game of life. Instead of trying to make small, insignificant changes around the edges, it goes directly at the heart, the core of who we are.
• When we choose hope, we alter everything about ourselves and our lives.
• When we choose hope, we go in an entirely different direction.
• When we choose hope, we say no to our past and yes to the future.
So, choose hope today. Tomorrow. For the rest of your life.
(1) People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart, By Karen Weise and Michael Corkery, August 17, 2021, The New York Times