Gambling is only fun if you’re winning. If you’re losing, you start to get into such a hole that you think, “One more bet,” until you suddenly win everything back. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works most of the time.

There’s the old adage that you don’t bet more than what you’re willing to lose. However, that’s only for the smartest of us with the utmost self-control. Most of us go into casinos with that idea but then an ATM machine is magically backlit, calling over to us. Next thing we know, we’ve got our ATM card in our hand.

Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker.

When the cards are dealt, you have to hope for the best. That’s when I can simply offer one piece of advice to you: Try to decide how good your hand is at the given moment. Nothing else matters. Nothing.


Luck Never Gives…

It has been said that “Luck never gives, it only lends.” Essentially, this means that your luck will run out. You will never be given luck as a characteristic. It will never be said that you are “lucky” just as easily as saying you are “intelligent” or “courageous.” It cannot be used to describe who you are, and to think otherwise is a significant character flaw.

Rather, luck is only lent to you. At some point, you’ll be forced to give it back. That’s usually done without your consent, and it’s usually when you’ve finally built up enough courage (or foolishness) to make the biggest bet you’ve ever made. Your luck will run out without any warning, and you’ll be forced to deal with the consequences.

“Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” – Anonymous

You must always be willing to accept the risk.

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What Are You Willing To Risk

As such, what are you willing to risk when you make a bet with someone or something? If it’s money, that’s fine. As long as it’s an amount you’re willing to part with, it’s not a significant loss.

If you are betting with items that are irreplaceable, you have to exercise the utmost caution. Are you REALLY willing to accept the risk? Since luck is on loan, you have to realistically be ready to lose that irreplaceable item. Most people say they’re willing to accept the risk, but in truth, they most certainly are not.

Be truthful with yourself so that if the bet goes south, you are able to move forward.

Don’t accept certain risks no matter what, such as working with construction companies that aren’t worthy. If you feel as though it’s a gamble as to whether you’ll like the end product, you’re working with the wrong company.

Horse race

“Difference between betting on horses and betting on the markets, is that one of the horses must win.”

Know When to Gamble (and What to Gamble On)

Charles Bukowski once said, “If you don’t gamble, you’ll never win.”

While he’s certainly right about that, there’s a time and a place to gamble. Some people are so busy chasing their luck that they’ll make a bet about anything, anytime. “Hey, I bet I can fit this entire RV into your adult toy box.”

That’s what she shed.

Did well at strip poker the other night. I played my socks off.

Don’t take a bet that you don’t think you can win. And don’t take a bet being laid out by someone who’s desperate. Their loss could be their demise, and while they’re truly to blame, they’ll blame you until the day they die.

Some bets are easy to take. However, be sure that you’re willing to lose whatever is being bet in the deal. Not everyone is going to give you the opportunity to win it back. There is no guarantee of a “double or nothing.”

If someone bets you that their pole barn is better than yours, pay close attention to the construction. Is it a steel building? Is it made by Sherman? If it’s neither of those, then it’s not going to win any bet.

We’re going to deal a winning hand every single time with our pole barns. There’s a reason for that, though. We have over 40 years of experience with building quality buildings.

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If You Don’t Take Risks, You’ll Never Know

Throughout Sherman Country, it can be wise to take risks. However, there are two different types of risks: foolish ones and calculated ones.” We prefer the latter. Knowingly taking foolish risks makes you a fool.

Dan Pearce once said, “I am not where I am because of luck. I am where I am because I took risks others weren’t willing to take. The world rewards the risk-takers. It always has. It always will.”

This is the kind of advice we like at Sherman. We are risk-takers. We don’t depend on luck to make us successful. Rather, we took risks when it came to creating steel buildings with the customizable features that we offer, and it paid off.


It’s why people depend on us to create so many things for them. With the right plot of land, we can create a barndominium for a family to live in. We can build an adult toy box to fill with snowmobiles, fishing boats, hunting equipment, and other toys. We can even erect an ag building so that you can make the most of your farm.

It was anonymously said, “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

This is extraordinary advice when it comes to building a pole barn. When you choose Sherman, you’re getting a well-crafted building that is considerably more affordable than traditionally built buildings. This allows you to dream bigger. While others may think it impractical to build bigger, you’ll save money. And is it really a risk when you choose Sherman? We think not.

Whether you’re a gambler or not, we’ll show you how to take big risks that can pay off when you want a toy box, a garage, a home, or any other structure in Sherman Country. Give us a call, and let’s talk about the kind of pole barn you want to build.

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