Are you tired of your dead-end job? Are you tired of not having enough money? Are you tired of putting a mask every day you go to work? Are you tired of fake colleagues and mindless drone activities every day? Do you feel like you are not making an impact on the world? Do you wish you could make money from doing what you love? I know I did.
The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat.
What makes the most successful people in the world successful, happy and prosperous? They all have one thing in common: they all have a passion for what they do. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Michael Jordan and many more.
Is it not our fault for being satisfied with our low standards, by being “OK” with a dead-end job, by being “OK” living to pay the bills and maybe get a holiday or two every now and then. Could it be our fault that we do not believe that we are destined for more, that we could be more? We often look at other people and compare the little we know about ourselves with the little we see from them.
I hear you say: “Well, I do not know what my passion is. I don’t know what I want to do. I know what I am doing now isn’t that.” That’s ok because this is the first step. But the primary reason why you don’t know what is it that you love to do or what your passion is simply because you haven’t found it, you haven’t tried enough things, you haven’t experimented. You have been too afraid to get out of what you know and try something new.
Chase you dreams.
For those of you who know your passion, your hobby and the things that you love to do and you believe that there is no money in it – no money in singing, no money in being an artist and only the lucky 1% make a living from it – there is a very famous speech by Jim Carey in which he speaks of the most important lesson he learnt from his dad: “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
I know it’s hard. For all those successes you see behind Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Elon Musk there are hundreds of failures and these failures are what makes us a success. And the only difference between what you do now and what you could do is that when you don’t do what you love you get tired and worn out. You get sick of doing the same repetitive minuscule task with the same people you don’t like only so that you earn the money you believe you deserve to live a ‘happy life’. You do this only so that you can keep on getting the things that you have now and to look forward towards your next holiday, your runaway, for a week or a weekend. You spend your life trading your time, 8 hours at a time, for a salary. You either work on your dream or you get hired to work on someone else’s dream.
Make a decision.
Tony Robbins once said: “When would now be the right time to change this?” How much more do you have to wait?
Make a decision now and take that first step: buy that guitar, call that person, sign up to that class, start exercising once a week and you will slowly build the life you want.
Complaining doesn’t make you any better and what’s more important, nobody actually cares. It’s easy to be the victim. Nobody likes a victim. We all like heroes. We like their stories – how they overcame difficulty only to become great, despite their fears and limiting beliefs.
I know that you are still sceptical if this is possible for you. How can you work full time and pursue your dreams? How can you fit all that work into 24 hours? I would like to turn your attention to probably what’s the best book on the subject:
‘The $100 Startup:Fire your boss, do what you love and work better to live more‘ is a New York Times bestseller written by Chris Guillebeau. I would love to hear your feedback on this book as I found it both empowering and inspiring as well as informative with numerous examples of how people have approached the start of their new business. Chris has spent more than a decade gathering data and collating information from people who have left their jobs to purse their dreams. I would say that this book is a must-read for anyone dissatisfied with their job and considering starting their own business.
What’s your story? Who are you?
Find what you love. Make it your mission and get obsessed with it and I guarantee you your life would be an extraordinary adventure.
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