“Discover what you love to do, do it every single day, and exploit that passion in the service of others”
In my opinion life is about making an impact, not an income. What you do for others and the joy you get from your daily life should always be put in front of the amount of money you make, regardless of circumstance. I know that some of you have families to support, debt to pay, and circumstances where you need substantial income. I understand, I’m not saying it will be easy to live your dreams, but if I’ve learned one thing from my study of top performers it is; the only thing that is holding you back is you. Maybe you don’t want it bad enough, or aren’t willing to sacrifice what it takes to get there, but don’t blame talent or circumstance. I’m not saying your problems aren’t a valid excuse, but don’t be another victim of the system. I’m telling you it doesn’t have to be that way, you can take responsibility for yourself and your situation. Your “reality” is merely an illusion you have constructed, I know this because for many years I put boundaries on the life I was able to live.
Retirement should not be plan A, B, C, D, or E. The idea that retirement is a goal or a destination to work towards is flawed, and honestly pretty sad. The principal reason, although there are many, is that if you are working towards retirement that means you don’t do what you enjoy for the best years of your young and physical life. Then when you do reach 60, at the pinnacle of your mental state, you’re just going to waste your lifelong wealth of knowledge and experience sitting by a pool everyday? Without the proper nutrition, fasting, fitness, and pliability you probably wont even be physically able to travel and see the world with all that free time. Your life is an accumulation of days, be smart and plan, but live for today!
Through my studying of fulfilled and influential people, I have found that experience and self-improvement will always be far more valuable than money. I think its awesome that people are ultra successful and they should spend their money how they would like to, but I honestly don’t care about your Rolex or new BMW. Tell me about the joy you get out of your passions, the people you have positively affected today, and how fulfilling your daily tasks are. Living a life of passion is what fulfills me; I hope I can help inspire you to climb your mountain!