I want you to sit back and just think of getting up every morning at the same time for the sake of argument let’s say 5 days a week, going to the same place for 40 or more hours a week, for 30 years!!! OMG just the thought of it makes me cringe. But sad to say in reality this is the situation for a lot of people and it sucks if you ask me. Many people just tolerate the misery day in and day out just to make it to the weekend to feel free for a couple of days, get the Sunday night blues, then do it all over again, and again, and again, and again none stop like some sort of programmed robot. You wake up in the morning to an alarm clock, hit snooze a few times until you muster up the energy to drag yourself out of the bed. Silly thoughts start to run through your head, the thought of quitting crosses your mind every morning. Then reality sets in, you realize that’s not an option. You still have responsibility. Bills are due, you have to keep food on the table, and you have a family to support. What a bummer!!! All of this mental torture just to make a dollar. The same can be said for entrepreneurs, countless hours of work, work, work, no time no time for leisure things or to just sit back and enjoy life. Again for what? just to make a dollar?
But does it really have to be this way? Is it really worth the mental torture? Can things be better?
Indeed it can, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact it’s not for all people. I say this all the time, if you love what you do you never have to work a day in your life. Let me ask you this, if you had to choose between a job that pays a yearly salary of 100k but you absolutely hate it, versus a job that pays a yearly salary of 80k but you absolutely love it. Which job would you choose? Just something to think about. Don’t become a prisoner to the money. Yes we all love money and the things we can do with money, but don’t be miserable making a living. Now I do understand that everybody’s situation is different but the choice is up to you to change it. Do what ever it takes to regain your happiness.
Life is meant be lived doing what makes you happy. Don’t be the person that tolerated being unhappy for so many years just for a paycheck. You can have all the money in the world and still be unhappy if you don’t love what you do. Break the chains, free the mind, seek passion, and make the necessary adjustments to your life. It’s hard to imagine taking a pay cut to do something you love but if it means a healthy state of mind I for sure say its worth it, might cause for a lifestyle change but you’ll be free mentally. On the flip side it could work the other way around and become financially beneficial. You just never know but in the end it comes down to choosing the well-being of the mind over a piece of paper.
“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”