Today’s Tip – It is not always about the Benjamins. You have to love what you are doing. Though, anything you do is just a means to an end. If you are a teacher, a musician, a writer or even a banker they are all means to an end. What end is that? Taking the little moneys you make with these avenues and learning to invest them into life. Money replenished is not money earned.
Do you? Love what it is you do? It so happens that I love what I do now. This wasn’t always the case, I sacrificed to reach my goals, so I could do what I loved. Every job you ever have is just a means to an end, but to what end? Just to pay bills? That’s an unhappy thought. You need to work for more than just making ends meet. You need to work towards something, anything you want. For some it’s to own a home, and then do what they love because they can. For others, it’s to be successful in their chosen craft and the money itself is a side effect. If you invest and plan with your money, it becomes just another tool in your repertoire, no longer a means unto itself but something that helps you get what you need to be successful. For me, it was time to do what I wanted. Just working to pay your bills and expenses is a never-ending cycle it’s not a life it’s a curse. Break the curse, you think Donald Trump still works because he needs to, or because he is working for something bigger? Steve Jobs, Bill Gates… They all had a vision, and the money was a by-product of it, think about it. Trump lost everything he had several times and is still on top, because he has vision and loves what he does. That is the key.
Yes, you may have to sacrifice short term wants for long-term success, but that’s the price, and a cheap price it is. The alternative is to work your whole life and never actually live.
Yes I know nothing in this was funny… except Trumps hair.. wow all that money and he cant get a decent haircut…
- Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons (89lp63.wordpress.com)
- Bill Gates speaks about Microsoft and Steve Jobs (theinformativereport.com)