“I will just work until I make ‘X’ dollars and then I will do what I have always dreamed.”
Have you ever heard this comment from a hard-pushing, driven person? I know I have! In fact, I think I have said it myself. The other comments I often hear are “I love what I do!” and “Work is my hobby!” While I certainly love my work and find great enjoyment in what I do, I have many things in life that I want to accomplish and many dreams to live out. Building and maintaining a successful business is certainly one of my dreams, but making money is not my ultimate goal.
The risk in the opening statement is that if you don’t CLEARLY define the “what I have always dreamed”, then the “X” dollars will simply increase with each passing year. While I believe some people truly do find their work to be a hobby, the vast majority will work at increasing their “X” dollars out of fear. They fear a void that will be created if they do not have a job or business to go to everyday. I want to get to a place where the fear is the opposite! I want to fear what I will miss out on if I only focus on going to the office every day.
When you CLEARLY define the “what I have always dreamed” and when you keep those dreams in the forefront, your fear of a void will begin to diminish until it no longer exists. You will see that there is no void to be fearful of! When we become passionate about accomplishing our dreams it isn’t hard to make the “X” dollars and move on.
This is BEING RICH versus having riches. Having millions in the bank is not the same as living like a millionaire. And, living like a millionaire is not owning enviable things. It is chasing after your dreams and living a life that is both exciting and meaningful. You cannot live this life if you are a slave to your possessions.
So, I would encourage you to clearly define your own dreams and desires for your life. Maybe you want to travel the world, start a charity or go on family adventures with your children. Being rich helping others and enhancing your life in the process. So, dream big, think differently and let go of the fear of a void and you will begin to live the life you have always dreamed!
If you are ready to take action on living your dreams and finding your life’s purpose I would highly recommend reading Living the Dream, written by my good friend and pastor, Daniel Floyd. This book will motivate and encourage you as you pursue the life you were meant to live!
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