26 Dec Success means…choosing your ideal career
If money weren’t an issue, how would you spend your time each day?
Would you become more involved in volunteer work or in working with your church? Would you dedicate your time to learning a profession and advancing mankind’s knowledge in that field? Would you spend your days studying the love life of the South African ant?
If so, who cares if there’s no money in it—you’re not working for money anymore!
If you could live such a life, what would it teach your kids; how would it set up your legacy? How would it make you feel? How badly do you want that feeling?
The reason I want you to think about these things is because I want you to get excited about a new way of living – one where you no longer have to trade dollars for hours.
Sometimes I talk about your J-O-B as if I were spelling out a swear word in front of my daughter. The fact is, depending on an employer to pay your bills is a pretty crappy way to go through life. I know; I’ve been there. If you are there now, then I want you to think about your career differently than you may have in the past.
If money weren’t an issue and you could follow your passion, what would your career be? Would you be a professional investor like Warren Buffet? Would you support charitable projects like Bill Gates? Would you develop new transportation technology like Richard Branson?
I want you to be successful, but I hope that you don’t think that involves working 80 hours a week for the next 20 years at a job you hate. I want you to work harder and smarter now so that you can live your passions later.
It’s not too late to start living your dream career.