posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 08:54 PM
Cliche as it may be.. working smart will tend to get better results than working hard. Working hard while working smart yields even better results,
though failure is still certainly possible. Not much in life is a sure thing.
You can make a living doing what you love, but it will also limit options in a sense. It also runs the risk of ruining that hobby/activity, though
that's certainly not a sure thing. It still needs to be in a framework that generates a certain threshold of income.
There is also the option of tackling finances directly, in order to achieve a level of freedom outside of that occupation. Ideally, this approach aims
at generating enough assets to be able to eliminate the need for an occupation as soon as possible.
In the latter approach, its best not too look at it in terms of a "dream job." Instead, targeting a specific market that you may or may not have an
interest in yourself.
There are options that blend those two examples and certainly more approaches. Running your own business, regardless of what it is, is a really great
option for many instead of say, working for a large faceless corporation. Sometimes the best path can still be doing the latter to get to the
Where the people I've known go wrong, including myself, is trying to get the best of both worlds right off the bat. It can happen if everything lines
up right, but the reality of how that is achieved can be quite different than we think it will be. An inability to adapt to that can wreck even the
Which is why having a clear goal can be so helpful. Whether its either option, it can be used as a focus to make long term planning decisions instead
of just "making it" day to day with no sort of direction or sense of achievement. The loss of those things were really what impacted me most. Even
though I had ideas for goals, I wasn't really using them as goalposts or actively working towards them.
Personally, I think of it like a gift to my future self. That train of thought just seems to put it in a clearer perspective. We have a funky system,
imo, but it doesn't have to be all bad.