Think about this:
If you were immediately rich and had $50 million dollars what would you do with your life?
What would your ideal lifestyle be?
No really, think about that. What would you do if you had all the time in the world?
Oh sure, the first couple of months would be AWESOME.
You could make it rain cheese.
You could throw parties all the time with your friends and family.
You could buy gifts for your loved ones and of course for yourself! That dream car is yours, no doubt. (Me, I’m going with a Challenger SRT, blue with white stripes. Hey, it’s good to dream and set goals!)
You’d probably buy your dream house too. Or maybe a couple of houses in different places. Or maybe you’d buy your own little island in the Carribbean or something.
But after several months, life would set in again.
The excitement of everything would wear off. You could still do anything and travel anywhere you wanted.
But think about how it feels after a couple weeks off work and/or school. Don’t you get bored?
Be real with yourself and put yourself there. Imagine being bored with all the free time and money in the world. What would you do?
We all feel better after some work. We all need something to strive for, something that gives us a purpose, a sense of self-gratification and worth.
This is why people who make it big turn into philanthropists. They start giving to charities or creating their own charities.
This is partly because they simply need something to do with their time. It’s also partly because they like and need validation from other people.
It’s so funny…once we don’t need to work for money, we figure out other ways to work on stuff.
For instance, look at people like Bill Gates who sink millions into their own charities and focus on fixing things that are a priority to them.
Granted, once we’re rich we get to decide just what we want to work on, but that’s a VERY important concept to understand!
Once you know what you want to do with your life, you can work backwards from there and figure out what you’d really LOVE to do.
What ignites your passion? What could you work on for 10 hours a day for the rest of your life and be happy to do it?
For me, well, you’re kinda looking at it =) I love to help people and talk about this exact sort of thing.
What is it for you? What is your life’s purpose?
Figure that out first and then you can start working out just how to get there!
Go on, think about it, plan out what you want to do. Then get out there and start working on your goals. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way. It’ll take a while to get there, but life is about the journey – not the destination. (Steven Tyler was wrong about a lot of things, but he was right about that!)