Have you ever had the dream of just dropping all your responsibilities at work, walking out and going as far as humanly possible from all of the BS in your life? I know I certainly did. Two decades back, I thought it’d be mad to be doing exactly what I loved while traveling and living on the other side of the world.
It was always a dream of mine, but the number of people does we know get to live their fantasy? My dream was freedom — freedom to travel, freedom to work when and how I wished to, and freedom to make every detail of my life how I wanted it to be. I’ve been able to do that and live that – and you can too.
People often say they are unable to accomplish their dream due to children, insufficient time, lack of money, lack of ability /experience, but most of these are untrue — it’s simply programming that doesn’t let our minds find a way to a remedy. If we can open our minds up and see clearly, there are so many approaches to what you want. While it’s true that our duties will make a different street for each of us, freedom is still an alternative for anybody eager to put the time into buying themselves.
“People are chasing money, not happiness. When you pursue money, you are going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you do get the money, you are not likely to be happy.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
It begins with being able to view it as a potential — this starts the shift in attention from can’t happen to at least maybe it could. Frequently behind our explanations are fear, insecurity, lack of self-worth, and blame but at the end of the day, our entire life is our creation. You owe it to yourself not to allow past hurts to hold you back from the life you dream of living.
You need to place yourself, your joy, and your fantasy before your job. I get it, most of us need the money and enjoy the safety of a paycheck. Some of us love our career to get the validation of work well done. But even if you love your career, making something of your own is more gratifying. That can be your time on this earth to experience your life as you and nothing is more satisfying than that.
Below are 4 great ways to overcome the roadblocks to your freedom:
- Spend one hour a day on yourself
If you can devote eight hours a day to your job, you then can devote one hour per day to yourself living the way you would like to. If you’re able to devote an hour per day to building the life you want, you’ll make tremendous progress. One hour daily is 365 hours each year. And the cool thing is, as soon as you get going, it gets easier and easier and you do not wish to stop! If you’re short on time, then take 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there. There is always a way.
One hour per day is what generated the liberty for me starting. I had been working a normal job and my mentor forced me to spend one hour per day doing something — anything — toward my objective. After fourteen days, I was fairly shocked by how much progress I had made by that time. My initial sixty dollars I made for myself personally felt like a thousand compared to working for someone else.
- Find a mentor
Find five people who’ve done what you are setting out to do (or the closest thing to it) and contact them. If you do, remember to provide value first before requesting anything. Mentors have a funny method of pushing you to perform five times longer than you’d do all on your own.
- Reaffirm daily what your objective is
Write down your goals and read them every day. Burn your goals to your mind. Filling your mind with ideas of where you want to be, will get you there faster. Additionally, the more you are considering your goals, further solutions can occur to you. The clearer the essence of your objectives, the better the solution.
“Your job is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do everything you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do… Do not settle.” — Steve Jobs
- Get assistance
Whether you need a cheerleading squad or a therapist, then obtaining help is a superb idea. It ranges from finding individuals to assist with your mindset and letting go of doubt or insecurity to somebody to bounce ideas off of. Personal assistants who help out for a few hours a week can surprisingly be a great deal of help! (This can be as few as two hundred dollars each month).
It’s so easy to read this and believe we will passively apply these but most folks will just forget it tomorrow. You can be the person who takes these steps and lives the type of life which most people will never experience. And I hope you do. Go and live your very best life ever!