First of all congratulations! Give your self a pat on the back.
I say this because i am going to make the assumption (i know, I know, you should never assume blah blah blah but I’m going to anyway) that you have decided that there is more to life. More to life than just going to work and paying bills.
You are one of the very few that have decided there is no way you are going to be doing this same routine day in day out for the next 50, 40, 30+ years depending on how old you are. You want more, you know there’s more and that again is why i want to congratulate you.
Once you make that choice there is no going back
You don’t enjoy having the same pointless conversations anymore…you know the ones about which celebrity is wearing what or going out with who… You start to notice things that you didn’t notice before like news articles about entrepreneurship and opportunities to make more money. Also what used to interest you before just doesn’t seem to interest you now.
This is the first step towards the life you want. This realisation and awakening that has stirred somethings inside you will guide you and help you move forward towards greater things.
The only thing you have to decide now is WHAT, HOW and WHY
WHAT is the easy part. Most people desire the same things. Freedom and Choice being the main things, fast cars, nice clothes, fine restaurants and other shiny material objects is mainly what is comes down to. You may not want or desire material things there is no wrong or right answer for this. Maybe just long for a stress life lived on your terms. I’m sure you can come up with, exactly what you want in 5 minutes of focused attention. It is important that you do so or because you will need this vision to keep your self focused and pushing through the tough times.
HOW contrary to mainstream belief…is not that important. I say this because the how really doesn’t matter. There are a millions different ways to create the freedom and lifestyle that you desire. We are in the information age, all the information you could ever want or needs is at your finger tips.
There is an old saying that i love which is “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.
Don’t stress over how you will get to where you want to go…just know that you will get there and keep moving forward. When you are ready the right opportunity will present itself at the right time.
WHY…for me, is THE most important thing you need to decide. It is the fuel that keep that fire burning inside. Your ‘why’ is what is the hidden meaning behind your WHAT’s.
For example you might say…”I want a gold, Rolex day date”. When you yourself WHY you want that particular watch you will find that there is a feeling that guides it.
You will find that you see the watch as a status symbol, to others and yourself. Maybe it makes you feel more important, like someone that should be respected and should taken seriously.
So the feeling of importance and respect is what guides that desire. Your WHY for wanting to escape the rat race and live on his own terms is to feel important, to be respect and for people to take you seriously.
It is much more powerful to really drill down in to your desires and ask WHY is it that you want it. Once you find the WHY you will realise it is the feeling that having or achieving that thing is what you really want.
You need to hold that feeling close and channel it in to everything you do outside of your working hours, in your spare time, when the kids and/or your partner go to sleep in order to keep you striving towards achieving your goals.
Find your WHY’s, and you will find all the motivation you ever need
Feel free to let me know me know in the comments what it is you want to achieve and WHY?