After watching many interviews of financially successful people, it dawned on me that most of them did something we fear doing. This thing they did is part of what made them reach their heights of financial success.
Before they were successful, many rich individuals used a large part of their income to fund their businesses or dreams, and within a period of 4 to 6 years, they became millionaires.
For this reason, the main difference between us and the financially successful is that we mostly use our income on entertainment and improving our social status while they invested their incomes. When we receive our incomes, investment is the last thing that comes to our minds. We think about going out, decorating our homes, and doing anything that instantly improves our lifestyles.
Deep inside, we know that we must constantly invest a large part of our income in businesses/projects for us to be rich. However, we still waste our income on things that never add value to us in the long run just because we want to look rich
We prefer spending on expensive drinks, cool gadgets, and spacious homes because these things boost our ego and social status. We are not willing to sacrifice a ‘cool lifestyle’ for the sake of our dreams because we want everybody to know that life is good on our side. Little do we know that people who make financial progress often embrace frugality for a while.
A few months ago, my sister told me a story about his workmate who managed to purchase a commercial bus because he was ready to live frugally. He took a huge loan to buy this vehicle, and every month the bank deducted a large part of his income, forcing him to walk to work every day. He also had to live in a cheap apartment and wear cheap clothes while his workmates were wearing designers and living in classy apartments.
However, after two years, he paid his loan, and started earning $ 100/ Kshs 10,000 a day from the bus. The guy, eventually, managed to earn more than his workmates because he was willing to live frugally for two years. This guy never feared to appear broke. He is an example of the few people who are ready to give up a ‘cool lifestyle’ to secure a better future.
There is no other way folks. We just have to continually invest in our projects/dreams. The more we invest, the quicker we move towards financial success. It’s hard to do so, but I believe we can do it.
Remember, FOR US TO SUCCEED WE HAVE TO LIVE A FEW YEARS OF OUR LIVES LIKE OTHERS WON’T SO THAT WE SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIVES LIKE OTHERS CAN’T
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If You Are Chasing Your Dream, You Are Fucked
This article is strictly meant for all those fucked up folks chasing their dreams. I always give you guys good news, but today I have bad news for you.
I believe you’ve put yourself in serious trouble by deciding to pursue your dreams because you have no choice but to persevere the hardships that all dream chasers face. You’ll have to endure the sleepless nights, anxieties, doubts, the feeling of giving up, and all other ‘negative’ things associated with dream chasing.
The good thing is that you can avoid these hardships by giving up. However, if you give up, you’ll have to live with deep regret and severe depression for the rest of your life because you’ll see people who were less skilled than you achieving what you gave up on.
Let’s say you want to be a rich and famous actor, and you know that you have higher chances of achieving this dream than most people. However, you give up after facing various challenges. A few years later, you see the people you knew were worse than you becoming award-winning actors. How will you feel?
You’ll feel bad, and people will notice it, and they’ll remind you that you had a better chance at succeeding yet you gave up.
That being said, it’s clear that you are fucked if you are following your dreams because you’ve set yourself for either regret or facing the many obstacles dream chasers face.
You’ll live with regret if you give up, and if you don’t give up, you’ll have to work hard till the day you’ll succeed. You’ll have to make lots of sacrifices, face criticism and rejection, force yourself to work every single day, risk failure, and experience slow progress even though you are working your ass-off.
I’m sorry for you dear because as a dream chaser, there is no turning back since you are like someone who landed on an island and burned all his boats. You just have to face the hardships dream chasers face or give up and drown in depression, stress, and anger forever. Either Way, You Are Fucked.
It’s horrifying, but it’s the damn truth. Following your dreams isn’t all fun and games, and so is living with REGRET and drowning in alcoholism because you gave up.
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5 Proven Factors That Can Make Your Hard Work As Useless As A Politician’s Brain
I’m a firm supporter of hard work, and I believe success is impossible without hard work. However, I believe some factors can make your hard work useless. These factors might make you fail regardless of how hard you work.
Here are they:
- Playing Safe
Hard work and playing safe equals frustration and lack of progress. Hard work only works if you take risks because taking risks opens you up to many opportunities which can result in you making huge steps in your career.
Therefore, be ready to be left behind if you are a risk-averse hard worker because you’ll always avoid taking advantage of risky opportunities that your competitors will exploit.
‘Travelling on a risk-free road, unfortunately, won’t get you to any important destination.’ – Ernie Zelinski
- The Lack of Uniqueness
Your hard work will be as useless as shit if you don’t stand out. In the book, Purple Cow, Seth Godin explains how your business or project might fail to attract customers if you don’t offer unique services or products. Today, the competition is tough, and your talent or business won’t get noticed if it is not unique. To be noticed, you have to offer something unique the way Lana Del Rey does it in the music industry. You have to be remarkable and different because no matter how hard you work, you might fail if what you offer is common.
- Poor Social Skills
Your hard work might be as useless as trap music if you don’t have the right connections. Poor social skills prevent you from having the right connections because they push people away. Besides this, they prevent you from effectively networking hence reducing your chances of success. Conversely, good social skills attract success because they make you a good networker who attracts people with the right connections.
- Poor Health
No matter how hard you work, you won’t succeed if you neglect your health. Poor health leads to failure because it results in decreased energy and focus levels. Besides this, poor health increases your chances of contracting diseases that might force you to regularly take long breaks from your work hence preventing you from being consistent, thus leading to failure.
- A Poor Team
If you are working on something with two or more people, your hard work will be useless as my high school diploma if your partners are lazy, unfocused, risk-averse, stupid, egocentric, weed-smoking, alcoholic idiots. These folks will always drag you ten steps behind every time you make a huge step forward. Besides this, you will also waste lots of energy and time trying to make them a suitable team.
All people who succeeded after working with a team did so because they worked with team members who were as determined and focused as them. Therefore, realize that your hard work will be wasted if you have a poor team.
Working hard and still failing is a depressive thing. Therefore, we must always pinpoint the factors that can make us fail regardless of our hard work. I believe there are many other factors that can make an individual’s hard work useless. You are free to add these factors to the comment box below.
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