Growing up we all wanted more money than whatever we got given by our parents. Over the years that appetite for money grew. The older we got, the more we spent and the more we wanted.
Early on when our parents got fed up of us spending money “Like it grew on trees” we’d here them tell us to work hard at school so we could one day earn money too. Earn more money than them even, so we could spend to our hearts desires, buy this and buy that.
If you are living off your own earning like me you know how hard it is to manage money. No we don’t buy the things we want, we buy the things we can afford because being broke sucks!
Depending on how you were raised that job is viewed as the ticket to financial independence which I must say is bliss. For some its just to have more money. Some so they can have something to do and have pocket money. Whatever the reason when we start out, we work for money.
If you are someone who is hyper-aware you realize very quickly that that money goes faster then it comes. So some take up side hustles like me then it becomes suffocating, working everyday, every night, weekends, public holidays and through the festive season.
Money is no longer worth the hassle of waking up on days where people sleep in, money isn’t worth sitting up when people are sound asleep at 3am in the morning, money isn’t worth missing out on meet up with friends or family gatherings.
If you aren’t able to now, you will probably never see the cycle many are part of and label as the “RAT RACE” (which i will talk about later).
If you are able to you will see the cycle, you will see yourself slaving for money will go quicker than it came.
Seeing yourself stuck in a cycle of earning and spending can take a heavy toll on your psyche. Alot of people are depressed because of this but cant even see it because they’ve been programmed to see working for money as a norm.
I get that you have to pay bills, I get that its hard to get that dream job, I get that you gotta start somewhere. But that’s exactly why I’m writing this. So that you do what you must to survive but you do it with your eyes open. Do it knowing that there’s a better way and that you don’t have to be stuck doing what you’ve been told or programmed to do if you don’t want to.
We’ve all had things in life we’ve liked to pursue,jobs we wanted to work, positions we’ve wanted to be in, but as we got older most of us pushed those things to the back of our minds. For some of us, these desires changed,but we are too afraid to pursue them seeing how much we’ve already invested into being where we are today.
But in my experience, I’ve seen and heard from those before me about the benefit of doing what you love, doing what you want and what sets your soul on fire. This feeling cannot be replicated by anything else in the world. This is a feeling that feeds the soul.
And no amount of money can produce this feeling of satisfaction.
So yeah, do what you must, do what you need to do to pay the bills but know that there is a better way out there.
I’d be happy to have a one on one with you about perusing the things that freak you out but set your soul on fire. Add me as a connection and message me direct and lets get you chasing your dreams.
Want to read more? Check out these other articles about this literary series 10 Things to Unlearn from School.
- Failure is the opposite to Success.
- Following the given process is better than seeking out efficiency.
- Being told what to do before doing it.
- Doing ONLY what you are told to do.
- Everybody is restricted by the same rules as you.
- Using free time to escape from the reality of school
- Living for the weekend.
- Doing things you don’t enjoy just because everybody else is doing so.
- Letting your haters affect you.
- Working for money.