The Incredible True Story That Most People Are Afraid to Talk About

 

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I want to start off this post by asking you a few questions.

 

What do you want?

 

What do you really want?

 

What makes you excited to get up in the morning?

 

What sort of a situation would you like to have in your life?

 

Let’s suppose you just got out of college and you haven’t the faintest idea what you want to do.

 

So here’s the first question you should ask yourself: “What would you like to do if money were no object?”

 

Then the next question you should ask yourself is, “What would you want to do that really makes you enjoy spending the rest of your life doing it?”

 

It’s so amazing that with our kind of educational system, millions of people can do whatever they want. Some might say they’d like to be painters, poets, writers, musicians, or actors. Something of a highly artistic nature.

 

But as everybody knows, you can’t earn any money that way, or very little. Not usually enough to have a stable life, or a family, or nice things.

 

Another person might say, I’d like to live an outdoors kind of life, riding horses, or tending to livestock, or restoring rivers, or taking care of animals.

 

Let’s take the example of riding horses. So, what you are saying is you want teach in a horse riding school? Okay then, what’s stopping you? Go through with it.

 

You say you want to restore rivers? So, what you are saying is you want to be a conservation biologist or an environmental scientist. Okay, then go for it.

 

What do you want?

 

If you think deeply about it, you might finally get down to something solid. Something that truly calls you.

 

What if someone told you, “Okay then do that thing and forget the money.” Would you go ahead and do it, or would you choose something else you didn’t love just because it pays well?

 

If you say that getting the money is the most important thing and you give up on what you love, you will spend your life completely wasting your time.

 

You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to get paid and go on living, which is going on doing things you don’t like doing.

 

Um, I hate to break it to you, but that’s stupid.

 

Has anyone ever told you “It’s way better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, rather than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

 

Do you believe that’s true?

 

After all, if you really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is. You can eventually master it and turn it into something you can make money from. This is the only way to become a master at something–to do it all the time–because you truly love it.

 

Then you should be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So why worry about it too much? Somebody is always interested in something you do. You will eventually find others who are interested in that same thing.

 

But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like to do, in order to go on spending money on things you don’t like, and continuing to do things you don’t like, and then to teach your children to follow in the same track.

 

Take a look at what you are doing.

 

Is it so important to bring up your children and educate them to live the same sort of life you live? Is it so important to have them line up at the doors of the universities and corporations who are promising the most money, stability, and economic safety?

 

In order to justify your life and your level of satisfaction, should you bring up your children to go after the money first, and then have them bring up their children to do the same thing?

 

It’s all dry heave, and no vomit. You never get to where you really want to be in order to feel better.

 

So again, I ask you.

 

What do you want?

 

When you ask this question in a naive way, you’ll come up with naive answers. You’ll wish for all the food, clothes, cars, toys, comforts, convenience, money, and power in the world. You’ll want to control everything.

 

When you ask this question in a wise way, you’ll come up with an answer filled with love. Love for something that fulfills you and gives you the greatest sense of satisfaction, security, and joy that material things will never bring.

 

As always, keep leaping forward my friend.

 

NJ

 

 

P.S. While you read and think about this article, have a listen to this incredibly thought-provoking song I stumbled upon. It really got to the core of my soul when I listened to it, and made me think of how short life is, and why we can’t waste a single moment of our precious gifts. I hope it makes you feel the same way.

 

 

 

Photo and Music Credit: KROY

 

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Go

 

And leave nothing behind

 

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And take it all when you pack

 

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Leave this poor girl alone

 

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You are no longer my home

 

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Stay with me for a while

 

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