I think you do. In fact, I believe that 95% of all people need a real kick-in-the-ass sometimes to wake up and start doing instead of dreaming.
I’m not saying that dreaming is a bad thing, the facto is that if you don’t do anything about those dreams, they will never materialize.
Most of these so-called 95%’ers believe that they’re actually doing something worthwhile.. Except they don’t see the bigger picture.
Note: I’m not throwing shit at people, just saying that most people are clueless. If you’re not one of these people, then know that I am GENUINLY HAPPY FOR YOU! Seriously! 🙂
Anyhow… Some of these 95%’ers are actually happy where they are. These are the people who love what they’re doing (or at least think they do), and live their life without actually striving for more than what they do each day.
I understand these people though… I mean, it sort of hurts to say it but until today, I was one of those people.
What happened is that I got a very important phonecall. One of those calls that you maybe get once during your whole lifetime.
It was a kick in the ass.
This was the last person on earth I’d expect to call me at 8 a.m. and turn my life upside down and put EVERYTHING into PERSPECTIVE.
I realised that what I am actually doing today, isn’t really going to get me to where I want to be in 2, 3 or even 10 years. Until this day I’ve been thinking that everything will sort itself out as long as I stick to my “safe” plan…
(This is what I want by the way ^^ – and I’d like it NOW. To hell with a 5 year plan when I can be working in a state of mind that will put me on a boat like that in Monaco before I manage to blink twice.)
Anyhow… The hard truth is that this won’t happen unless I actually DO SOMETHING about it. For the last one-and-a-half yrats, I’ve been sitting on my ass, waiting for a miracle to happen. I was going to grind it out like the rest…
Deep inside, I knew that I had more to offer. I still do. My potential is beyond my own grasp. I can’t even imagine the things I can accomplish if I simply DO.
That’s the thing, coming back to the 95%’ers… The one thing that they fail to realize, is that WORKING for and around your goals (and please understand me correctly, I’m not talking about working in an office in 3 to 5 years time), will actually lead to you accomplishing them!
So do this for me today: take 5 minutes to think about WHERE it is you actually want to be in 1, 2, 3, 5, 10-years time… WHAT is it that is going to make you HAPPY BEYOND BELIEF at those stages in life?
Once you’ve captured THAT, start ACTING so that you can achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve.
Give yourself a kick-in-the-ass and realize that you don’t really want to work in a cubicle.. I mean who does, right?
So go for your passion! Wake up! Start LIVING YOUR LIFE, and not someone elses!
B-man, signing out 😉
P.S. I’ll be following this up in another more structured post. I just had to get all of this out! 😀