Thursday, 25 October 2012

Make It Count

As the Year 12s finish their schooling and move off into universities, colleges, or full-time work, one of the biggest problems is that they don't know what they want to do. I hear that from a lot of my classmates actually.

One response I heard to that question was "What if money was no object?" What would you like to spend your life doing if you didn't need to make any money?

A lot of people want to be artists, musicians, writers, and poets. But of course, there's no real money in that, and so it's not considered an option.

But the problem with that is that if money becomes what's most important in your life choices, you pick a career and a lifestyle that isn't what you want, so that you can make enough money for the sole purpose of continuing your unwanted life.

And so it becomes this never-ending loop of depression. I don't even calling that living anyway, I call it surviving... barely. It's much better to live a short life doing what you want to do and making the most of it, than to life a long life in a miserable way.

If money were no object, what would you do? If you know; do it. Because when you do something for long enough, you can eventually master it. That's the only way to master something.

And when you do, you can then begin to make some real money from it.

So don't reject your greatest fantasies because you can't make a lot of money, or for any other reason either. It's impractical, you're not good enough, not smart enough, not tough enough, too short, or too tall.

Don't let anyone or anything stop you from doing what you most want to do in your life.

Because in our society, we have a habit of spending the first twenty or so years of our life preparing for the next fifty after that, and we spend those fifty years slaving away so that we just barely have enough money to live our lives the way we'd like to when we retire. And if we're lucky, we might get ten years really living the life we're meant to live. And that's just not worth it.

Live your life, follow your dreams, make it count.

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