I only have one goal in life…Live Life on My Own Terms.
Probably like many of you, I went to primary school through the 12th grade. I then went to college and received a bachelor’s degree. After that I went straight into corporate America and the eight to faint lifestyle. I was a full-fledged participant in the rat race. Running ever faster for a piece of the cheese that I never saw and wasn’t even sure existed.
Rats in a Cage
We were misled all along. All through school, college and the workforce I was taught to believe that I could get ahead if I just kept at it. If I just studied hard and got good grades I would get into a good college. If I made good grades in college I would get a good paying job. By working hard I could climb the corporate ladder and eventually retire with a sizable 401K balance.
Let me tell you something. The promises that, as an employee, your hard work would create wealth and freedom were a lie.
Well, you are building wealth and freedom alright, but not for yourself. You are creating wealth for the business owner. The idea that you should go to college and then get a job to be successful is a farce and we are all dopes for falling for it.
You and Your Own Ingenuity is All you Need
It took me many years to figure this is out. However, now I’m set on flipping the script, turning the tables. I’ve seen behind the curtain and am pulling the damn thing down.
In order to get ahead in life you’ve got to do it on your own. Live life on your own terms. Other people aren’t interested in your success. You’ve got to take the initiative and be a builder, be a producer, be a creator.
Take a look at any successful businessman. They created either a product or service and then built a market and the means of production around it. They created something out of nothing. You’ll never become rich from being an employee and building someone else’s business. Stop being a worker bee. You’ve got to create the product, means of production and the market.
Fortune Favors the Bold
I’m pretty sure I’m not the smartest person in the world, but when I set my mind to something I’m damn sure going to accomplish it. I believe I can do anything I want to do and that belief puts me far ahead of the curve.
Most people self-impose limits on themselves. They won’t succeed because they have already told themselves the can’t.
Don’t be an idiot.
Limits are for those who are afraid to fail. Limits postpone disappointment. Instead of being upset that your business failed or your investment tanked you will wait until you are old and decrepit and collecting social security before the disappointment sets in.
Instead of the one or two business failure you’ll be commiserating over a failed life. One in which you never gave yourself the chance to succeed. A life that was led in the shadow of self-imposed limitations. Limitations that kept you in the rate-race, that kept you an employee making just enough money to survive.
Be the Man
Well I say to hell with regrets! I’m taking chances today. I’m living life on my terms and taking orders from no one anymore. Damn the Man! No, screw that, I am the Man. My success is up to me and I’m not going to fail. I rule my own reality.