Most of us, fall for the 40-40-40 scam.
Billions of people worldwide have fallen in this scheme.
It is where you make someone else rich by working 40+ hours a week for 40 years and then try to retire on 40% of what you couldn’t afford to live off in the first place.
This scam is commonly known as “a Job.”
A quick note: This is not your random motivational article. I am fed up with this useless crap.
The only goal of this article is to kick you in the ass and to get you started asap.
Now let’s look at something which can both scare and motivate you. The graphic below represents your life if you live for 90 years.
Keep in mind reaching 90 isn’t guaranteed, especially if you eat junk food and do not exercise. Let’s break your fictional 90 years long life into months.
It looks little better now, but we are somewhere on this chart already. You are probably in your late twenties or early 30s? Time flies.
Years pass like snaps of a finger. One snap and an entire month is gone, another one and 1 year passed already.
I don’t want to make you sad but motivate you instead. To create a better life.
Tomorrow can be the first day of your Life.
Or even better this could be Today.
Yes you, stop for a minute and think what do you want. Forget society rules, what the cool guys say.
Do you like what you study at the university right now, do you like your job or your life at all?
There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning.
I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?
Visualize the life you want and get it. Break free from the prison the life is building slowly around us every day.
Your passion is what you love most. If you didn’t found it yet, keep searching.
Don’t put the money before your happiness.
When you do what you love, you don’t need to work even a single day in your life.
“Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it … I have written because it fulfilled me.
Maybe it paid off the mortgage on the house and got the kids through college, but those things were on the side—I did it for the buzz. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for the joy, you can do it forever.”
Read this out loud now: “I can do this, I refuse to lose!”
Silence the inner voice of self-doubt which is the only thing blocking your way to success. Fear is an illusion.
Defeat the fear and make the first step.
Do you remember the man whom doctors said he would never walk again?
Have you heard the incredible story how Brandon Gaille defeated cancer twice and created a blog with million visitors?
I got chills at the moment just thinking about it.
These guys defeated severe physical problems and even DEATH. What is your excuse?
We live in a crazy era when you can work as a well-paid freelancer from any place in the world, or you can find funding for your business idea with crowdfunding platforms in a matter of weeks.
I don’t know what your dream is, but I am sure that you can make it a reality. Put your heart and soul, and you will succeed.
The lack of confidence could be a big hurdle. Your good mood is a start.
Create daily, weekly and monthly goals with strict deadlines. Your time is your greatest asset.
It cost $10,000 per hour. Plan it well. Your progress will motivate you to move forward.
You will also need a long term plan and a safety net.
For example, if you decide to quit your job and pursue your passion it is a good idea to secure enough money to cover your basic needs for at least 6-12 months.
There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, just stand up and try again. Here is the inspirational speech Rocky Balboa gave to his son.
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.
It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!
Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth.
But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you!
You’re better than that!
I’ve got news for those of you who keep saying “I don’t have the time” – There is never enough time to do everything.
That is why you need to dedicate your time ONLY to the most important things.
You need to learn how to manage your time. There are tons of proven systems and hacks out there.
Stick to what works best for you. I use Pomodoro technique and as far as I can tell the results are great.
You could also try “Touch It Once Hack,” which will save you time dealing twice with small tasks.
Put a deadline for every task because according to Parkinson’s Law “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”
Use time tracking apps to keep an eye how you spend your time and to find out if there is room for improvement.
Take regular brakes. Working longer hours without a break will decrease your productivity.
Courtney Seiter from Buffer will teach you about The Science of Breaks at Work.
Motivation helps us to do things better and faster. Find what motivates you most and use it to amplify your motivation when you are short of it.
This could be reading motivational quotes, listening to music, watching a video, visiting a place, an exercise, a talk to a friend, etc.
Use these amplifiers to keep moving forward.
You need to build daily habits which will help you to make progress.
For example, my newest habit is to get up at 5 a.m and to write for FortuneLords.com for 2-3 hours.
The article you are reading right now is written early in the morning.
Start small and increase the energy and time you invest gradually.
James Clear created a great guide you can use when you want to build a new habit.
I use a simple method called – “Don’t Break The Chain.”
Whatever you do remember one thing: