We spoke about retiring too early
- You thought that the job…
- Now, when you finally get to live your passion
- Some people have a lot of money…
- You will find something worth much more
In our last session on crime we spoke about retiring too early. Retirement – all it means is leaving your job, when it should be a point in your life that you are relieved of your job and now you can follow your passion. You finally get the opportunity to live that dream, or passion, that you had decades ago, before a job got in the way of that passion. To defend it you might say that you needed that job. You went to college to get a better job and make more money. That’s where you got off-track.
You thought that the job, the money and the stuff you bought was you. After all, that’s how others judged you – by having the things you had like the new car, the nice clothes, the Rolex, the big house. Then, you got married and had kids and now had to buy stuff for them as well as yourself. You may have even used this as an excuse to buy yourself more things. To reward yourself for being able to buy all the other things for them. The consumption illness/addiction continued to run your life.
Now, when you finally get to live your passion, how do you finance your passion? That’s easy, you sell all the stuff you have accumulated. Get rid of it all. Keep a little bit of furniture and a bed for yourself, but most of the other stuff should go. But wait, some of it’s not even paid for yet! That’s your problem and you must find your own way out from under this burden.
Some people have a lot of money, but no passion. These people wake up each day and count their money. They do this by making sure they didn’t lose any overnight, or that someone didn’t steal any of it, or to see if their investments went down. They hope to have enough money for when they get sick someday. After all, they’ll need all that money for their care. These people have money, but having no passion they are already insolvent in their life and half-dead.
Every day, if you live to count your money instead of your worth to the world, you have already gone spiritually bankrupt. You must find your passion and then find a way to finance it without the former trappings in your life. You will find something worth much more than anything you have ever bought. You will find you.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That even though you can’t take it with you, the stuff will bury you in the end.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because every one of you knows people like the ones we’ve described here and you judge them. You are really judging yourself.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Start today by selling everything you haven’t used since the last time you moved. Or, things you haven’t used in years that have value to someone else. Take the money and don’t spend it on more stuff.
COMMENTARY: When are you going to get around to living the life you intended before you got here? The life that contained all those great ideas and passions. How to finance your passions? Remove the obstacles that stand in your way. Go back to living like you did, or would have, in those old college days when you were in your prime. That’s when what you were doing and learning was more important than what you had. Lighten up and give yourself your freedom back. After you do this nothing can stand in the way of your passions. However, be prepared for how others will judge you – that’s the thing that got you off-track in the first place.