Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, a thought hit me.
Am I wasting time?
Am I living paycheck to paycheck and wasting away my life grinding for numbers in my bank account?
The answer is yes. Yes I am.
Even though I love what I do and enjoy coming up with new ideas to improve productivity…at the end of the day, I go home to an empty bedroom.
I sit down, eat my “bachelor” dinner, scroll my Facebook feed, and go to bed.
*If you are not familiar with a bachelor dinner, you probably never had it. Think fast and simple food. Like frozen meals, burritos, or my favorite: Top Ramen noodles.
This work grind process is repeated Monday through Friday. 5 Days a week, every week.
Day after day until you finally notice that 2 months, 3 months, 1 year, and then 5 years have passed.
You don’t WANT to waste your time grinding to support your lifestyle. But you have to.
You enjoy the perks of living in a capitalist society.
You enjoy the perks of having extra money to spend on yourself or someone else.
You enjoy the perks of living a better life.
You enjoy the new car you can afford.
You enjoy the new iPhones, expensive concerts, and nice clothes you can buy.
The short term benefits are amazing.
But it still keeps you up at night.
Is your time really worth it?
Will you wake up 10 years from now and look back on what you accomplished?
Just something to think about…