These are some rough sketches that my dad did for me. I think he’s an incredibly talented artist who’s creativity has been oppressed by other responsibilities. I hope to incorporate his artwork into this blog and eventually offer prints and original paintings for sale to help keep you motivated through your hardships. Whether it’s making it through the day, growing a business, getting out of debt, or creating the life that you have always wanted. Or a combination of a bunch of things.
We waste a lot of time. Doing something tomorrow or one day turns into doing it never. We think we have a lot of time and that we’ll live for many more years but the truth is, we don’t really know. We don’t know when we’ll die. Part of what makes life exciting is not knowing the answer to that question. But it also makes us take a lot of things for granted. We don’t really live as if we’re dying.
But we are. We die a little more each day until our time is up. Don’t be afraid to live the life you’ve always wanted to live until its too late. Life is for living, not for working. There’s more to life than spending most of your life working in a building being surrounded by people that you probably didn’t choose to be around. You should spend more time with friends and family and not your annoying co-workers who don’t add value to your life.
Do the following and you’ll be sure to lead a miserable, unfulfilled life!
- Stay in a miserable relationship because you’ve settled, don’t like confrontation, and/or don’t want to hurt the other person.
- Let someone else manage your money.
- Never take responsibility for the bad things that happen to you.
- Depend on someone else for your income.
- Take out lots of student loans because “everyone is doing it.”
- Never read books.
- Go to work, eat dinner, watch, tv, sleep, repeat.
- Say you always want to do something but never actually try to do it.
- Know that you should eat healthier and should exercise more but keep on eating fast food and sitting on the couch.
- Let fear control your life.
- Use money you don’t have to buy things that you don’t actually need.
- Keep working at a dead-end job that you hate so you have money to pay off your debt and pay for things you don’t actually need.
- Let advertisements control your emotions and cash flow.
- Never question authority.
- Depend on someone or something else for your happiness.
- Never chase your dreams.
- Never talk to that attractive girl or guy.
- Never try something new.
- Never have your own opinion.
- Do everything that the guy on Mad Money tells you to do.
- Believe everything the media tells you.
- Talk about changing but never change.
- Talk about starting your own business but never do so.
- Say you never have time but never actually try to make more time.
- Being more concerned about others’ decisions instead of your own.
- Accept answers such as “because I say so” or “because that’s the way it’s always been done.”
- Never leave your comfort zone.
- Feel sorry for yourself.
- Let your emotions get the best of you.
- Give up.
- Marry for money.
- Don’t have any goals.
- Don’t travel.
- Be close-minded.
- Think you’ve “finally made it” and quit working hard.
- Compare your life to others.
- Think you’re not good enough.
- Be an attention whore.
- Never save money for a rainy day.
- Never try to learn another language.
- Think you can just do it tomorrow.
- Never prioritize.
- Stop learning.
- Stop being curious.
- Never question others’ intentions.
- Be around people who are negative and bring you down.
- Sleep all day.
- Worry about what others think of you.
- Never volunteer or donate money.
- Hold grudges.
- Work ALL the time.
- Don’t spend a lot of time with friends or family.
- Put money before relationships.
- Don’t spend some time by yourself.
- Don’t meditate.
- Don’t reflect or evaluate good and bad decisions.
- Don’t learn how to cook.
- Make money your number one priority.
Feel free to add anything to the list!
Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:
- Why do most people in first-world countries work 40 hours a week for basically 40 years?
I think it’s because they aren’t aware of the opportunities that are actually available to them. We’ve been brainwashed to do well in school, get a degree, get a well-paying job, get married, have kids, retire, and die. That’s the old-school way of thinking. There is no such thing as job security anymore. There are ways around earning money legally than working for The Man.
If this doesn’t make you want to get off your ass and explore and do something with your life, I don’t know what will! 180 South is also available to watch on NetFlix and I highly recommend that you do so!