The question is whether we are able to recognize our own motivations or desires. It is easy to look at a new opportunity and say “I want to create this new business.” But the question is whether we are actually doing this or whether we are just looking for a new way to make a living. Many times, it feels like we are running from something to someone else.
It’s true that many people say they want to make money but they don’t actually know what they want to do with it. And that is why we get so many e-mail messages, tweets, and social media messages that say, “I want to be a writer. I want to write. I want to work.” We know that this is not actually true because it’s not what we want to do. We want to create a new business that allows us to write and create.
But we are not writing anything of value. We are not making anything with our skills and knowledge. We are not even paying our bills. We are only doing what we want to do. The fact that we are doing this is because we have so we can pay our bills. And that is what should concern us.
At least that’s what it seems to me. A lot of people are probably going to be writing about what they’re doing and then getting paid for it too, but it doesn’t seem as though that’s what we actually want. We want to do what we want to do. The problem is we have no money. We are not even making a profit. We are just surviving.
I think the key is just to stop doing what you want to do. You can’t change if you don’t want to change. You are not going to make more money if you continue to do what you need to do. Sure you might sell a few more t-shirts. But the fact that you have no money doesn’t give you the freedom that most people have when it comes to doing what they want to do. Money is just an excuse.
If you want to be poor, you have to be poor. If you don’t want to work, you can’t afford to work. If you don’t want to eat, you can’t afford to eat. If you don’t want to sleep, you can’t afford to sleep. If you want to do anything, you have to want to do it.
I think this quote has a lot of truth to it. I know for me it’s a huge part of why I feel that way about everything I do. The reason it’s hard to stop and think about it is that I feel like I’m always working on something and that I’m never really done. Then I feel like I’m done for good.
That’s how I feel, that’s how I feel. It’s why I take a day or two off. Or two months. Or six months, depending on how much time I have available to do it. I’m always working. And if I work for too long, I get tired. Or bored. Or just plain old burnt out. I hate to say it, but I feel like I’m always working. And that’s a problem.
And that’s why I don’t really like the idea of quitting my job. It makes me a better person. I don’t have to work hard, I don’t have to be good at it, I just have to work. It’s the way I was raised. If I quit my job, I’d be less likely to do it right. I’d also just have to work harder.
You could argue that quitting your job would be a good thing for you. That you could be doing whatever you want and you wouldn’t have to worry about the money or the schedule. I disagree. First of all, I would be less likely to do it right. I don’t mean that I would be less likely to be a good manager, I mean I would be less likely to be a good manager because I would feel so much pressure to be perfect.