I am and always have been a huge fan of success, the problem though, was that I always defined success solely in terms of money and stuff (a nice word for material crap or shit). And to continue this thread of honesty, I still really, REALLY like money…it’s fun and can also provide a sense of security in some ways. I have however, drifted away from the belief that the stuff you have is important. To prove that we have been downsizing by getting rid of stuff that we don’t use or never will use; this my friends has been mind-blowingly awesome. What a sense of surrender and relief.
On the topic of money though, I still find a lot of value in it but for different reasons then I use to. One aspect of money that I still love is its ability to get real shit done when used the right way. I would love to be a multi-millionaire and put some of that money toward children, education, and anything anti status quo that I could get my hands on. Money in the traditional sense of go bust your ass all day, give a huge chunk to the local and national governments in the form of hundreds of taxes, and do it all again tomorrow sucks…it drains most of us.
This traditional view of money causes frustration, depression, arguments, divorce, insecurity, and so on…not good. I’ve shifted my thoughts on money therefore I am, for the most part, able to enjoy my life more. Not having the emotional (or whatever it is) attachment to things and to money really is a liberating process. But again, I still love money…but changing my view on what money is to me and what I want to do with it has shifted enough to where it does not affect my day.
All this being said; I do work my ass off but when you can put proper perspective on things, it makes the work far more enjoyable. My purpose on this Earth is not money, it’s not the clothes on my back, nor is it the vehicle I drive. At the end of the day, I feel like my purpose is to strive to be better every day, to have relationships, to create, to help, to motivate, to share, and to be inquisitive on this journey (I am sure some of my friends may think I sound like a bleeding heart tree hugger…screw you…I’m not! LOL).
I guess my overall point with this is that life is about perspective, finding out who YOU are and where YOU operate best from. Because when it is all said and done, no matter what you believe, the thing we can all probably agree on is that the time we do have here should be effective, productive, and educational. I’m so stoked that I’ve been getting more and more in touch with who I am and what makes me tick…it just feels good to be living a life of my choosing. And I wish that for everyone.