Make a list of decisions you need to make, and then make those decisions. Get them out on paper and trust your “hut” (heart + gut). Decide “yes” or “no” and clear all the decision-clutter out of your mind.
My brother uses the rating of “smiles per miles.” What’s the point of being a millionaire if you forever live off only $30,000 per year?
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Do you have an activity that you’ve been putting off? Writing? Investing? Getting in shape? Building a relationship? Whatever it is, the best advice is to just start doing it. And start doing it very poorly.
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If you’re a true adventurer and you really want to throw the Hail Mary, you might take 10% and put it into Bitcoin or Etherium. But if you do that, you’ve got to pretend you’ve already lost your money.
Societal pressures, especially in America, push us toward constant achievement. If you’re not moving up, you’re stagnant. Or lazy. But is it good to move up for the sake of it?
I didn’t go into my career with the plan to try to earn a lower salary each year. That said, it made my transition to self-employment a lot easier because the income I had to replace was much less.
We celebrate beginnings and ends but the middle is the hard part. Don’t wait until you’ve reached a milestone to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching your goal, whatever it may be.