When many people hear the term “BREAK FREE”, their mind instantly goes to the person who quits their job because their boss was hassling them, so they can then proceed to sell all of their stuff and move to Mexico to sip Mai Tai’s and teach surfing to South American bombshells… just what you were thinking, huh? In reality – this is the guy they’d actually be teaching…
While some people have that as their goal, most of us will have a much mellower picture. It could be to retire early, have one spouse quit their job so they can stay home with the kids, or simply becoming debt free.
I’ll talk about our BREAK FREE story next week, but let’s talk about your’s this week. What do you want more than anything that’ll cause you to intensely focus on a goal and make sacrifices to help you get their faster? Do you feel like you can fully pursue the mission you’re meant to pursue?
If not, welcome to the crowd! If so, you’re one of the lucky one’s who has figured it out. Many of us struggle to figure out what our “purpose” is outside of keeping up with the Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo.
Many lives have a mystical sense, but not everyone reads it right. More often than not it is given to us in cryptic form, and when we fail to decipher it, we despair because our lives seem meaningless. The secret of a great life is often a man’s success in deciphering the mysterious symbols vouchsafed to him, understanding them and so learning to walk in the true path. – Oz Guinness
I love this quote because it give us comfort when we struggle to figure out what we’re meant to do. It’s not an easy process and many people will spend their entire lives trying to figure it out. But we must take comfort because as Soren Kierkegaard said, “Life is lived forward but understood backwards.”
You’re meant to do more than just work to pay your bills each month. You have a unique set of skills and qualities that push you in a certain direction – maybe you already have a battle cry. In the end, our unique talents are meant for the benefit of others so we’re not only hurting ourselves when we don’t fully explore them, we’re hurting them.
The good news is many people are doing a job they love and other’s have found a way to use their job as a tool to pursue what they love. Here are the final results from last week’s poll when I asked if people love their jobs:
So there’s hope! The important thing is to get started on finding what you love while you take control of your money now. We’ll talk about finding what you love later.
So why do you want to BREAK FREE? If you’ve already done it or know what you want to do, please enlighten us in the comments section! If you’re afraid to “make it public”, shoot me an email as I’d love to see it. Soon I’ll start featuring BREAK FREE stories each month, so I’d love to start with you!