Goals to LIVE instead of 'making a living'
I'm currently at the point in my WA journey where I'm in the process of setting up my first ever website. This is extremely exciting for me, as it has instantly helped me to maintain a certain amount of excitment just in general life. I'm still getting up each morning, usually by 5.30am (our 8 month old daughter VERY rarely sleeps past 5am), and after getting children dressed, fed and dropped off to childcare, dropping off wifey, then getting myself to work, my FIRST order of business everyday at work at the moment, is checking my emails and logging back into WA.
The most frustrating part of my days lately is having to stop doing all this WA stuff I'm so incredibly passionate about, so that I can put in my 8.5 hours at work, watching the hours of my day rapidly slip away, as my time is spent on things that will have NO effect on my or my family's future. Once work is done for the day, it's back to childcare, to pick up kiddies, then from about 4pm-8pm it's all about getting the little ones fed, bathed, into PJ's, & into bed, before I can then FINALLY sit back down and get back into my WA online journey.
The end goal, of one day NOT having to get up and rush off to work-and spend most of my waking hours working on stuff that holds no relevance to our financial future, and of knowing that no matter what we're doing, we're making passive income at all times, & earning BETTER money than that on a wage, all whilst truly HELPING others, in a meaningful way, is so ridiculously enticing, and exciting, that it may just be enough to keep me pushing forward, onward and upward, towards that ULTIMATE goal of financial independence, and the true freedom to LIVE, instead of using up all my years 'making a living.'
The time will pass anyway, so why not try to use at least some of that time, when possible, to set up foundations that will allow us to retire from the 9-5 grind LONG before we hit 65years of age?! To focus instead on just simply LIVING. For me, that kind of freedom is about the most powerful and meaningful change I can imagine, so until I get there, I will remain completely DRIVEN to do the things NOW that can be done to create an amazing future for my family.
It's the whole delayed vs. instant gratification debate-things that often come easily or quickly, aren't worth much in the long run. But as they say 'Good things take time' and creating an unshakeable foundation for my family to live and build from, is certainly worth waiting and working for.