What would you do if money were no object? What would you really do? Sit and think about it, consider the value of the question and really get to the heart of it. What would you do everyday for the rest of your life?
Philosopher Alan Watts gives some advice on this question:
When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.
Many of us are living our own worst-case scenarios, we have settled for the things we do not in anyway want and use the excuse of financial security.
What is the worst that can happen if you fail at your dream? You go back to your old job…start from the very bottom again? Wouldn’t you rather give it your all and look back on your life knowing that you gave it your all instead of counting the days down to your retirement to actually start living life.
I say take the leap…I have. Feel free to leave comments below saying what your ultimate dream would be!
I found this hilarious drug chart on madatoms
Earlier this year I met the most wonderful man, one whom I nicknamed (in my mind) Rod Stewart. He is probably one of the most brilliant minded people I have ever met and we both helped each other through some hard times. I like to think of him as a British Buddha as he always has the wisest things to say for any situation.
He’s moving back to the UK this December and wrote me the sweetest poem in parting.
I met a girl called annabelle
I wouldn’t say I knew her well
But having met her
I would say
She brightened up the darkest days
and what support,
from one so slight
her mind her tool
the pen her might
All the best. A.B.C!