Last night while I was driving I saw a billboard saying that tomorrow’s Florida lottery was for an estimated $15 million and like most people (I’m sure) thought how nice it would be to have that much money. But then I thought if it was nice to win that much money wouldn’t it be better to work towards that goal and why stop at $15 million? What number of dollars would satisfy me and was I even attempting to work towards that goal?
I know not everyone is infatuated with money, but I am pretty sure most of you out there have a magic money number in your head that you think about occassionaly. The number where you tell yourself:
All I need is $X and I would be set for the rest of my life. Everything would be so much easier.
But how many of us are really working to get there and how come everyone isn’t doing so? Doing design work was fun, but in the back of mind I always told myself that the rewards were limiting. There was only so much I could make due to time and resources. Same thing applied when I worked in a corporate job.
Still with all this in mind, for some reason last night was the first time that I realized I still really wasn’t working towards hitting my magic number and honestly just that thought helped to kick my own ass a bit. This of course not only applies to just money, but to anything we wish for. What prevents many of us for really pushing towards our wishes. You want more web fame? Go for it. You want 1,000 readers for your site? Go for it.
But still, many of us don’t go for it. Many of us are content with staying in our own boundaries, our comfort zone so to speak. Since it’s Friday and I know nobody is really doing any work I suggest you look at the things you wish for and ask yourself if you are actually striving for them and if not, how come?
Originally posted on March 24, 2006 @ 12:07 pm