I draw a cartoon about this little while ago and it really stocked in my mind. It really is about thinking bigger. Living a little bigger life.
Majority of people want to loose few pounds, or a lot of pounds to just look skinnier, be healthier, feel better. It’s the same with financial goals. People want to save more, to retire on time, to retire comfortably. And they are willing to cut their last pleasures from their life’s. Like not buying their favorite coffee in their favorite coffee shop, or not having a drink with their friends in fancy bar, and sticking to it no matter how they salivate for it.
While I agree, that these are a noble causes and there is nothing wrong with following them. I think, they make us small. We are settling for average. What a terrible way to live our lives!
What if instead of just trying to loose weight we aimed higher and did our damnedest to achieve perfect shape and health and performance and achieved six pack abs? And instead of saving every little extra we can on stuff we really enjoy, we actually kicked our butts and actually earned more instead of saved more?
It’s all in our heads. If you choose to think small, you’ll be at best average. But if you instead chose to thing big and go for a much harder, but in any means achievable goals, you’ll live a larger, maybe little bit more painful (good pain) life. But at the end of it, you will be able to really say, that you really tried! And you really tried hard! And if you really, really try hard, you will achieve anything you want.
So please, do me a personal fawour! Don’t settle for average. Aim high. Very high. Very, very high! Make that short time you have left on this planet worth it!