Are you good at anything? Are you really good at something?
Ask yourself this questioning now.
“Am I good at something?”
This is important, this is linked to happiness, well-being, well-being, family peace and personal peace.
I went to the Olympics in Rio and I saw top athletes 30 meters from me, in the best physical and sporting heights giving everything for a medal. I remembered the time when I was an athlete and also competed, how good it was to prepare, feel full, stimulated, challenged, persistent, focused on the goal, working and thinking about it every day. How good it was to train, to have a way to go, to improve every day, to win some competitions, to rejoice strongly with a personal achievement among many things.
I returned and I still see them on TV, athlete life is not easy, who was already know, not to mention that 90% Olympics athletes are broken, except for the old medalists and stars already consecrated. Now think of a girl from Russia’s water polo, think of a girl from the Dutch Handball team … How much do you think they get? Are they millionaires? Anything! It’s very grating, a passage of life, a maximum degree of excellence that has been achieved and that will last for years scarce, but it will be enough to instill in their thinking what I call COMPLETENESS. I like the English word ” GREATNESS”. The feeling of filling your existence with meaning, satisfaction, pride, utility, overcoming and physical and mental vigor.
And how to achieve Completeness? Do I need to be an athlete? What would that be? Would that make me happy?
I would say that Completeness is a state of high personal welfare. You do not have to be an athlete to feel it, I think I already had a time of my life that felt like this, fulfilled, satisfied, fulfilling the roles that I chose in life, and had a lot of personal satisfaction and I think all this is all about With Excellence in what I did. And I think here is one of the keys to Happiness.
When you take something in life to do or create and achieve Excellence you are satisfied and everything makes more sense, and I think your disgust with everyday life may also come from the fact that you do not feel able to do anything right. I see many people unmotivated, I talk, I try to understand, some people feel dissatisfied with their role in the world and they wander around, they do not know how to do anything right, and what they do goes badly done.
I see photos and stories of athletes, former athletes, businessmen, ex-businessmen, when everyone has a nice story behind, a fucking background, I see them all happy, even if it’s something totally banal like making a right pot cake, Cut a hair straight, bake a meat, make some goodies to sell, something that is unique, very good and stand out.
There’s a Japanese here in my neighborhood who opened a barbecue bib and started making a very good kafta (it’s a pinch of ground beef pressed with sauce), this kafta became famous, people from other neighborhoods started to come and have dinner there Only open the night), it was him alone with the wife, the informal business grew, grew, grew, today he must have about 10 employees, he put up some three big grills, sell meat kebab, cheese, kafta, garlic bread, Rice with broccoli, beer and canned juice, and he has his own sauces that are very tasty, a 4 different types, the place bomb, from 6 pm to midnight. The guy should sell about 500 skewers at $ 5.50 each. And the quality is very good and differentiated, you can not say that it is the Excellence in barbecue, but it is almost there. Is he happy?
What do I mean by all this?
Be GREAT on something! This will bring you an immense sense of satisfaction and completeness with life, it can be anything, I gave the example of the barbecue, you must have seen several shops going right near your house, I’ve seen a woman make up only for knowing one Very good brownie, she sells Brownie at 200 reais whole, must sell about 10 Brownies a day (an integer on a platter), you have notion of this?
A friend of mine was an English teacher, she knew English very well (without ever living abroad) one day met a Norwegian gringo at a party in my city, they fell in love and today she lives in Norway and continues to be an English teacher there She had done some English writing at the Federal of my city) – See, she dedicated herself to one thing, bet on it, was almost self-taught, evolved, managed to use it in her favor and make a nice marriage and now lives in one of the happiest and prosperous nations of the world. If she had not been able to, had not learned, did not speak well-she would not have flirted with flirting.
So where is the Excellence secret? In training, in the search, in the will, in the desire to evolve, to be good, in the various hours of theoretical studies, practice, persistence, dedication. The more time and hours devoted to any subject, the more excellent you will be. I’ve read that in 10 thousand hours of studies in any subject you will become a master, but for this, you have to want very much.
It can be in your professional area also, in the technical part, with more courses, workshops, immersion, own library of books, congresses, training, more and more certifications, deepening, exchanges and much more. The more you dedicate yourself the more you will learn, the more you will feel complete, the more you will earn, the more you will be happy, the more value you will have for your family and for others.
It is a matter of constant updating, the more you study the less sad gets, the better your skills the less stress you will get, the better your product or service the more you will get valued and satisfied. This is much better and deeper and more profitable than any investment in the financial market. Honestly, forget about stocks, funds, fixed income, those things. The most important thing is your profession, your business, your well-being and your knowledge. Finance is extremely secondary.
I have come to this conclusion for some time, there is no secret. Enjoy and seek to grow in your work, dedicate yourself, be the best you can be, be medium, do not be mediocre, do not stop in time. Learn English, read books and websites in English, grow no matter what, you are your biggest personal, family and financial asset. The greater investment is what you make of yourself. Read a lot, take online courses, face-to-face, dedicate yourself carefully, do not waste your life, go there and do something very good and be extremely useful, be requested by people, batch your agenda, increase your client portfolio. After that everything you have left you to invest in the market, but that is the final step.
But why all this Frugal?
Dear friends, because utility, excellence, knowledge, study and work are the key to Financial Freedom and also to your personal security to always have a source of income for yourself.
The key is not the “contribution”, the “fundamentalist analysis of companies”, the Treasury Direct, the “action of such company”, the readings of blogs, forums, financial books etc … all this is a part, but it is secondary. If you are good, you get rich even investing in savings. Focus on your work, seriously, or focus on doing something good to sell, something unique, something that has exited, focus on you. You are your biggest bet. The Japanese of the barbecue is billing about 2,000 U$ thousand every day.