It is very common to see some people complaining about work, how much they work, how boring it is to work, how good it would be if they did not have to work anymore, how cool it would be to retire soon with money and pensions and other things In general, they really want to get rid of work.
You can see things in many ways with any filter you want to use. In the old days, I kept thinking these things foolishly of “mind power”, “power of positive thinking”. The truth even though I have arrived is to the conclusion that whatever it is, it will be what you want and think, it can not be anything else, your inner world will express itself in your ideas and actions and behaviors, and this interaction Between your thinking and your results is real and will happen.
If you find your job to be a burden, it will be a burden. If you feel that you are oppressed, humiliated, suffer from endless harassment and that it is too bad to work, everything will turn out to be torture. Your mind can make a heaven from hell and hell from heaven, and you are the leader. In unfavorable situations change the focus and see the good side and ignore the bad side, swallow the frogs and move on, every day you wake up again and can do differently. I have been in good and bad jobs, well paid, poorly paid, more or less paid and not paid. Each has its characteristic and its risks and benefits. You just have to know what your role is there and fulfill your mission. If you do not know or have no idea why you are there and where you want to go, it is a sign that you probably should not be there. The sense of belonging to somewhere will help you overcome the passage of days, of time.
You have to know why you work. First step. Ask yourself and respond? If you want to write it down.
1 – Why do I work?
2 – What do I want to achieve?
3 – How long will I stay at this job?
4 – Will I stay in this job my whole life?
5 – I want to work with this same thing in another place? Another city? Another country?
6 – I want to work with something else in another place?
7 – How could I improve my current job? Studying more? Doing more courses? Me specializing more? Working for me?
8 – Am I satisfied with this work? Am I satisfied with my lifestyle and my income?
What I want is for you to have a clear idea. With this you will be satisfied, you will be able to make plans, you will be able to rewrite or improve your history and you will be able to plan better. If you do not answer such questions you will always be wandering in the void, going nowhere, going around in circles and being a fiscal slave of the system, turning a machine to work and consume and watching your life go by, your whole counted days played in an Existential vacuum and with no prospect of improvement. This is important, knowing where you are and where you want to go.
Speaking of me I can say that I have already done and answered all these questions that I have written to you. And from time to time I do and I redo again, it makes me stay focused on what I want for me in the medium and long term, the short term for me is the present and it is the price we pay now to enjoy in the future.
People think they work to make money. Okay. That’s one of the things.
People think it’s personal satisfaction, yes, for some.
Others think “that’s why everyone has to work” anyway.
Others just want a job to close the accounts and enjoy holidays and vacations.
The size of your dreams is limited to your prospects.
If I wanted a job that would only make me leave Friday, Saturday and Sunday I would have. If I only wanted to pay the bills I would have. If I wanted to travel abroad I would have. If it made me feel peaceful and still gather a little more I would have. Each thing I could call “happiness” as it is your goal.
The goal of most financial investors and bloggers is that of Financial Freedom, that is fact. For us this would be the ideal stage of happiness (who knows when I get there, concepts change, because with age everything changes, but for now is what it is) not that I am unhappy for a while, quite the contrary, we have to enjoy The road too, but knowing where the road will go. Seizing the road that leads nowhere is pure and simple inconsequence, for you never know what lies on the other side.
Define your happiness, seek it, work for it, and stay on course. That way you’ll be able to work, even if you cut sugar cane. You have to know why you are there. I know why I’m here, and I know how I’ll be five years from now if I stay here, in ten years too, and in twenty years too. In my current position, I think I could stay another 5 years and already gave, from there I can look for something else in another place or country, even change branches.
You have to feel good in your work, this is one of the keys to enduring the passage of days. I’ve had some that were a bar, but I got over it, I got other things to do and I left, sometimes suddenly, sometimes little by little, diminishing a little each day until disappearing. The title of the post has to do with your goals and your goal to be happy, and to be able to pursue that goal with discipline, patience and intelligence, sometimes it’s worth staying in an uncomfortable place that you do not like if you go to Achieve a BIGGEST goal. Think ahead, do not think about TODAY. TODAY is over, it’s just an illusion.
For example, there are people who work in the daytime business and attend college at night, work only to pay the bills, but know that when you graduate you will get out of there and get something better (so do not be upset at this job, face it, fight it, And stay in it until you graduate). There are people who train and pass a not-so-well-paid (middle-level) public competition but stay there and work to pay bills and study more, pay courses to aim for another better public competition (so go there and do it, Stay, stand, stand, conquer).
There are people who are a well-established director of a large private company and support a fucking pressure from the presidency of the company, do very well and are raising money for their own business five years from now because they will not stand this current pressure for the next 10 or 15 years , And also has the inherent risks of being employed in the private sector, being traded, the company going bankrupt, or being fired. Anyway, it has many situations, and if you have not arrived where you want to go, try to fight to get there. The most expensive price to pay is to stay where you are, with no future and no prospects for improvement.
About how much to make money, you will gain in your work even, there is no way. Money is earned by working, as I said, investing in stocks, fixed income, real estate funds and finding that you will make money in it is pure waste of time or illusion, do not be dazzled, what will grow your assets are your monthly contributions, your economy Staff and their discipline in consuming little.
Do not think you can make money by investing. It’s like saving, just maybe paying a little more, with a lot more risks, but nothing that will make you rich in the short or medium term, this will only happen in the long run, be aware of it. With the first million is easier to get in the second, and hence easier in the third, thanks to compound interest, but most of the time you will be at the beginning and the beginning of time is not the same financial start.
Maybe with a lot of luck, a lot of study and a lot of work I will reach the first million before the age of 33, with even more luck I reach the second million until the age of 36, with the advancement of time and luck I reach the third million at 40 years and To the fourth million at 42 years.
See, in examples how long the road is (each trace is a calendar year).
———— 33 years (reached in the first million) – 36 years (second million) – 40 years (third million) -42 years (fourth million) (and finally total financial freedom ).
This theoretical example I gave I can probably be. Other people can take at least 50, 60 years to reach the first million, or never.
Another example and more common could be:
—————- 47 years (first million) —- 59 years (second million) — 65 (third million) retirement complement and end of contributions. Here you would not live many years of youth still enjoying much, but would have a quiet retirement truly and would never be a government beggar. This example could be the life story of a good part of the population only if they consume a little less and invest a little more.
Can you see how long the first road is? That in itself speaking of 33 years only (which should be very, VERY rare). See the cost and waste of time and money, energy and youthful life force to reach the first million (and recover ALL YOU SPENT IN YOUR EDUCATION LIFE ALL) – Consider all expenses with schools, English, education, transportation, Uniforms, books, courses and courses as a financial investment for the long term, WHY deep down in the background ARE THEY!
That first million is only to recover what was spent on yourself all your life to get there. So there you “And equalizeM with life” and that beautiful would return some of it to his parents a bit old already and perhaps impoverished by investment FIXED INCOME NEGATIVE that was YOU a lifetime.
I’ve read a story out there that says that the cost of a middle-class child nowadays is R$ 1 MILLION until the age of 18, other than what will still be spent on it at the time of college tuition, Rentals, and leisure. Luckily the guy will work out in life and will be independent of the parents at least at the end of college, nowadays most are NOT. They form and still live in their parents’ homes if they MARRY AND HAVE CHILDREN LIVING IN THE PARENTS ‘HOUSE, and sometimes they take a wife and children to their parents’ house. In a simple account adding to college, this account goes to almost 1.4 million expenses per child. I’m not judging the gift and wonder of being a parent, and not even the moments you’d lose or gain from it, I’m just judging financially the case.
In short, if you want to be RICH one day, FOCUS ON JOB. Only the work will enrich you, otherwise just marry a rich, born rich or winning the lottery. Investments and financial products are things done to pay your CAPITAL and not CREATE CAPITAL, are different things. Nowadays I am approaching the first million and with comparative profitability compared even with savings I can say that it was 87% of WORK AND 13% of PROFITABILITY about EVERYTHING I joined.
If you do not like the job, look for an extra goal and pursue it, BE AMBITIOUS and work your way, walk forward like a locomotive fired and follow the line, you will get there at some point.
In my life story, the first item I bought was my first car.
1 – 24 years riding a bus and then a Palio 1.0 peeled, used for 9 years, bought for 13 thousand reais. At that time all energy and priority were working to pay the car right away (this includes working many hours, weekends, holidays and everything else).
BUYING THE CAR THAT WAS THE FOCUS OF WORK AND THE CONCEPT OF HAPPINESS OF THE TIME.
2 – At the age of 27 and due to a lot of road travel (to work) and personal safety (air bag, abs) I sold the Palio for 8.5K and bought a 2007 Honda used for 43k, which I use to this day.
CAR TRANSFER WAS THE NEW FOCUS OF WORK TO BE ABLE TO WORK MORE AND BETTER.
3 – 29 years old, living in rent for at least 13 years, I bought a 60m by 300k ap.
TO WORK A LOT AND TO CONTRIBUTE MORE TWO YEARS WAS THE FOCUS TO PAY SOON THE PROPERTY AND TO BE RELEASED FROM THE RENT.
This includes leaving travel, Carnival, Revéillon, Christmas, holidays, includes few presents and many sacrifices, many hours of study and everything else that must be done to contribute vigorously and pay little interest to the construction company and banks.
4 – 29 years old, car and pick up, next step learn about investments, read books, watch videos, take courses, open a brokerage account and learn how to invest investing and getting to know the products.
I have read more than 50 national and foreign books. I have read hundreds of posts from more than 40 blogs and I follow some in Brazil and abroad. I saw many hours of videos on youtube. I have done online courses at the Coursera (Yale and University of Geneva) and FGV on portfolios, macroeconomics, financial markets, stocks, and investments abroad, I registered and I am with Bastter and I do my part in the theoretical section of all this not to To be ignorant of the subject.
Initiating equity investments 3 years ago, now with a little bit in RF and Real Estate Funds, my financial mattress and emergency reserve formed, the focus now is to direct some of the new contributions abroad and buy more RF and real estate funds here for the allocation Get where I want
THE FOCUS IS NOW TO COME IN THE FIRST MILLION. FOR WHAT?
TO REACH THE SECOND MILLION AND THEN THEN THE THIRD MILLION.
Theoretically, the third million is the baseline for me LF.
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