Success; Easy and Upbeat or a Hard Slog.
I was reading an article about 40 millionaires who made their first million before they were 20. The one thing that stood out for me was that they initially started doing something that they loved to do, they did it in their spare time (most of them were still at school), and they didn’t start out doing it to make money, or to make millions. They were doing something that interested them.
The second thing that stood out for me was that, because they were so young, they were encouraged to give it a go, nobody was telling them their ideas were stupid, or to get a “real job”, or all the other negative ideas that adults have about how hard it is to do something you love and make some money from it.
We all want success to be upbeat and easy but we don’t believe it is possible. We are trained to work hard, we are programmed to believe that success is the reward for putting in years of hard slog, school, university, jobs, saving our pennies and doing everything right, so that we can enjoy success at some point in our lives. This training is the opposite to most wisdom literature, whether that be; The Bible, The Tao te Ching, Bhuddist writings, or the Bhagavad Ghita, or the many other writings from other people who explore the spiritual side of life and its influence on success. They all basically say, “Ask and you will receive – but don’t let doubt or negativity stop you from receiving.” Yes we all have to take action, to be doing something, it is fulfilling, it adds value to the world, yet it doesn’t have to hard, it doesn’t have to be soulless, it doesn’t have to be for years with little to show for it.
Maybe the young millionaires made their money from doing something they loved to do because they weren’t told they couldn’t. They weren’t allowing doubt and stress to interfere, they weren’t really expecting to make millions, they were just doing something they loved to do.
Do what you love to do, don’t worry, believe in a benevolent universe, have faith, and you too can move mountains, or have extra-ordinary success in uncommon hours.
I am starting a 90 day challenge for myself around “Money” as I know I come from the “life is hard, money doesn’t grow on trees, you will never amount to anything because you are so lazy” school and yet I have had success in some areas of my life when I stopped listening to others and started putting into practise mediation, gratitude, allowing and letting go in those areas. Money seems to be the hardest because we perceive it as the most necessary thing, and because there are more opinions about money, and more negativity about it, then any other area of our lives.
My blog over the next 90 days therefore will outline the challenge, and how I am doing. If you want to join me, get ideas, my “how to” then please leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love and Light