The difference between a goal and a true life-catalyst


So every morning I get up early to go for a surf.

I like the quiet time.

In the same way that fishing for some people is more about the sitting quiet and waiting for the fish…

…Surfing is as much sitting and waiting for the right set to come in as it is actually getting up on a wave.

It’s time to think. It’s time to contemplate.

In a way, it’s time to remember who you are outside of all the things you want, or want to achieve.

This is important because it’s usually not the money that makes you happy, it’s the chance to sit and be (rather than run around and “do”)

It can be all too easy to get caught up in business. To get caught up in what other people want you to do rather than focusing on what it is that YOU want to do.

You know the old saying,

“you can either work on your dreams or you can have someone pay you to work on theirs.”

They say you need to have a strong “Why” to motivate you.

Trouble is that in all the doing that people do, to get the life of their dreams it often seems to me that in truth, people have little or no idea what they would do when they get there.

Let me ask you a question.

If I could give you a passive income right now that was big enough to give you any life you wanted for the rest of your life… so you never had to work again…

What would you do with your time?

In my father’s day, most men up and died by 70. They’d retire at 65, sit around the house getting nagged by mum for a few years and unless they found a new purpose in life… they’d wilt like a lettuce in the sun.

As much as people love to say “Oh James, I’d sit on my arse and do nothing” the reality is that 99% of people would be bored brainless in a matter of weeks.

It’s very few people who end up making a living from their passion or favourite hobby. If they did I’d be a world champion surfer.

As it is, a ride my big longboard on some nice little waves and have a good time…

My income comes from property (which, luckily I’m also passionate about)

Most people earn a living in order to lead them to a life where they can pay the bills and get some free time to do what they love.

That’s why you’ve got to know what you’d do with your time if you had the ultimate income.

Because if it’s not inspiring enough, chances are that you won’t achieve what you want to achieve. Your subconscious won’t be inspired to create it.

…ultimately you won’t be suitably motivated to actually do what it takes to get that outcome.

Imagine you've got to do that one thing… your “passion” or hobby for the rest of your life…

Can you imagine it? In 10 years from now will it still inspire you?

In 20 years from now will you still be motivated by it?

If not – think bigger.

Take that time… doing whatever activity it is… (for me it’s surfing, for you… who knows… walking? Yoga?) and dive in with your imagination…

Dream yourself doing something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.

Dream yourself doing something that makes you lie awake at night creating your next big project or thinking about all the cool stuff you get to do the next day.

Just go back to that last sentence… ‘cause there’s a tiny distinction in there that makes a massive difference.

Did you see it?

It’s not about all the things you have to do tomorrow…

Or need to do…

Those things are not inspiring.

It’s about those things you get to do…

Like… I’m so lucky I get to do (Such and such) tomorrow…

THAT’s exciting!

That’s motivating…

That’s something that will get you to leap out of bed and do whatever it takes to create that life for yourself.

So what’s yours?


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