Personal Fantasies of Indestructible Wealth and Fame
When I was young, my mom often reminded me of how “lucky” I was and that I should have been grateful for all I that I had. “We have more than most,” was what I continually heard, along with, “Never take any of this for granted.” Take what for granted? A middle-class lifestyle? We had electricity, dinner on the table, and a roof over our head. I guess I had it better than some unknown person in India or Africa that I was supposed to compare myself to? Looking at National Geographic pictures of people living in mud huts just never made me feel much better about my own circumstances.
The fact is you want—and need—more than just basic necessities. You need to succeed big in life, and that means more than just having a job, access to health care, an education, housing, food, and transportation. Has anybody asked you about what your dreams are in life, and you answered them, “Basic needs!” Of course not. Nobody has fantasies of just having their basic needs met.
When I was a teenager, I tried to be grateful when my mom lectured me about how we had our basic needs met. I really tried, but the fact was I wasn’t grateful—I was pissed. My dad had passed away, we had to downsize our nice home on the lake for a smaller home, and my mom was living in financial fear clipping coupons every day. One day I finally told her, “When I grow up, I’m going to get rich. And when I do, I am going to help a lot of people. This middle-class thing sucks. I am going to get mine!”
She was horrified, but I just spoke what was in my heart. I knew I should be thankful for having more than others, but I also knew I wasn’t happy only having enough money to just get by. Why is it that people tend to remind you to be grateful when you compare yourself to those less fortunate, but when you start comparing yourself to rich people, they urge you not to make comparisons? Either way, what do others have to do with your life whether they have less or more? Nothing.
From a young age, I always told myself I was going to make it big. “One day I am going to make it”, is a phrase I still tell my wife to this day. People have always tried to talk me out of what I thought possible for me and what I wanted—and they will do the same to you. If you are a big dreamer, I’m sure you have already experienced this.
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The super successful don’t take advice from those who are settling for average lives, average money, and who were never obsessed with anything except defending average. I’m fine with announcing to the world I have personal fantasies of indestructible wealth and fame and the desire to create a legacy that will outlast my time on this planet.
If you don’t have personal fantasies of indestructible wealth and fame, what are you dreaming about? Are you obsessed with fantasy football? If you are thinking more about whether to start Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees this Sunday than about how to increase your income—then you have your priorities wrong. 20 years from now you won’t remember, and nobody will care, who won your fantasy football game this Sunday—but you will care a lot about having tens of thousands of dollars of monthly passive income coming in.
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