I had a discussion with some friends the other day and we were talking about the different motivation levels that people have. We talked about how some people are happy to sit around all day playing their Wii while others are motivated to get out there and invest, write or educate themselves further.
By the end of the discussion I came to the conclusion that the media and government has got it all wrong; people ARE different and that’s why there are such differences in wealth in the world. So many times I watch reporters who are shocked that the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer. It’s not all that shocking! It’s about the priorities in your life and the choices you make.
I have had many friends throughout my life, some successful and others not so. The stark differences between the two groups is in their base motivation levels. Those who continue to drive themselves forward to success will usually reach it. Those who are happy in their current situation and do not want to continue to educate themselves will usually end up in the bottom 25%
I am never going to fall into the boat that says “life should only be the persuit of wealth” because I value family, fun and friendships too much; however, if you find yourself spending too much time in front of the TV, perhaps there are better things you could be doing with your time. Just a short list for you to start:
- Learning about Real Estate Investing
- Learing about Stock Market Investing
- Learning a new language
- Reading a great motivational book (Try The Wealthy Barber)
- Start a great Blog
- Research a family tree
- Write a Thank You letter to someone who has helped you
These are just a few things that take up some of my time during the year. What’s next for you – Create some goals or go watch some TV?