I read about them, everyday.
These are people who are dead at 25 but aren’t buried until they’re 75*.
The scary part is that you can see them too.
Notice the girl who just boarded the bus, with her hair still damp from the shower.
Or the guy seated in the corner, nodding off intermittently on the commute to the rat wheel.
Or your colleague who missed the deadline on her monthly credit card bill.
Over time, they have come to accept that life after graduation is about chasing deadlines, taking on huge mortgages and going on vacations they can’t afford.
They fret about boredom, about how they feel overworked, stressed out, and exploited, but so little is being done to flip the stones of corporate monotony.
Try questioning them and you’ll get the classic “What else can I do?” or “Well, it pays the bills.” response.
These people are “dead”; nothing more than loan drones who drag their bodies to work everyday, so that the debt collector doesn’t come knocking on their doors.
And you know why they are not doing anything about it?
Perhaps, it’s because of one of these two options:
No one’s asking you jump off or even quit (well not yet anyway). All I’m saying is that you still have time to adjust your bearings by 5 degrees and this small incremental change will lead you onto a very different path, further down the road.
Have a plan. Earn more. Spend less. Invest the difference. Cultivate your passion. Be financially free.
Stop being a passive reader. Today, you are going to take action…..
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P.s. This post isn’t for everyone….