Last week we started taking a look at the 5 regrets of the dying.
We started with the most common: Living based on someone else’s expectations instead of being true to yourself.
If you missed part 1, you can find it here.
The second regret is, “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
People spend the best hours of their life exchanging time for dollars. All the while rationalizing that it’s temporary. We tell ourselves, “soon it will be different.”
We’ll get that promotion.
We’ll get that raise.
We’ll get that project off our plate.
We’ll close this deal.
THEN we will be able to focus more on the ones we love.
It’s a delusion. There’s always another promotion to get. Our expenses rise to meet our new income and we need more. One project leads to another. We close the deal and it’s “what have you done for me lately?”
There is no THEN. There is NOW! You’re children will never be this age again. Your opportunity to romance your spouse is never more ripe than right now. This is not a dress rehearsal. We’re not planning and preparing to start life. This is it. We’re living it.
Most of my readers know my passion for teaching people to create leverage so that their financial wellbeing is not dependent on exchanging time for dollars. But regardless of whether you build financial leverage, abandon the attitude that work is what is most important. Reject the rationalization that it’s temporary.
Do it today.