Recently I’ve been hanging out with some people who’ve burned down the bridges behind themselves in order to follow an idea. The idea of pursuing something greater than themselves and finally coming to a point where they are going to achieve financial freedom. I am on that path, because financial freedom is ultimate igniter of the true productivity.
Imagine how productive you would feel if you could only pursue the things that are making you happy. Well, that’s what this couple is doing and they are inspiring me immensely.
I had a lucky break of events lately, where our boss allowed us not to come to the office. I loved this idea of his, in the end, it makes me a better worker. I actually don’t feel lazy about doing something that I am paid for, plus I can balance my own time. I am now comfortably sitting in my home office and enjoying every second of it.
That is the nature of internet working. Somehow I feel as if something greater than myself granted me this opportunity to feel cozy and relaxed inside of my house office. With this kind of beautiful weather and the view at the Danube, while I am shaded from the direct sun, I can only feel immense joy. I feel blessed and lucky not to go into that industrious zone daily, which sucks out the life energy out of me.
Thank God for the internet. I have no idea what other kind of work would I be doing, had I not taken the chance to move forward into this direction. Would I be a banking clerk right now? Doing the worse type of 9 to 5, working with unhappy people. Being a stingy clerk, bank official. Ditching my traditional career and not pursuing masters degree were some of the smartest decisions in my life.
Once I ditched my parents decisions I made it clear in which direction I am headed, and it was not a path of security. It was a path of self realization and empowerment. I am learning daily and expanding the horizons of my mind. I don’t feel the stress and pressure from the society. I am not running in endless debts.
I believe that was the smartest thing regarding the banking. By learning the secret of compound interest I knew one really important thing. Not to ever take a loan in my life! Luckily for me, I didn’t need a loan to finish my college. From a rational point of view, a young person in a developed world has one big mistake to make in it’s life. And that is borrowing money for college.
It’s paying money, so you can be corporate slave. No promise of anything great in that. No matter how interesting my college life was, no matter how I learned some things there. It didn’t shape me to become what I am today. It was the worse mistake I ever made. If I knew better and if I didn’t have the world view that I have today, I would most probably say to my parents now, that I don’t ever want to sign up for college.
I know that there are many of you out there that believe that this was the financially savvy decision in your life, but it was motivated by security. For me, it was motivated by pure emotional pressure. I had no clue back than, what the college was. I knew that everyone else was going there and that I simply had to do the same. Well heck, it’s gonna be fun if everyone was doing it, right?
Wrong. It was just a burden, a thing that I had to go through before I realized that I never needed in the first place. Luckily, I woken up. And I want you to do the same!
Why would you pay for something that is already out there and free? Why would you have to go to listen to some people who lived their lives committing themselves to not following their dreams. Not I feel that it’s wrong, I feel as if the colleges are packed with CRAZY people!
Why are you people doing this to yourselves? We are powerful beings! We don’t need fancy letters of qualifications or assignments that are going to make us more knowledgable in the area that we are qualifying for. I mean what the heck is wrong here?
The real productivity comes out of a passion for creating something that is awesome and grants you a life that you want and deserve. That is the true nature of capitalism, and some of the greatest minds of the human history were college dropouts: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Dell…
They have trail blazed the path that millions of young people are threading. Take that chance, it’s worth it, even if you fail.