Andrew Carnegie told Napoleon Hill becoming a millionaire was not the right goal for the majority of people because for some, it would cost too much.
Strong desire and dedication to your outcome are important on the freedom journey, but perhaps knowing what you’re not willing to sacrifice to get to “the top“, equally so.
I had lunch with a great friend yesterday who has a big business idea.
He told me about a realization he’d had, lying in bed the other night, that the next 10 years in the lives of his children will be years he’ll never get back.
How much of those golden years and preciously limited moments as a father should be sacrificed for fame and fortune?
As I saw him wrestling with this, I couldn’t help but feel deep inside that this, was a good wrestle.
Burn the ships?
Perhaps, in some cases, yes – burn the ships and charge.
But maybe there are some ships we might not want want to see littering our pasts in a trail of blazing infernos.
- Close and irreplaceable family relationships?
- True and loyal friends
- Our principles
Money and material possessions are replaceable.
Other, more valuable treasures, not so much.