What Are You Waiting For?
So goes the following tweet from Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes:
5 years ago was yesterday,
Had you started then, you’d already be where you dreamed about
Instead, you are where you are now.
How much longer are you going to wait?
Five years ago to the day I was sweating my balls off in the Dominican Republic, scrambling month after month to scrape by.
I was earning $600/month from an internship at a private personal training studio.
$300 of that went to rent, leaving $300 for coffee, chicken, rice, and fruit.
At the time I was a kid with a dream.
I knew people were making money on the internet, and that was all I wanted.
Not so much for the money, but for the freedom.
I wanted to be able to travel at will.
I didn’t want to have to answer to anyone or punch a time clock.
I wanted to be able to order as many shots of espresso as I desired without having to worry about the bill.
Most of all, I wanted to be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted, with whom I wanted (or, rather, the people I chose to have in my life).
In essence, I wanted what you, and countless others want:
Freedom of time + location + finances
But I took no responsibility, consumed far too much information, and took too little action.
Fast forward to today:
I pay triple in rent what I was earning in one month—and I only live at “home” 50% off the time. Which is quite alright, and no skin off my back.
I have complete control over my time.
I’ve built a network—a Family—of fantastic humans throughout Canada, USA, UK, and Oz. Better yet, I’m able to spend time with all of them throughout the year.
Some days, it feels too good to be true or that I don’t deserve it.
Then I remind myself that I’ve been dreaming of such freedom for five years, and the fact that I live it now is due to taking responsibility for my life and figuring out how to turn the dream I imagined into reality.
If this freedom is what you want in your life, you must realize one thing:
It will NOT happen until you take responsibilityfor your current situation, and take action to change it.
I speak from honest experience.
To you I ask, what are you waiting for?
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