Forward Momentum Mentality
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
– Seth Godin
I think in the last week, the realization that I’m actually going to become a millionaire is hitting me. I have the same drive, passion, purpose and risk-taking that some of these self-made billionaires all started with. Part of my mind is like “Josh, that’s so unrealistic” but a bigger part of my mind is like, “I can totally do this!”
I really think that’s really the key to this whole thing: “ I have the same drive, passion, purpose and risk-taking that some of these self-made billionaires all started with.” No one without those things are going to be able to achieve what I’m going to be able to achieve. I have the same qualities and perspective that they have, so why would I fail when they succeeded?
Yea that’s what I’m realizing… but it’s not having that one-great idea. Well it is – but it’s more so about having the passion and purpose to change the world and the ideas and the success then follows. Sometimes I feel like the Tazmanian Devil in my head and I just want to burst out and start a bunch of my ideas. I’m realizing more and more that the simplistic ideas of physics apply to our daily lives so greatly:
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.
The grand secret to all of this is to keep moving, to keep forward momentum so that you don’t get stuck in limbo. I see so many people, struggling for money after pouring 20, 30 years into their trade, some of it even very strenuous. You get poor health, some end up with bad financial habits, and eventually no retirement to look forward to.
So I think to myself, what do people really want at the end of their life? To have experienced more, to have spent more time traveling, with family, not keeping busy at a job that probably won’t make a difference in people’s lives. Not in a huge way, anyway. I want to change the world and for once, I actually believe I can.