Friday, June 20, 2014

A Leap of Faith

30 years of living in other people's shadows and today I finally decide to cast my own.

Taking a leap of faith in yourself to set up your own business that could make or break you is a big ordeal. Especially when you don't feel like you have money to back you or a safety net to catch you if you don't succeed.

I have come to the conclusion that I HATE being drip fed a wage like a hatchling, squealing with it's mouth wide open, desperate for another worm. The daily grind is rotting my mind. It's time I grew into a creature bold enough to jump from the nest in a life or death fashion. Take the leap of faith and make something my own.

I have so many things I want to do before I am 40 years old. So, I am setting myself the challenge of a lifetime. Success isn't becoming the robot your employers want you to be, conforming to their ways so they can make money from you efficiently. Success is not kissing your bosses ass or becoming a jobs-worth to get a 20 pence per hour pay rise. Success is when you can honestly say you are proud of your life, when you can say you are reaching your full potential as a human being.

These are the challenges I am setting myself. These are the things I will achieve in the next 10 years:

  1. Set up my own business
  2. Get at least one of my books finished and published
  3. Get back in to the ring/cage and win some MMA fights.
  4. Buy my own home.
  5. Be awesome at Roller Derby.

So, for anyone who is feeling down in the dumps, I just want to say I have been there for a few years and this is me picking myself up and making a go at something. Don't just go home and watch TV, learn a new skill, take an interest in something. If it's art right down to learning a new language... the time we have is our own. 

Here's a little clip from the awesome film Fight Club to remind us what really matters and what doesn't!


David Pearson

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