The 9 to 5 dilemma.

You want to quit your 9 to 5 job, so you try the second source of income. But it doesn't work as fast, as fun, as stable as you expected so you quit.

And go back to the 9-5. You don't quit your regular 9 to 5 because you have no other option. You have to pay the bills. Responsibilities.

You keep working, and asking yourself why the new course doesn’t work. The new idea, the blueprint.

Time passes by. You may even get better at the 9 to 5. And you get the promotion, the new office, the house (on mortgage of course), the status. But you feel that something is missing. You now where you’ll be in 30 years in you just keep walking down this path. It is not just right being able to look at the end of where this path will take you.

Then the day comes when you just had enough.

A chain of random encounters, events, thoughts, brought you to the realization that you don’t really know when you are going to die. You are healthy, loved, stable, but you cannot point the exact day when you will die.

You have planned for 20, 30, 50 years ahead. You imagine your kids grown up, and taking them in the boat. But what yesterday seemed a “reasonable” 10 year goal, you now need it in two years. Or one year.

You don’t just want it, YOU NEED IT.

You NEED to be FREE.

When you realize you don't have another option but be free, you will stay working in the best solution to your source(s) of income. You make it work. Your put your whole into it because YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTION.

The 9 to 5 is already gone. Its a matter of time for reality to catch up.


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