We all have goals in our lives.
Since a young age, we all have dreamed about different things.
If you ask a kid who he or she wants to become in the future, you will get wonderful answers. Some will say that they want to be a doctor, some will say that they want to be a superhero or a singer or a dancer. We also had those kinds of dreams at a young age.
But, how many of us have pursued those dreams? Even though we had many fancy dreams since our childhood, now most of us are on completely different paths from them due to a single or many reasons. Maybe you are still worried about not being able to pursue your childhood ambitions.
Financial barriers could be one of the major obstacles and a reasons why we gave up on our childhood goals even though how great and pure they were. This is not something you have to be ashamed of to think about.
Do you know money is just a tool we use to obtain our goals? Without any judgment, money is one of the essentials in our life. However, there are many great personalities have proved that people can acquire their goals without or with less money.
Let’s say every month, you are receiving 100,000 USD. I’m sure in the first few months, you will have so many things to do. But after some time, that money becomes useless since you don’t have anything to do with that much money. This is the starting point of noticing capriciousness of life and unhappiness which leads to depression and other mental imbalances.
This simple example demonstrates that money is not everything that we need to live our life happily. Now let’s get back to our topic.
You must have already heard of many great personalities who have become pinnacles in their professions but came from unprivileged backgrounds.
As per the interview with Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey talked about not having running water or electricity growing up. Now she has a 2.5 billion USD net worth. In a 2013 interview with the London-based Daily Mail, J.K. Rowling says “I remember 20 years ago not eating so my daughter would eat,” she said. “I remember nights when there was literally no money.” Today she has a 1.2 million USD fortune. There are so many stories of people who started from nothing.
The most common thing that we can see in their lives is that none of them gave up on their goals or dreams just because they don’t have enough money or a roof on top of their heads or because of other setbacks. That is the most crucial trait that you should build up. If you have a clear purpose in your life, you have to pursue it. Still, if you can’t see a way to go there because of your financial obstacles, there is a trick that you can apply.
You can divide your goal into small parts and look at those mini-goals separately.
Now you can identify, these mini-goals don’t just depend on whether you have money or not, but your great effort and dedication. This trick will help you to see that our goals are flexible and can adjust according to our financial status.
Another thing is if you want to become successful and yet you are struggling in a financial crisis, the best way to vanquish that scarcity mindset is having a strong belief that you can attain your goals. According to the book “The Power of your subconscious mind” by Joseph Murphy, if you wish for something, you have to have a strong faith in your wish. Your faith can manifest what you want. Finally, I would tell you another story about a great successor who defeated financial obstacles.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum had to sweep floors of a local store in order to survive. But later Facebook bought his company for a staggering 19.3 billion USD.
When you are struggling with any financial catastrophe, you have a great ability to face difficult circumstances and you know how to endure when bad things happen. You are mentally and physically stronger than others who are living in a luxury-rich bubble. You have vast wisdom that you gained from your own life experiences. Your hunger and thirst will open your eyes to see new opportunities.
Now you might wonder what the heck is this? Right?
Yeah, there are rich people and most of them got there by hard work blah blah blah…….
How the hell am I supposed to do all these things while I can barely pay my phone bill…
I understand and have been there. Just pause your life movie for a while and rewind to the beginning of your life until you can remember yourself being present in this world. Now slowly travel back to the present. You might come across a lot of phases in your life where you were suppressed due to poor financial situations from reaching your goals.
Think about the next step that you took on those moments. That’s the reason why you are here. Because you were brave enough to take the next step. You kept on grinding. If you want to conquer the island, burn the ships.
Keep your back against the wall and start walking and never look back because you’ll only see a wall. If you don’t have money to pay your bills, find a way to earn money genuinely. Find a job, look for opportunities, talk to people you love and get advice, start a new conversation with good people and get to know better contacts, always talk to your heart, knock your heart if it’s sleeping and ask what should I do, What’s the best thing for me to do.
Get out from bed not to just go find money but to thank god and your parents for giving you this wonderful life. Breath in a good amount of air and be thankful to be alive. Help someone at least with kind words and good gestures because you don’t know how many roads will open to you tomorrow.
Believe in yourself than believing in your job because you might lose your job tomorrow.
Remember we were more courageous and ambitious when we start our first walk. We fell but we stood up. There’s nothing that can stop us except ourselves. Pull yourself and gather all the strengths together. Connect them with the wisdom you gain from your experience. This can take you a long way until you pursue your goals.
“If there’s a will, there’s a way” -William Hazlitt –