Everybody has a vision of their dream life, yet only a few actually live theirs. Have you ever wondered why that is?
It’s because people are not prepared to put the work in required to get to where they really want to be in life, so they settle for less. Too often we trade what we want most, the vision of our dream life, for what we want right now. Most people are not prepared to make the short-term sacrifice in order to enjoy the long-term rewards that such sacrifices offer. They are not prepared to turn off the TV at night, to get up a little bit earlier in the morning, to work on a Sunday afternoon or not head to the pub with their friends. These are all more important activities for short-term satisfaction.
So instead they fantasise about their dream life, they talk about what they would do if they won the lottery, how they would spend the money, and yet they don’t even play it. We put off our dreams, our goals and vision for a better life to enjoy a mediocre life now. But what if you did win the lottery? What if to win it you had to put in three years hard work, three years of sacrifice to ensure that for the rest of your life you could live your dream life, would it be worth it?
Life is such that everything comes at a price, the greater the reward we want the greater the price we must pay, but pay we must no matter what. Thew question I always ask people is ‘are you prepared to pay the price for your goals?’ In as much as are you prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals in life? Because a lot of people have big goals, but they are not prepared to pay the cost, and if that’s the case those goals will remain dreams.
So, as you think about your dream life, as you think about the goals you want to achieve, ask yourself the same question; ‘am I prepared to pay the price?' And remember we can either do the hard things now to enjoy and easy life later, or do the easy things now and endure a hard life later. The choice is ours and ours alone.