We all have dreams for our futures. We all want more from life and so many times, that requires more freedom. It requires freedom from the burden of a nine to five job and sometimes it requires financial freedom. It is the act of being financially independent, living a life without the constraints of being reliant on being employed or relying on others. But how do we get there? How do we follow the dream of travelling full time? How do we attain the dream of self sufficiency and financial freedom that allows us to see the world? People are constantly searching the internet, reading books, watching youtube videos in an effort to learn how to make their dreams come true. Just type in whatever your dream is and ask how to achieve that dream and you will find hundreds and thousands of internet links for blogs, websites and videos. There are tons of different ideas out there and people are reading and searching for them. Seriously, there are a lot! Why is it so popular? It is popular because we all have dreams for our lives. It is only natural. I have tons of dreams and aspirations and I frequently spend time on the internet research how to bring them to fruition. But probably the most common dream that I research is how to afford to travel full time and how to live a financially free life. How can afford to travel the world? Your dream doesn't have to be my dream. You may be trying to figure out how to afford to buy your first hour or how to afford that dream vacation. It can be anything. That is the beauty of dreams. We are only limited by our own imagination. But what happens once we dream and actually take the first step to research and find plan to implement our dreams.
How to become Financially Independent
We gather our information and ideas from the internet and then we sit back and think. And here is where there comes a divide in the road. What are you going to do with the information? This first choice is upon you immediately. What exactly are you going to do with this information? How ambitious are you? Are you going to look at the information you gathered and think 'Yes, someday! That sounds like a good idea, but not today"? Maybe you are one of the people that lament the fact that it's not going to be easy and set all ideas and plans aside? Do you look at the information and think 'someday'? Have you gathered your information only to find yourself totally overwhelmed? Do you feel as if it's too late to start? Or maybe, just maybe you are one of the people that do your research and dive right in. No matter what type of person you are, it's ok. I just want you to remember that there is always the perfect time to start and that perfect time is right now.
Start today on the road to financial freedom
OK, when I say that right now is the perfect time to start, that is assuming that you haven't already started to put your plans and ideas into action. Because, lets be honest, the best time to put your plans into action is always going to be yesterday, last year, 5 years ago. Basically the best time some time in the past simply because the ground work would already be laid and you would be a few steps forward in the process. But if you haven't started, it's ok. You can't let that bother you. We are not looking at the past. We are dreaming about the future. And that is what makes right here, right now the perfect time to start. If you give up simply because you did not start years ago, then you will never succeed because you will always be lamenting the fact that you haven't started and now it's an uphill battle that may even seem insurmountable.
I have spent more time than I would like to kicking myself for not pushing through with ideas and thoughts that I had years ago. I started writing in what started as an online journal. It was for my own personal use. I have consistently written posts there since January of 2006. I was writing there for my own personal growth and well being and while my readership was growing, I never capitalized on that blog for monetary purposes. I resisted 'selling out' on what I considered my personal journal. I even thought about doing video vlogs to complement that as early as 2008, but it was too much work. Where would I have been had I pushed my blog/website back when blogs were just starting to gain momentum? I could have been well on my way to traveling full time and earning my living off of my website. I eventually did start a YouTube channel for vlogs and as a companion to my website. I played around with it. It was a hobby for me. I never pushed myself past the hobby stage. Yet what would have happened had I tried to turn it into a stream of income? Could that have been funding our long weekends of exploration? Could it be paying for a fabulous vacation each year? Better yet, would I be financially capable of realizing my dreams
You see, it's easy to look back and ask yourself why you didn't do something. Why didn't you start earlier? Why didn't you take things more seriously? Why didn't you put more effort into your hobbies? But that isn't going to help anything. It's time to stop looking at the past and to start looking to the future. Today is the day to start making the changes in your life that will help you achieve those ambitions and dreams. Today is the beginning of a new future where our dreams and goals come true. Today is the first day in the journey to being financially free and independent.
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