What’s Your Motivation?

This doesn’t apply to everyone, but anyone can relate.

  1. I drive to work in a car.  I pay for gas.  I pay for car maintenance.  I pay for insurance.  I pay for registration, inspection, etc…
  2. I work to pay for my car.  The  money I make at work covers gas, insurance, maintenance, registration, etc…

I like my job.  I have the most awesome boss in the world, my project manager is great, and my coworkers are great.  There is a great sense of pride in what I do.  The question is – what would I be doing with my time if money were less of a necessity?

If I didn’t have a car, I would cut out a HUGE expense from my budget.  To give you an idea, I probably spent around $7,000 on my car in 2010.  That’s only counting my old car that recently died – not the car with which I replaced it.  What would I do if I had an extra $7,000 laying around?  I can’t say exactly, but I would be in a quite different situation than I am now.

What Do You Like To Do?

I like to travel.  I like experiencing new things.  I also enjoy making and listening to music.  If I had an extra $7,000 today, and I weren’t planning to save it all, I’d most likely travel somewhere with my sweetie or invest in a more enjoyable music making/listening experience.  This would all, of course, come after making an awesome budget.  What would you do if you had the time and resources?

What’s Holding You Back?

Are you afraid of failure?  When you think of that awesome idea, why don’t you follow through?  The reason is probably along the lines of, “It won’t ever work,” or “No one will like my idea like I do.”  There are a million excuses, but there’s only one way to win. You need to start playing to win, right now.

Think about what your motivation is, and decide if what you’re working toward is really worth it.  If not, set some goals, write them down, and do something.

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