The Rat Race

The Rat Race. Go to college. Find a job. Pay off debt. Climb the ladder. 2 week vacation. Work 45 years. The End.

The treadmill of life, the rat race, and the inability to control your direction.The Rat Race. Go to college. Find a job. Pay off debt. Climb the ladder. 2 week vacation. Work 45 years. The End.

This picture isn’t even the face of the Rat Race anymore.
This version seems nice in comparison.

As in, I’m not sure which job allows you to take 2 consecutive weeks of vacation while paying back all your debt in the 21st century.

And even when we identify the struggle, claiming we want to be millionaires to “never work again”, this is what is considered “safe” and normal.

You don’t have to live the rest of your life like this. You just have to be willing to change your mind on what is worth it.

It’s risky to invest, as it is risky to buy a business, and as it’s risky to work for corporate – you can be fired in a mass layoff at any time.

Financial discipline is a challenging skill to master.

Buying a business is scary.

Running a business is hard.

There’s no easy way to live life, but in one way, you have the freedom to dedicate more time to yourself and your passions. On the other, your time and effort are someone else’s.

Choose your hard well.

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    1. It does, Mike!

      Working long, hard hours, just to see your boss coming in for 2 – 4 hours a day and driving a brand new car is a hard pill to swallow.

      Be the boss is what I have to say!

  1. Choosing Hard or Choosing Easy…I love having the control of my choice! There’s a great book “Hard/Easy” by Arthur F. Coombs III that is a awesome read on this topic.
    THANKS Meghan for sharing your insights! You’re awesome!

    1. Wow, Celeste, I’m going to see if I can get my hands on a copy, it sounds like a fantastic read and it’s about my type of subject :)

      You’re awesome, Celeste! Thank you for the feedback and book suggestion.