CHAPTER 1: Dreams don’t work unless you do
We all dream, we all aspire to be someone else, our idols, the rich the famous or just a better version of ourselves with a bigger bank balance. So many people play the lottery for that change, that big turning point in their lives, their time to leave the norm, the shackles of life that keep you in life’s routine. Sleep work sleep work with you enjoying what you can of life in between. I too have held that lottery ticket, praying, hoping that this is my turn to break free, my chance to spend more time with my family and less time at work. To live in a big house in the countryside, to have nice cars, to live the dream. Yes, I hear you, money doesn’t buy happiness but it takes the sting out of being poor and gives you the platform to do something. But…and it’s a big but, I don’t want it that way. I wouldn’t say no to the winning lottery ticket but I want to feel like I’ve earned it. I dream of standing in the garden of my big country house that sits on a few acres of the English country side, breathing in the fresh clean air, watching my daughter playing with the family dog (if approved by the wife), land-rover and a sports car on the drive, birds flying over the tall trees. The smell of Sunday dinner being prepared in the big family kitchen. That moment, that exact moment when I take it all in and say to myself, ‘yes, I’ve made it’. I want that feeling like I’ve earned it. I’ve worked for the same company for the last 16 years, 55hours per week, worked my way up the ladder and would describe myself as a hardworking, committed and honest person. I’m at the point in my life now that I want more family time, I want to move my children to an area of better schools and I want to spend more valuable time with my family. I’m not poor, and I’m very grateful for what we have. I just have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I’m destined for bigger and better things, I feel like I need to break free, to discover my path to greatness and that journey starts here with you. I don’t know how I get there, I don’t know what I will face down the road, all that matters is the destination. I will work hard to get there, I will walk down it with an open mind, I will try new things to get there. When the destination seems to get further away I will run. I will not give up.
Each week I will share my journey, the good times, the bad times the thoughts running around my head. I will share with you my inspirations and discouragement.