In the last post I was writing about the journey vs the destination. The thrill of the chase is a phrase that comes to mind. In our case, the chase of freedom.
Years ago I read a book by Grant Cardone called “The 10X Rule”. He is basically saying 10x everything you are doing and it will get you to where you want to go faster. It’s a good book for motivation. He says 10x-ing everything will build a fire so big that they (the world) will be forced to notice.
I am mostly thinking about that fire. We all have a fire within, it’s what gets us out of bed. I’m thinking we get too busy and too stressed chasing what we want. Yet when we ignite the gigantic fire within, the success, romance, etc will start chasing us.
I forget that I experience this already in my work life. All the highest paying photo gigs I have gotten were also the easiest and funnest, the ones where they said, “Do whatever you want.” And all the awkward and least paying jobs were the ones I had to pitch, bid, compete, change my style, obey the art director, etc.
I think the lesson is quit chasing, fire it up, and let them chase you. Not just in work, but in life. Let’s try it.