First of all, a huge AMEN to Bill Cosby.
That man is hilarious, fashionable (I mean, how many people have a type of sweater named after them?), and just so insightful.
Anyway, this quote (and such a lovely design from such an inspiring site) really resonated with me this week.
I'm facing a major life decision right now and have all but fully committed to taking the leap, but am struggling with the fear.
I know I'm being vague, but it all boils down to this:
happiness vs. financial success
At what point is financial reward not worth the sacrifices in quality of life, free time, self-worth, and overall happiness?
I know I'm not alone in trying to strike the right balance. I have several close friends going through the same soul-searching process.
In either extreme, the "right" choice is obvious:
Would I bring physical/mental/emotional harm to another human being to be set for life? No.
If I was truly happy sitting around all day earning zero income would that be a good idea? No.
But most of us are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.
I myself have been in this same situation before - not all that happy with my career, but lured in (or trapped in) by financial stability. If I were to do what I truly love (whatever that may be), I'd probably take a huge pay cut.
I do believe that, in the long run, if you do what you love, then the money (or, I should say, the success) will follow. Notice how I qualified that statement by saying in the long run? My concern isn't five years from now. Goodness knows I'm not now where I thought I'd be five years ago. My concern is next month's rent. And the month after that. And, well, you get the point.
How did I start this rant?
Oh, right. I'm "all but fully committed" to taking the leap. I'm this close.
So stick with me, folks. It's going to be quite a journey, and I'll be right here to share it with you.
What do you want? What's holding you back? I'd love to hear from you!!