Am I seeing clearly? Acting generously? Accepting what I can’t change?
My mind is clear this morning.
I am studying for an opportunity meeting that I will have tomorrow, which is one of the alternative paths I have to financial freedom.
I am writing for my blog and reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, which will be one of the books that I blog about and tie to my financial independence journey.
I accept that I cannot change my path at work, and must consider alternative paths that will allow me to achieve my goals of financial independence and early retirement.
Today, I will also give as much time as possible to my two boys and not use it selfishly for my own goals, so that I can enjoy the long weekend with my boys and family together.
Financial independence thoughts
Here is a great article on how your job does not define you, and the top five reasons:
- Your job is only 1/3rd of your day
- Your job is bound to change
- You may lose your job someday, but you will still be you
- Your job and your work might actually be two separate entities
- At the end of the day, your job is a paycheck and doesn’t define you
Also, as Alexander Graham Bell said when one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
On Tuesday, February 13th, I had the opportunity meeting discussed above. It could be a great fit for me and the company, I am truly excited and quite happy I had the capacity to not stare regretfully at the closed door.
Work, hustle, improve, rinse, repeat.