I won’t deny that my business isn’t that successful.
I haven’t been all that successful ever since I’ve started to become a writer and run with this crazy idea.
After all, it’s been since February where I’ve been able to gain some level of income and slowly change my financial situation.
While most people would probably tell me to give up and consider other career paths by this point, there’s been a number of reasons for why I’ve continued down this road.
It’s not some mere fantasy or delusion that is keeping me going. It brings me happiness and fulfilment in this work. Not to mention something else.
I’ve grown used to living at this level: at rock bottom.
Obviously, I don’t want to be at this level for the rest of my life. I’d like to continue to grow, earn, and help other people.
But in order for me to do that, I think it’s important for me and for others to be okay with being at this level for a while. Here’s why.
It Determines Your Values
They say that money or power reveals who the person truly is, but I think there are some more signs of who a person is before they receive that.
Particularly when you have a serious lack of money.
From my own experiences, before I earned any kind of income, one thing that has been consistent is my desire to help other people. This view and intention is drastically different to those out on the streets begging for cash.
What I’m suggesting is that cash has a way of amplifying our own intentions and desires. And we can figure out those desires well before the person has any kind of money.
For those begging for cash on the streets, they will spend money on their own survival, whatever that happens to be.
Of course, we can change our own values at any given time. But when you have a serious lack of money, money tends to play a really big role in that. It’s what drives people to the streets begging for cash, or for people to grow their roots deeper.
It Determines What You Really Want To Do
The reason I feel comfortable and happy with the path I’m walking is that I spent some time thinking about what I want to do with my life.
Every person who was or is broke has a story. It’s not like they were destined to be homeless or they grew up this way all the time.
Some of those people have degrees.
Some of them have fought in wars and have plenty of life experience.
But none of them were there by choice.
Some of us simply looked in the wrong places or did the wrong things at the time.
I’m fortunate that I was close to family who would take me back in.
Because of that, I had the luxury of figuring out more of what I wanted to do in my life.
And that can make a world of difference.
It’s for this reason why I’m committed to writing in the first place. This is something that brings me joy and I’d rather be happy than unhappy.
Furthermore, I knew what drove me down this path in the first place. It was the fact I didn’t ask myself what I wanted to do. Not to mention I lacked any kind of ambition to figure that out.
I knew that that passive attitude wouldn’t cut it and I had to make my own decision no matter what other people thought.
It Shows You How Strong You Are
Every person has their own definitions for strength but for me it’s closely tied with persistence.
An act of strength is being able to get through adversity by any means necessary while not changing your attitude.
Keeping the same enthusiasm and energy is key and being broke can really show that. We place so much value and weight to money that it causes a lot of mental and emotional things to us.
Whether we lack it or have a lot, there will always be a connection that we have to money one way or another.
But it’s how we handle ourselves during those times that really matters. Money can drive us to strengthen ourselves mentally or we find ourselves begging and desperate for money.
Money Is Everything
By being at this level, this lack of money has taught me many things that will only be more important as I grow my wealth in the future.
But what’s thrilling about these experiences is that so many people have gone through these situations like this before. They’ve been at the bottom and those who have made it on top have discovered many things about being in these bottom levels.
It’s for this reason why we shouldn’t underestimate those who are earning less, for that is where many lessons bloom.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
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