My goal is to reach early financial independence. It’s going to take a lot of dedication and perseverance to build a passive income snowball large enough to cover my expenses but it’s worth it because one day, I’ll own my time.
Yesterday I watched “The gambler”, a movie featuring Mark Wahlberg as a… guess what??? As a gambler…
At one point Mark Wahlberg (Jim Bennet) needed to borrow money from John Goodman (Frank), a dangerous shylock and what this guy told him just stroke me :
I want to put myself at a level of fuck you. That’s a crude way to say it but man that’s exactly what I seek for and why I do all of this! I will pay off my mortgage by 2020 because being debt free will open me more opportunities and freedom that I ever had in my life. I will save as much money as I can every months to be able to buy dividend growth stocks to get the income to reinvest until I have a large enough stream of income to be free.
Being able to say to your boss “you know what buddy… Fuck you!” has no price! Not that I hate my boss. Not that I’m not thankful for the job I have. It’s only that freedom and time is far more valuable and once time is spent, you can’t never ever get it back and I think it’s a shame to continue to exchange it for 20$ an hour everyday for the next 35 years or so.
I can’t imagine myself sitting being my desk in my brown cubicle for the rest of my life. It’s not a life, it’s a prison, it’s a box and the worst is that it is all open. I can go out of the box anytime if I wish but I can’t really go out as I don’t have what it takes yet to survive in the jungle of this world. So as much as I would like to spend time out of the box I still come back in every monday to friday and spend the best years of my life in that brown box… waiting for the time I can finally fly away.
I don’t care about owning a Rolex or a BMW. If I had a million dollars today, I’d do exactly what Frank told Jim. I would fully reimburse my mortgage, keep my japanese shitbox and enjoy my time on earth!
I’d like to hear about why you want to get rich? Is it to get a girl? It is to prove to the world that you’re great? Or is it to reach freedom or any other goal?