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Nils_

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Jul 14, 2019
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Hey !
After reading the millionaire fastlane , I decided to join the forum to get some new impressions of other people with the same goal and mindset.

Right now I'm 19 years old and graduated from school last week. I'm from Germany, so the school system is probaply a little different from the one you know - but despite this fact I graduated with a pretty good degree, slightly above the average but still nothing special.
I decided to take a few months off what means that I am going to do a part time job for the next months to earn a little money, while I try to figure in which direction my future should go. Luckily my mom (with whom I live with) completely understands that and gives me the time I need, as long as I don't completely relax and do nothing.

And this is the point at which I face my problem: I have no f*cking clue in which direction to go.
What I want to say is, that I have so much energy but I simply have no goal or something simliar in which I can invest this huge amount of energy.
Despite the fact I have absolute no physical talent, I have 3 abilitys in which none of my friends (or other people I know) can nearly compare:
  1. Discipline
  2. Endurance
  3. Excellent Wwork ethic (If I'm interested in it)
Most of those abilitys I earned from sports: I am/was a track runner at a competitive level the last years in high school, what taught me incredibly much discipline.
There have been periods in my life at which I woke up at 4:30am and worked out for the first time, after that I went to school from 7:30am to 16/17pm, trained the second time from 18-19:30pm and started studying for my finals until midnight. For some it might sound like their daily routine, for others it sound like hell - for myself it didn't felt anything near hell, because I knew that I just have to win the High-school race at the end of the year, because I just wanted to proof myself. But I don't want to digress to much. What I want to say with that, is that I'm willing to work my a$$ off, if I have a goal, no matter how much I have to sacrifice.

But at least one thing I know and always knew: I don't want to end up in the 9-5 life, my whole surrounding is in. In my opinion thats the worst way for a life to live.

All my friends from high school are happy that they got their indenture and now starting to work, but I simply can't understand how someone can be happy about a modern-slave contract. It cracks me up so much and there is simply no one that thinks the same way I do. (After reading the book I realized I'm not the only one thinking like that.) I have a pretty small circle of friends that aren't completely f*cked up like the rest of the people my age are, but even these friends don't think the way I do. They want to work in a regular job, buy a nice car, a house, marry and then die. On top of that most of them are completely blinded by consumerism or the sidewalk like it's called in the book. So there is pretty no one I can talk to, like I'm talking to you, because I would recieve nothing but weird looks.

Don't get me wrong: I'm no one that boycotts working, but I boycott to work for someone else my entire life.

At the moment I spend probaply 8 hours a day reading all kind of books because now I'm finally able to read books in which I'm actually interested in (not like the absolute bullsh*t I had to study in high school)

Perhaps you guys have some words & inspirations for me, I'm thankful for any advice and that I'm now able to talk to people that think a simliar way I do.

Cheers
 
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Welcome to the forum. It's time to set some goals. The end goal is what you aim for. You must envision your future and work towards what you want to achieve.
 

Nils_

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Jul 14, 2019
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Welcome to the forum. It's time to set some goals. The end goal is what you aim for. You must envision your future and work towards what you want to achieve.
My ultimate goal is to escape the everyday-normal-9-5 live and becoming finacial free.
In addition to that I want to buy my mom a house one day, because she did so much for me and I want that she can enjoy the rest of her life without caring too much about money.

I just need to figure out how I can achieve this with the abilities I have.
 

SteveO

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I just need to figure out how I can achieve this with the abilities I have.
This, my friend, is a limiting belief of great magnitudes. What you can achieve may have a connection to abilities but abilities are endless. Only you put a limit on them.
 
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Nils_

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This, my friend, is a limiting belief of great magnitudes. What you can achieve may have a connection to abilities but abilities are endless. Only you put a limit on them.
Never looked at it that way. But thank you for your reply, definitely will overthinking it.
 

markK

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Since you have decided to do a part time job to earn a little money...Consider earning more than money, but a business mindset.
You will be working for someone that has started a business.
Start asking yourself questions about the business.
- How did they get started?
- Could I run this business?
- What would I do to make this business better?
- What are the weaknesses of this business?

You get the idea and can probably come up with even better questions.

If you come back to this forum and report what job you get, there are men and women on this forum that breathe business and can see strategies and opportunities so easily that could help you learn from your part time job.

Very soon you will be seeing business opportunities and will probably have a better idea of some of your strengths and any weaknesses that can be developed and how to make that happen.
- Are you good at working with people?
- Do you like to work with physical objects or ideas and concepts?
- Do you like to solve problems? People like to pay to have their problems solved.
- Can you see the needs of other people?

Let us know when you find a job.
 
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