Monday, September 30, 2013


In this society, we need money to live. Presumably, if you're reading this, you know this, and that's why you're in school — to lay the foundation for your eventual career. Few of us would want to wait tables for our career. So career and finances have to be considered as one of our critically important areas of life to pay attention to.

Given that we all have to work, and that we'll be devoting a large part of our lives to our work, it would be good if we were working at something we enjoy. How many people have you known who endlessly complain about their job? Or who really hate what they do? It's a terrible waste of our life energy to spend so much of it doing something we dislike. Better to have a career that we find fulfilling and satisfying.

We all have a dream job. Imagine doing something so exciting that you leap out of bed every day, eager to get started. Something that's so compelling to you that you would do it for free, if you were already independently wealthy. That would be an ideal standard we should aspire to.

There may be those who tell us that our dreams are unrealistic, that we must be practical, and work at a stable, reliable job. If you're wondering whether or not you should pursue a dream, ask yourself one question: How long are you going to be dead? Pursuing a dream is no guarantee of success, but better the sting of trying and failing than the regret of never having tried.

Do something you love, love the thing you do, and manage life and finances so that they fit one another. (We'll talk about balance in blogs to come.) Attending school is an excellent beginning on our path to a fulfilling career.


Dave Roel.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.
- Bruce Lee

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