I’m a guy who just does my job well and, after learning from some people the importance of things that do not seem important at this time, I’m all first-hand experience on almost anything I could get my hands on. I’ve tried wakeboarding and skiing, and after a few painful attempts, I performed as effective as I wanted myself on the first try.
It was in these vacations I met a guy who talked to me about getting rich and what I need to do to reach it.
“You’ll need to work hard for better income by finding a job you want.”
I told him that that would take such great amounts of time.
“You will have all the time to spend your riches in the future.”
But then, I realized, we will miss all the moments that time is giving us in the present by wasting away in the future. Like before, I was always afraid of the future that I prepared a meticulous plan for it, when I realized I missed out on a lot of things in life. I missed my son’s birthday, I missed my wife’s anniversary, all because I wanted to be rich and give my family the life they deserve when all they needed was my company and my involvement in their lives.
Distance serves a purpose because it allows one to be him or herself, but distancing yourself selfishly for goals that you find satisfaction will affect your relationships with other people and yourself. You might even ask yourself why you’re doing it.
Luxury is not everything in life. It was that case before for me. Today, I live for what I can give my family. Happiness is a choice based on your perspective and looking if the glass is half-empty or half-full.