Many entrepreneurs report going through a roller coaster of emotion when starting out on new ventures. I’m only days in and I’m already taking a dip into the trough of despair. Now that I have decided I am actually going to fully pursue earning an income from home working online I am finding myself stuck in analysis-paralysis and self doubt. Should I do this? CAN I do this? What do I even do? What is going through the minds of my family and friends when I explain how this works? The response I get makes me feel like this is a joke and that this type of dream is a lazy-mans pursuit.
Based on the assumed unspoken rules of our society, I should be busting my ass 60 hours a week to put food on the table and to scrounge enough money up so that “my kids have it better than I did growing up.” Now, there is nothing wrong with hard work and wanting better for your family. In fact, the whole reason I am doing this is because I want better for my family. What I don’t believe in is working more than I live; spending more time paying the bills than I do watching my daughter grow.
A joke, rather a tragedy, to me is watching all these hard workers wish they had the “lucky breaks” of others and dream of this, that, or another which would make their lives better, if only…. I will no longer live my life alongside these masses. I am on a road less traveled. I will succeed at this because I know it is possible. Thousands of others earn a passive income every single day which allows them the freedom to pursue their family and their dreams. I will do the same.
If you search for other blogs like this, which I have, you will find countless others who have started this journey only to disappear. Choosing to pursue an online passive income is no joke. It will take hard work. It will take diligence. It will take resolve and perseverance.
I heard this quote recently and it resounds in my mind constantly: “Success is uncommon, therefore not to be enjoyed by the common man” -Cal Stoll. This reminds me to consider that I shouldn’t compare what I am doing with what is “normal”, and to stop worrying what other people might think. I do not want what is common. I will not accept what is common. I will not live a life that is common.