Work: the friend I never knew I had.
That’s right, work is my friend. Sure, there were plenty of days when I didn’t want to go, but ultimately I realized that work is my ally and a tool to help me build wealth. Do you ever work with those people who complain about how they want to go home, or how they don’t want to be there? I used to be one of them: last to get there and first to go home. Who wants to be around those people? I surely don’t. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to not work? To have everything provided and handed to you? Think that would change your character? It certainly would.
With our goal of paying off the house, it has been essential to work. Work=money. It’s so interesting how my whole attitude has changed since we have started our mortgage payoff. I actually enjoy working 16 hours shifts….oh yeah, I said it. I enjoy my job, interacting with my coworkers, and the check I get after I work a 16 hour shift! Work is now an incredibly enjoyable experience for me, except for the occasional obnoxious patient…we’ll save that for another post 😉 A few years back I would often wonder about what I would do if I won the lotto. If I had won a few years ago it would have been a disaster! I probably would have blown all my winnings on frivolous “stuff” that I didn’t need and would have nothing to show for it. When you work hard for a major goal, EVERYTHING changes: your heart, mind, soul, character, spending,and recreational habits. You learn to become more self-disciplined.
It’s fun to see my outlook changed: the every-day mundane “task” of going to work has turned into an exciting event that I desire more of.
Questions for you: Are you a “complainey” pants at work (as Mr. Money Mustache would say)? Do you work with “those” people? What is it that fires you up?