What are we shooting for?
Going from having a job where you have to put in body time in order to get paid, like most people do, to making your income from passive or recurring sources, like royalties, licenses, and so on, is a really big step. I wish for everyone to experience the financial freedom that it brings.
But I think if that's all we're shooting for, that's setting the bar pretty low.
What I really want to see is, I want each and every human being on this planet to discover their inner life force, their creativity, and to blossom into a passionate dance of making love to the universe, where the financial part takes care of itself. That's what I think we should be shooting for.
Now, granted, sometimes one precipitates the other. If we're constantly worried about survival, it can be hard to feel safe enough to full allow yourself to blossom, to discover that creativity. But I don't think that means we should stop trying.
We must never forget the end goal, of a life where we naturally do what's most enjoyable and that which feels most natural to us, and where life responds by giving us everything we need.
At one point I was scheduling a session with Gay Hendricks, and I asked him if he worked on Sundays. To which he replied: "I haven't worked a single day in over 20 years." That's how it should feel. If it feels like work, you're doing it wrong.