Paradigm Shift

Dare To Dream

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. -Denis Waitley

What if I told you that your salary is the bribe companies give you to abandon your dreams?

So many people have traded their dreams to pursue a career that is likely to return to them significantly less value than the time, energy and effort they put into that career. Others have abandoned their dreams for a job that pays them $10, $12, $15, or $25 an hour.

When you work for an organization, that organization is paying you to fulfill its vision. The company is NOT paying you to bring your dreams to life. You are there to meet a set of goals and objectives to increase revenue and ensure the company delivers on its commitment to consumers and shareholders.

Yes, your salary affords you the opportunity to enjoy certain amenities in life. I get it that your salary allows you to pay your bills, go on vacation, pay your healthcare premiums, and so forth. But have you really stopped and considered the cost of accepting a salary? Can you really put a price on your dream? 

Is your dream worth that $100k salary? What if your dream is worth $1 billion? How would you know what kind of impact your dream would have on the world if you value short-term gain over long-term success?

I expand on this topic on my daily podcast. Take a listen…


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17 thoughts on “Dare To Dream

  1. It’s weird that you post this because this is exactly what I’m dealing with right now. I have dreams and things that I want to do but I’ve never had the support. Everyone is so negative, but as I’m getting older I really have to do what makes me happy.

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  2. That is a very good question. I guess it depends on how badly you want your dream to become a reality. But life kicks in to where you have to put your dream in hold to pay those bills. All good things come in time.

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  3. I came over to say thanks for the follow (and really, just visiting my blog) – and then I read this intro, and I’m nodding my head at this idea of being paid to abandon our dreams. I haven’t heard anyone put it into those words before, but for the past nine months I’ve been working creatively from home (read: trying to find work, find my way outside an organization). It’s a huge struggle financially, but the payoff for me is this: I own my day. I get to choose where I invest my self – and whether or not I pursue my dreams. I hope to find a way for this to become more financially feasible; but for my heart, it feels like freedom to unfold, to become. And I don’t think you can put a salary tag on that.

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    1. Amber, you so beautifully captured the essence of my post. I especially like the idea of “Owning my day.” As you alluded to, the short term sacrifice is definitely worth the peace of mind and long-term gains. I wish you a life filled with unparalleled happiness, abundance and wealth.

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  4. I am a recent retiree trying to adjust to the “loss” of corporate life, which might be hard for many people to imagine. I have found that my 9-5 (or 6,7, or 8) job was the organizing principal in my life and I feel untethered with out it. I have also found that I miss the sense of accomplishment. I miss helping others and building something useful. I miss the community, the feeling of being connected to others in a joint project. I own my day now and the burden is on me to fill it with purpose and satisfaction. Not always an easy task. Lots of soul searching and free falling.

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