Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile ~Albert Einstein
Rich Dad Education is continually creating and refining its educational offerings to give students a world-class education in the areas of real estate and financial instruments investing. With this world-class education, students gain the knowledge necessary to achieve financial success and gain true freedom in escaping the dreaded Rat Race. While Rich Dad’s educational offerings are structured to teach students how to gain wealth, the true end goal in this process is the acquisition of freedom.
No matter what path one takes in their quest to escape the Rat Race, motivation will be needed to complete the journey as the road to financial freedom is not without roadblocks. Sacrifice, taking risks, and long hours often accompany this journey and many stumble along the path because they lack the proper motivation to carry them through. Making money for its own sake works for some, but concepts such as freedom are usually far more powerful. When one pictures their life truly free they can start to envision what they really want in life and who they truly want to be.
This macro vision of your future can be a powerful motivator in achieving your goals and helping you identify your true priorities in life. With financial freedom, the potential you have in life are truly limitless. Kim Kiyosaki spoke to these possibilities when she said, “Financial freedom is much more than having money. It’s the freedom to be who you really are and do what you really want in life…It’s a process of growth, improvement and gaining spiritual and emotional strength to become the most powerful, happy, and successful ‘you’ possible. That is the true reward of financial freedom.”
Find Your Source of Motivation
Having a clear vision of what you would do with financial freedom can provide the fire you need in coming weeks and months. Get out a blank piece of paper and start brainstorming on how you would live your life if money were no longer an object. Every person will be motivated by different things, but here are a few areas to consider:
Family and Friends – Few people would argue that they didn’t want more time with their loved ones. While there are only 24 hours in the day, it would be nice if more of them could be spent with the ones we love.
Material Goods – Maybe it is your dream house, or a classic car, or that boat you have always wanted. Whatever it may be, write it down as no matter how altruistic you may be, if these are things you have wanted then don’t be afraid to envision yourself having them.
Hobbies and Interests – Want to learn the guitar? Write that novel that you have always pictured in your head? Go skiing every day for the rest of your life? There are countless hobbies and activities that people have and the biggest limit on most of them is time. Picturing yourself spending your time as you want can be a powerful motivational source.
Self-Improvement – There are always areas in our life that we feel we fall short in. No one can better identify these areas than you. Envisioning yourself as Kim Kiyosaki said as the most “powerful, happy, and successful ‘you’ possible” can not only serve as a motivational source, but also might help you create these attributes along the way.
Living a Life Worthwhile
While there are numerous motivational sources for different people, one that is perhaps overlooked too often is the potential we have to help others if financial freedom was obtained. The impact one can have on others through the donation of time and money is limitless. If you envision yourself in constant acts of charity, without constraints that you might have today, then this singular vision might be all you need to gain the financial freedom necessary to make it happen.
Elevating the financial well-being of humanity is a task that each Rich Dad Education employee and instructor takes on with humility. This mission drives our company each day as we strive to teach and change people’s lives. When opportunities present themselves to improve our educational offerings, we do it. When opportunities present themselves to pass on our financial knowledge to our communities, we jump at the chance. Recently we had such an opportunity when Habitat for Humanity had a call for volunteers. You can read about this opportunity here.
Living a life worthwhile for Rich Dad Education means we give people every opportunity possible to gain financial freedom and pass on the knowledge we have. For each person that obtains that freedom, we know that the impact can reach far beyond the person itself. While everyone has their own motivation to work hard and achieve their objectives, this is ours.
Whatever your motivation may be, find it and use it. Financial freedom is not an unobtainable concept as people do it each and every day. Picture who you want to be, what you want to accomplish and don’t be surprised when it happens.