Is $500 All That Stands in the Way of You and a Dream?
As I meet more and more people who want to chase a dream in order to start a company or live their lives more fully, I also met more and more excuses as to why people don't take the risky leap and chase their passion. Here are some of the excuses that people seem to have on why they can't follow after something:
- Not enough time
- Don't know how
- Don't know enough people
- No passport
- Little experience
- No one will trust them
- Too much competition
- Lacking confidence
- Fear of failure
- Need money
Most of the things on the list above can be quickly overcome, especially the last one. Many ideas we have for new companies or ways to live a more passionate life don't require millions of dollars, but rather can be started with just an extra $500. And if you think you can't find that kind of cash, then stop complaining and start looking around your house.
To find $500, you could:
- Get rid of cable for a year
- Sell all of your TVs
- Eat in for a few months
- Quit the gym and go for walks or jogs instead
- Skip a vacation
- Consign clothes you don't wear
- Sell stuff you rarely use, like books, tools, or dishes
- Find pleasure in picnics and walks instead of online sales and shopping malls
Don't think you can do it? Then you may as well admit that your passion isn't as important as TV or clothes. Maybe once you say that out loud, you'll be willing to make the hard decisions to sacrifice what can be sold so you can earn what can't be bought.