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…