From fifth grade through high school I felt like a loser. I failed nearly every math class, and felt like I was doomed to work a job I would hate for the rest of my life.
“Go to school, get a good job for 40 years, and hopefully you'll have enough money to retire and be happy when you're 65.”
That's the narrative I was told, and the reason why I thought I wouldn't amount to anything…
And it wasn't until I got suspended in high school that I learned I had been sold a lie my entire life.
I learned that I didn't have to go the traditional route to build wealth and be happy. I also discovered I didn't have to wait for retirement to travel the world or have fun.
Looking back I'm so grateful to have traveled to over 100 countries, and built companies that have earned millions of dollars by the time I was in my mid-20s.
And that truth is that every single person has what it takes to create a lifestyle full of what I call “true wealth”.
True wealth, as I talked about in this blog post, is about having ownership over your time, and the freedom to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want.
Unfortunately, the mass majority of people are living lives that feel outside of their control. Millions are either unemployed, underemployed, or making good money working a job they hate.
Despite earning a six-figure salary in my late teens, I left corporate America because I was completely unfulfilled.
But my life changed completely once I decided to live for a mission that was much bigger than myself…
Goals Won't Get You To Where You Want To Go
Look, goals are weak…
Surface-level goals like “I want a luxury car” or “I want to make more money” are not strong enough to get you past the inevitable obstacles and challenges that come along with making big changes.
The key to succeeding long-term is having a mission.
A life mission is something that wakes you up before your alarm clock. A life mission gets you thinking on a deeper level than materialistic bullshit or short-term monetary gain.
A life mission is something so important to you and so powerful that you are willing to push your fears aside and destroy the boundaries of what you thought was possible.
For example, one of my life missions is to help 100,000 people obtain true wealth. I want to help 100,000 people do something they love every day that supports them financially beyond what they could have ever imagined.
Some of my other life missions are:
- Build a real estate portfolio of $50M
- Earn at least $5M a year net
- Constantly travel the world and do epic adventures
- Be grateful every single day
- Have a great relationship with my wife, family, and friends
What Is Your Life Mission?
Some people spend more time worrying about the latest Kanye West drama or how much they're going to save on their next car than thinking about their mission in life.
I would encourage you to take a few minutes each day to think about your life mission and what truly matters to you. It could be raising your kids, it could be building a business, or changing the world. There is no right or wrong answer, but it's vital that you have something that gets you running out of bed in the morning.
To help inspire you create your life mission, I wanted to do a giveaway this week…
Life Mission Trading Education Giveaway
I'm going to be giving away three big prizes for people that are serious about having a life mission. Here’s what you could win: 1. 12 month membership to one of the Daily Trading Profits trading rooms 2. The complete Stock Trader Formula course 3. 12 months of stock trade alerts
Here’s how to win:
1. Follow the steps in the contest below… You’ll get points for each step you complete. 2. Share the contest on social media… You’ll get even more points when you refer others to the contest 3. Leave a comment on this Instagram picture answering the question “What is your life mission?”