What does it mean to live to work, or work to live?
Well, living to work means all you do is work and everything you do feels like it’s for your job.
There’s no time to do anything else because you’re either working overtime or “relaxing” AFTER work.
However, working to live is the complete opposite.
You are working so you CAN LIVE. Basically, to make the money to actually enjoy life.
Don’t mix this up with living for the weekend either, because that doesn’t count. I’ll be covering that in a second too.
All your questions will be answered in this article my friend, so keep reading because you might actually “wake up” to what is really going.
Personal Observations – Most People Are Living To Work
I’ve been in my fair share of jobs in the past and still to this day know what people with normal jobs get up to.
My observations is that most people have a dead end 9-5 job and are on complete autopilot, and they don’t even care!
They do nothing to learn or grow but instead live for the weekend only!
That’s right people. Most of society live like zombies 5 days a week and then turn into their normal selves on the 2 days they get off work.
They live it up to the max and then complain on Sunday because they “have to go back to reality” on Monday.
They have nothing else to look forward to other than those 2 days off work–where they get to do whatever the hell they want–and they’re not even interested in changing anything either!
The reason why life seems so short is because most of society is on autopilot for the first 60-70 years of their life!
Brandon, what the flippin’ heck are you talking about?
When people “wake up” to what is really going on, it is too late and they’ve spent most of their lives procrastinating their dreams and living to fulfill their bosses dreams.
Then they realize they’ve done sweet f*$& all with their life, even though it flew by so damn quickly!
Yes it did, but that’s because they lived like robots during their entire career, and it’s incredibly sad to say the least.
I hate to break it to you (since you landed on this page) but you are likely one of these people that live for the weekend too.
But you are different to everyone else because you are still here and I appreciate that.
Complaints, Complaints and More Complaints But Nobody’s Taking action
Now here’s where things get a little different.
People know they don’t like the job they are in but instead of doing something about it (like changing their job or coming up with solutions with these problems) they decide to complain about everything.
Usually they will blame their boss, their co-workers, their work environment or even the work in general.
However, there’s definitely nothing wrong with speaking up, BUT…if it’s been years and nothing has changed (not even the problems), then believe it or not but it is time to change careers.
And you know what’s even more sadder than someone that doesn’t work to live? The ones that absolutely hate their job stay in it until they retire.
I mean, even if you’re afraid to quit, there are still ways around it!
Where Do You Fall?
Are you living to work or working to live?
That’s the biggest question you should ask yourself, and it is OKAY if you’re living to work because you’ve passed the very first step.
And that is that you know you aren’t where you want to be in life.
Realizing this is the first step to overcoming this silly little status quo society has given us.
What is this status quo?
“That the best thing you could do is find a sustainable 9-5 career, work in it until you retire and then enjoy your retirement with your life savings.”
“Even if you hate your job, as long as it pays the bills and puts food on the table, it is completely fine.”
What a complete joke that is, but it is the world we live in now.
Sadly people believe that if everything is paying paid for (house, car, food, etc), your health and everything else doesn’t matter.
We all know what happens when we stay in a job we hate all our life. We become depressed and end up having to take pills for the rest of our life, or take the easier way out…
My point is that if you’re not happy with your job, change something so you don’t have to deal with the forever-arising problems anymore, or change your entire career altogether.
How To Break The Cycle
The biggest thing you can do right now is ask yourself:
What do you really want to do with your life? Are you truly happy with your current situation?
If you are not where you want to be in life, make a change while you still can otherwise nothing is going to happen and you’ll realize you’ve wasted your entire life when…it…is…too…late.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – as you’ve probably heard many times before but never acted upon.
This is why you need to do something different if you want something different in life.
This is your sign and I want you to fix your life because time isn’t slowing down my friend.
I know you want more and the least I can do is give you a helping hand.
I have found something that allowed me to quit my miserable job and be my own boss.
I’m not trying to sell you anything here–because frankly, it is free anyway–but what I am offering you is a way for you to become your own boss just by owning a blog and selling other peoples products.
This concept is called affiliate marketing – and when done correctly, can earn more money than what any job within your reach can offer.
I’ll say no more because I know you’re rearing to go and I’m waiting for you on the other side 😀
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