A few days ago I was driving my car in the morning and I was listening to Rush Limbaugh. He said something that struck a chord with me and was so very inspiring. He said that in this capitalistic society of ours, there’s money to be made with lots of hard work and dedication. It might be a while in coming, but it can be done. He said it’s a lot harder to make millions (but, still, it’s possible), but if we want to make $30K a year, the world is big enough and filled with all types of people and there’s someone out there who would pay us that much for a service or product we’re selling. If we want to make $75K or $100K or even $250K, it can be done. We just need to figure out how to get product or service ‘out there’ and find the type of people who can pay us for what we have to offer.
I can’t tell you what his words did for me. Of course, we have all heard about how in America anything is possible. But to hear Rush explain this in such a straight forward way, and in such a believable way is what made me really think it is possible. Over the last few months, I’ve been struggling with a tremendous desire to ‘make my way’. I desperately want to make my mark in the world and be successful financially-independent of my husband. I have a small pattern business which I am breathing life back in after a 4 year lull. I finally feel the fire coming back, giving me a drive to push further. But, I still feel (and know damn well) I’m a long way from being really successful. According to Rush, I just have to make my mind up how much a year I’d ultimately love to earn and then set my sites accordingly and make it happen. With hard work, determination and drive, I just might be able to achieve my goals. Of course, it won’t be easy, (is it ever?)but it surely can happen.
What are your goals? Despite this economy, dreams are still possible. There are definately enough oysters to go around. Tell me about your dreams and goals.
“You decide what it is you want to accomplish and then you lay out your plans to get there, and then you just do it. It’s pretty straightforward.” –Nancy Ditz, Olympic gold medalist.
“I want to do it all. I want to own the world.” –Marsha Warfield, Night Court Jester