About Me Christian, — September 2, 2009 — 4 Comments

The Importance of Dreaming

Where would you like to be in 5 years? It sounds like a dumb interview question, but it’s relevant in internet marketing (IM) as well as making money online. If your 5 year goal is to make $100 a month, set your sites higher.

The future you see is the future you get. – Robert Allen

What does your future look like in your mind?

Take a break from what you’re doing and consider these questions.

  • If you were given $1 million per year for the rest of your life, what would you do?
  • If you had everything in life paid for, what would you do?
  • If you lived in a monastery and didn’t have access to the internet, what would you spend your time doing?
  • What is one thing you could never live without?

For me, those types of questions really make you reflect on what is important. Is money important, sure. Is it the most important thing? Definitely not.

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith

What is the goal of you making an income online? Is it to buy a Hummer to impress people you don’t know? Is it to move into a neighborhood so people want to come to your house? If you think about it long term, are those things that are important to you?

“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” – Oscar Wilde

When you lie on your death bed looking back at your life, will you wish you had spent more time making money? Will you check your bank statements and be happy that your life’s total sum is a dollar figure?

When my life is through, I want to look at my children and grand children and see them smiling. I want my wife to know that I loved her with all of my heart. I want God to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. To me, the chief end of man is to glorify God in everything I do.

What do you want to see when you look back on your life? Are you current actions taking you there?

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  1. I want to generate enough semi-passive revenue to live comfortably without overworking myself on things that I don’t enjoy doing. I’d like to spend time in the garden, taking care of the animals, building up my farm, reading, learning how to build more with my hands, meditating, exercising, relaxing and observing nature… And I’d also like to work on my websites – but only 20 hours per week. I want my farm to be paid for. I don’t want any debt. At all. Period.

    In other words, I want to work to live and not live to work.

  2. This is a great reality check for many of us out in the world today. We spend almost every waking moment trying to be bigger and better than the next guy and totally loose focus on what life is meant to be about.

  3. Allen says:

    I really appreciate your post! I’m a Sunday School teacher and I stress to my students the values of life.I taught a lesson several Sundays back the most important thing on a grave stone is the dash in between the two dates of the persons birth and the date of their death was the dash.You can write on a tome stone all you want to,but the people who you came in contact with and lived around knows your life.Always remember someone is watching you.

  4. Smuze says:

    Dreaming is important, but getting up from the couch is even more important

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