Are you already Rich?

A great reminder about freedom and how we don’t take advantage of the here and now until it is too late. We work so hard to be successful and then die without ever enjoying the fruits of our labor. This is a great story. #lifeworthliving #grateful

A successful business man traveled to a poor country and took a relaxing walk beside a lake when a local paddled ashore with 7 small fish. “Why only 7 fish?” he asked.
“I have enough to feed my family,” said the local.
“So what do you do all day?” asked the visitor.
“I fish a little, play with my children, watch the sunrise & set, take naps, and hang out with my friends.”
“Oh, that’s awful! You could earn a lot of money by fishing more and selling them.”
“And what would I do with that money?” asked the local.
“Buy a bigger boat. Then you could catch even more fish and employ some of your friends, eventually buying a fleet of boats to catch fish.”
“And what would I do with all those fish?”
“Well, buy a shop and sell them to your friends. But why stop there? Put them in cans and sell them worldwide. Within 25-30 years you could earn millions of dollars with an empire of global fishing fleets!”
“And then what?”
The businessman replied: “Then you’d be rich!”
“And what would I do with my riches?”
“You could retire to a house by a lake, fish a little, play with your grandchildren, watch the sunrise & set, take naps, and hang out with your friends.”
“Uh-huh.”
Freedom for me is the conscious ability to choose what feels easy + graceful + do what comes naturally. In contrast to the pushing + striving + doing that was the cornerstone of my corporate clone years.
Freedom means ending the day with a sense of completeness + contentment rather than the underlying feeling that I ‘should’ be doing something more, bigger, bolder.
Freedom is peaceful. Freedom is impactful.
Freedom is the possibility to have choice. Purpose helps you choose. Freedom is the space around you, where your purpose is your compass showing you where to move in that space. Otherwise even with freedom, you might be lost…
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