If there’s one thing I’ve realised during this Lockdown – It’s that I cannot just stop.
I NEED to create.
I need to do things – move forward, progress, get better and ultimately be a means of production.
Now I don’t know if that’s just something that’s wired into us as humans, similar to the way it is with honey bees.
But I know for one thing – We need to achieve things in order to feel alive.
One of my favourite quotes in life is this –
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” ”
I truly do believe that.
With the current situation we are in throughout this Lockdown, Businesses are closed – People are staying at home and 25% of the nations workforce has been placed onto Furlough due to their industries being closed and not being able to work.
It is driving me crazy.
I would HATE to be someone who is born into money and never has to work a day in their lives.
Where is the fulfillment in that? Life and human fulfillment is never about money. It’s about creating, being a part of the gears of society and doing things that provide value.
If you’re given free money – there’s no value in that. If you’re someone who is working extremely hard and providing value and output and your paid, you feel a sense of achievement.
If you’re eating junk food all the time, there’s no joy. BUT – if you workout like crazy for a while and you’re dieting and eating well for a period of time THEN have that junk food as a treat – It’s far more rewarding and fulfilling.
You see the parralels?
I remember as a kid I would always think – How great would it be if money grew on trees and we got free money!
But now as an adult – I understand how important it is for us to work, create, produce and give value to the rest of the world.
We are only here for a short period of time.
My goal is to produce as much output, value and worth as I possibly can to the world.
And lockdown has really cemented that theory to me.
Do you not feel the same?