On my way to work this morning, I was listening to a podcast as I usually do. This one, in particular, was "The Top" by Nathan Lanka. The episode was about a SaaS company who was generating $20k a month already in there first 3 months live. I had this strange thought for a moment - "What would I trade/give to be able to fast-forward to that point and be Net-positive revenue?" I'm talking wake up tomorrow and three months have gone by and you put in all the time, did all the work, and are planted in the fruits of your labor. How about 6 months or how about one week or even one day. It didn't take me one whole second to realize my answer.
Not one damn thing. My subconscious already knew what the opportunity cost would be. I don't care how stressed I get at how slow things move or never having time to grind on things that can propel my entrepreneurship endeavors, if I gave up the things slowing me down or taking priority in my life, I would miss some of the most valuable moments with my son and family.
It isn't that i didn't already know this to be fact but sometimes my judgment gets clouded. I only want the best for my family. I want to work hard to get it and in order to reach my goals, I need to take a step back and be present now. There are a lot of things I could give up that are distracting me from building a business: sleep, gym time, mindless social media browsing, you name it.
We all have plenty of time to accomplish what we need to or would like to. We just need to realize what is truly important and focus on those tasks first. We need to live our lives for those around us. Sometimes I forget how simple that really is. I don't need to constantly be working to make the biggest impact for my family.
What would you give up to wake up tomorrow with your definition of success? What is your definition of success you are striving for? Tell me below.