That's what I ask myself on days like this.
It's petrifying when the corporate rat cage that I'm trap in does not know its direction. When it is built on weak fundamentals and its focus is on pulling a quick, fast buck, it can be the most frustrating feeling a corporate rat can feel.
At least for me.
Call me idealistic, but I truly believe in fundamentals - offering products or services that are of value to consumers and in the long run the business should soar. A foolish man builds his castle on sand, a wise man builds his castle on rocks.
It has come to a point where our goals no longer align.
From this point forward, this misalignment seems like a torn fabric that will only part further as the days pass.
I battle with this thought on a daily basis. Sometimes, even to the point of blanking out in the middle of a meeting.
On other days, this misalignment results in a build up of frustration.
For me that perfectly sums up the corporate conundrum.
But I'll tell you what.
I'm gonna take all this energy, all this anger, all this frustration and channel it towards the freedom fund. Because it is this exact feeling that started White Collar Freedom in the very first place.
Once the fund is large enough, I'll have the privilege of owning the rest of my life. Honestly, how many people have buried their dreams, their potential and have never even given themselves a chance to do something they've always wanted to do in their lives.
When we are on our deathbeds, would we think, "I wish I would have pursued what I really wanted to do..."?
All this, just because of the security of a paycheck.
I know exactly how that feels.
Every day, there's just more conviction, more fuel and a relentless desire to achieve that elusive freedom.
You may or may not share the same sentiments, but on days like this, I tell myself this:
The show must go on.
"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up"
Because it won't be for long now, my fellow rats.