Do You Live to Survive or Thrive?

by Ryan Biddulph

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I am tired. I was out late with my friends last night. But I do not need to do anything today. No job beckons. I write this post to have fun helping you.

Why can I live this way? Years ago I made the freeing but uncomfortable decision to thrive versus surviving. Prior to that, I lived to survive because I worked a job to get money in order to put a roof over my head and food on my table. Ditto for working to pay bills. I gave no thoughts to freedom. Working to cover survival basics seemed normal because everyone around me did the same thing.

My parents worked mainly to pay bills. Neither parent hated their job but my mom often became stressed about her job and my dad mainly worked to provide for the family. I had to think differently in order to thrive. I chose to work for free through my blogging business to eventually work for pay as my skills, exposure and credibility grew.

Fast Forward

Fast forward 4 hours from when I began writing this post. I was able to fix stuff around the house and speak to the realtor and his repair guy. From when I started this post 4 hours ago to now, I could put everything business-wise on hold to do what needs to be done in order to sell the house.

That's the beauty of living to thrive. You design your life to be free of financial worries, bondage and all forms of attachments in order to be liberated from the normal worries of most people. Let's face it. Most of us grow up with the idea that we need to run around like chickens with our heads cut off to make enough money to survive.

Get a Job to Pay Bills

Get a job. Any job. Make sure bills are paid. This is a horrible way to live because you have virtually no freedom, save some hours off from work daily and perhaps the weekends off from work. Does that sound like an enjoyable existence? Heck no. 

But you need to design your life to thrive right now. Even while working a nine-to-five job, now is the time to open up a part-time business online. See yourself living a life of freedom now to be the person who chooses to live the life now. Sure you need to work your nine-to-five jobs to pay the bills now but that is temporary.

Devote Time to Freedom

Allow 4 hours of your spare time daily to be consumed by your blogging business. Devote those four hours to engineering a life of freedom. Doing this now slowly moves you out of survival mode into thriving mode. Blogging money may not arrive for quite a while but it will never arrive if you don't visualize yourself thriving.

Plus it never arrives unless you start working your part-time blogging business for quite a while, even if you don't make a dime. That's how it works. While working your nine-to-five job to pay the bills, work a part-time blogging business for free to gain skills, exposure and credibility. Down the road, when the money comes, then you can be free.

That's the kicker. Work for free now and you will be working for pay down the road, freeing yourself because you chose to no longer survive, but to thrive. 


About the Author 

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph helps you learn how to blog at Blogging From Paradise.

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