The good question would be…what is your ambition in life; The good answer would be…high quality of life. Meaning well-paid job, big house, nice, expensive car, loaded wallet or bank account, no loans-no credit cards. When you think about it, we all want the same thing, all we desire are those simple things above. Now imagine a middle class family trying to achieve all the above in 2011 given that we live in a year were every employer cuts your salary so that he won’t have to change his way of life. So, to achieve these goals you’ll have to work harder. We are so used of working hard that having two day-jobs is a standard on its own.
If anyone reads my twitter, already knows yesterday I spend my day in the hospital with a pain in my chest. I probably knew from the start that this was caused by stress. Stress is harmful. Anyway, I came to realize that all I have to do, in order to be stress-free is to change my ambitions in life. I want high quality of life, meaning a job that pays the rent, a happy spouse/marriage/kids/dogs and cats, it would be nice not owing to anyone, a car that drives me where I want to go, a house to plan my life and provide a roof for my head (even rental, as it is now). But most importantly I would like to be happy. And happiness is something you can’t buy.
So we are trying to change our ambitions in life. We plan on paying our debts and start living a simplest life. Paint our house, buy a kitchen, little staff that will bring us joy. Two years now I’ve been working my ass off to achieve the unachievable, forgetting that little details in our everyday life can cheer us up, but we have to have the time and the mind to find those moments in life and celebrate them.