Hello, my friend! It’s been a while since we last chatted. How have you been? I hope you’ve been well.
Even though I have grown online, got over 2,000 subscribers on my channel, and started making money from my other website, I haven’t really been very active recently. This duration, this break that I took, proved to be a good time for self-reflection. I’ve been pondering the question of what it really means to feel and be alive—and to be honest, I don’t know what is the right thing to do. Maybe you can help.
For a really long time, I’ve been a believer in “Hustle now and rip the results later.” I’ve worked hard to learn skills, do things, and achieve things for several years. Not that I always liked working hard, but because I thought and I knew that if I didn’t work hard, I would live a very ordinary life, a life with limitations. My family’s economics definitely was a reason for why I was so desperate to grow, but more importantly, I wanted to grow myself, I wanted to make myself capable to support my family and myself.
But all of this “hustle”, as we call it, is it really the right thing to do?
We should live in the moment, no? What if there’s no tomorrow? What if the world ends tomorrow? If tomorrow was my last day, would I really be doing the things I am doing right now? Would I be hustling? Would you be sacrificing so much for the hope of a “better future”? I think not. Perhaps I should not be working so hard, perhaps you should not be sacrificing so much, perhaps you should really be living in the moment.
But what if there is a tomorrow? What if the world doesn’t end tomorrow? What if tomorrow is not your last day? Should I or should you waste this time that we have, this energy that we have right now? Should we just waste it and not use it to build something for ourselves, for our family, and for our future? Perhaps not, again.
I have no concrete solution or a to-go option for solving this. The only workaround I’ve found so far is to find a balance, a balance between living in the present and building a future. How do we find the balance? I might have a way.
I think doing what you love is how we should live. Multiple times I’ve met people who do things only because they have to do it, they do it as a profession. Yes, there are instances and circumstances that don’t allow for the freedom of choice, mostly economics. But that may not really be as huge a hindrance as you may have thought.
In this era of tech and the internet, everything is available online. I, myself, am built on the internet due to the internet. I am able to code, edit videos, send you these newsletters, build websites, and make some side income, all because of the internet. You can learn anything and everything here, and the best part? For free. Yes, it may take time to find the right resources to teach yourself, to find the right PDFs or the right videos, but it is here. You just have to look for it and use it. That is not very hard. It just takes dedication.
Back to the point, to find a balance, you should learn a skill you like and monetize it, maybe on Instagram, maybe on YouTube, or maybe offline. When you do what you love, you don’t really feel like you’re working or you’re sacrificing things only because you have to. You will feel like you’re doing the work you’re doing because you like doing it. Nobody would be forcing you, there would be no external force compelling you to not live in the moment.
When you do what you love, you like it, you be happy, and you live in the moment. This might help, maybe.
What do you think is the right thing to do? Should we live in the moment and enjoy and live life? Or should we hustle and build a future, a life for ourselves and our family? Let me know, maybe via the comment section.