Updated: June 12, 2019
Someday, I’d like to quit my job and have my own business. Someday, I’d like to go back to the Philippines, and be with my family. Someday, I’d like to travel and see the world. Someday, I’d like to retire rich.
We all have those “someday” things.
You know those big dreams that we hope to attain in the future; those goals that seem so impossible to reach; those wishes that we hope would come true someday?
Yes, those “someday” things. That’s what we’re here to talk about…
Rainy Days and Mondays
Manic Mondays was an all too familiar feeling for me when I was still working in the corporate world. I was one of those people who dreaded Sunday nights because waking up early in the morning to prepare for work is not exactly one of my favorite things to do.
And waking up to a rainy day is worse! It was a sure sign that I’ll be in a lazy and grumpy mood all day.
Those times, I’d often say to myself, “Someday, I’d be able to sleep, and wake up whenever I want. Someday, I won’t have to go to work anymore, and I can choose to just stay in bed and watch television all day.”
That was my “someday”… and my reality today. How I managed to do that is what this next story is about.
Scrambled Eggs For Breakfast
Brewed coffee, toast, strawberry jam, butter and fluffy scrambled eggs – that’s my typical breakfast back then. Delicious, filling, and more importantly, easy to prepare. Just ten minutes in the kitchen and I’m already out eating on the dining table while listening to my favorite morning radio show.
However, if I choose to lay in bed “five more minutes” that morning, I’m sure I’d be drinking instant coffee, and eating soggy fried rice, runny eggs, and oily luncheon meat for breakfast at the office cafeteria.
It was a choice I had to make everyday back – wake up early, and prepare a delicious first meal; or sleep a few minutes more and have a mediocre breakfast at work. If you were in my situation, which one would you have chosen most of the time?
We all have our “someday” things. And if you want to make them come true, you have to wake up early enough to prepare your own breakfast.
You have to choose the one that requires time and effort, rather than the one which is simply comfortable and convenient.
It is a choice:
- Between writing a business plan, or watching television
- Between reading about investments, or playing your favorite Facebook game
- Between doing freelance work, or hanging out with friends
It is a decision that you make every day. And your choices today, will determine if your “someday” will come.
Make your “someday” come.
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Another awesome post, Sir Fitz! Great read to start my week! Someday.. I hope to inspire others just the same way as you do!
it’s the same thing that’s running on my mind now. I’m hearing a lot of people around me saying “i’ll do this someday, i’ll complete this someday, i’ll build this thing someday” but can’t see them working on it a bit. Thanks for this inspirational article again sir Fitz.
very inspiring post sir fitz..
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keep the interesting stories (and shirts!) coming!
Thank you for this awakening call, Kuya Fitz. =) It is always best to put our plans into actions and make our “Someday” as our TODAY. _(“,)/
Very well said.
In our generation where some people want everything in an instant…their someday will never come.
I just discovered your blog! I love it! Very informative posts about financial matters, and yet written in creative, practical and entertaining ways. Keep up the great work!
Very well said, thats why i have an A3 poster in front of my computer thats reads, “IS WHAT IM DOING A $100 A DAY ACTIVITY? . Because thats is my goal to earn $100 a day passive income online , para makauwi na sa family ko sa pinas. Thanks for this great post
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