Have you ever wondered why so many people are attracted to game shows or the lottery?
* fabulous wealth
* exciting prizes
* a better life
I’d like to suggest there is something different at work in these get-rich-quick ideas that are heavily linked to our culture at large.
* the potential to be in the spotlight if only for a brief moment in time.
* the underlying hope that there might be a way out of a current job.
When lotto winners are asked what they will do with their winnings many of them will reply, “Quite my job.” This is typically followed by a chuckle that indicates their genuine dissatisfaction with their job.
Is it possible that one of the greatest motivators for game show participation and playing the lotto has to do with job dissatisfaction?
You may think this is a stretch, but if an individual is satisfied with their job they may be less inclined view their present situation in a negative light. Why? Because the life they want is the one they have. They have found a point of contentment and it shows in the way they view their occupation and life in general.
Get-rich-quick ideas have always played on the inherent dissatisfaction many feel in regards to their occupation.
Entrepreneurialism is about more than simply developing a business. It is about moving your life outlook from the dissatisfied column to the satisfied and from discontentment to contentment.
We all want to be comfortable in our own skin. We all want to feel that what we do makes a difference in the lives of others and in our own lives. Yet there are thousands of stories that point out the despair and frustration many feel when they approach mid-life and think of their past work experience as an evidence of failure instead of a motivation to consider something with greater purpose.
Interestingly many of these individuals are learning to look past their personal views of their past life and look forward to discovery using the entrepreneurial spirit.
Statistics indicate an increasing number of mature adults are discovering the potential in entrepreneurialism. This has become an important component in discovering a way out of a present job without winning the lotto and the bonus of finding job satisfaction they have always desired without needing to confront a banker on a game show.
If you can take the time to ask yourself what you would like to do with your time if money and time was no object you might unearth a passion that could be parlayed into a business.
Your ‘moment in the sun’ could be as close as learning what it is you were always supposed to do. Many will settle for a job they don’t like simply because it’s safe and provides an income.
Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes, but one of the best motivations is the discovery of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Don’t be surprised if it changes the direction of your life – and you won’t even need to consider a few lucky numbers.