Do you want to provide or achieve?

There’s a difference between providing for your family, and achieving for yourself.

The former comes with job security, the latter comes with risk.

Seldom can you have both at the same time. Security of income (and the peace of mind that you can provide for your family) usually entails scaling back your ambition and cashing in a paycheque every month.

Building something big (and feeling like you’ve achieved something with your life) usually entails foregoing guaranteed cash-flow and praying you can scramble together your kid’s school fees for as long as it takes for you to find financial success.

Provide? Or achieve?

Choose. And don’t ever say you didn’t have a choice.