Why do most people work for others?


Few people choose to tell themselves what to do; the majority of people have a need to be told what to do. From birth, we are told what to eat or wear, what to like or dislike, what career to pursue etc. As we grow up, we get used to receiving orders.

Do you want to know why this happens? The secret is in how the mind works. Our mind is an inexhaustible source of energy. How much energy, exactly? Just by way of comparison, consider Einstein’s discovery – that by splitting an atom, you can generate enough electricity to power an entire city. The human mind discovered exactly this, but it was not made to run on autopilot. It only does what it is told – in other words, it needs a boss.

This explains why most people work for others, why they choose to be salaried employees instead of working for themselves and earning their own money. They work for others for a fixed price. Why? Because it is easier for their minds.

When you work for someone else, you don’t necessarily need to tell yourself what to do. Business owners, managers and supervisors do it for you. All you have to do is follow orders and receive your monthly salary. It’s as simple as that.

But working for yourself means telling yourself what to do, and also telling your employees what to do. Easy? No. No wonder why many people dream of owning their own businesses, but give up the moment they realise that telling themselves and others what to do is much harder than following orders.

Remember that if you give your mind a task, it will find a way to do it. It is capable, but it needs a boss. If you tell your mind “this is impossible”, it will simply obey and give up looking for a solution.

At the Monday Independence Project, we lead people to dream big and to pursue a greater financial dream. Join us every Monday at 7.30pm (also at 10am and 3pm) for your financial dreams to become a reality in your life.

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