They Lied to You?


It’s not lonely at the top! While I’m not at the top yet, I’m high enough to have a different perspective.   I’m not sure who ever started that rumor but as I’m hiking on a vacation here in the Blue Ridge Mountains I’m just reflecting on the things we hear.  And that is one phrase that just isn’t true.  While few people make the decisions to give it their all every day and to live life with a purpose.  Those that do are a close knit group that make it to the top.  They work together they succeed together and they seem to encourage others to join them “at the top”.  As a matter of fact, I see more people who have succeeded reaching out to help others do the same.  It’s a relatively, crowded close knit group but it’s definitely not exclusive.

Now that is the crux right there, see if someone tells you “It’s lonely at the top”?  Why would you want to be there,  maybe it seems like there’s undesirable people there? Possibly rude, mean, greedy and arrogant people right? Wrong!  So now we don’t want to be one of those people so we don’t have to try?  A revelation hit me, the person that said it’s “lonely at the top”.  That’s someone who hasn’t made it to the top.

It’s different for sure at the top.  Imagine how different life would be to be financially independent.  Imagine how crazy life would be to not have to work a standard 40 hour work week, but instead to work, travel and do on the schedule that you want? Question for you, who could you travel with regularly those stuck in their 40 hour a week jobs or those that have the same freedom you do?  Just because it’s different at the top, it definitely doesn’t make it lonely.

As a matter of fact your friendships will be stronger and your relationships will be more enjoyable.  You actually have time for them.

See Ya at the Top,
Stacy O’Quinn

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