A Snapshot of My Life

Dec 28, 2015 | Posted by Scott Hughes, author of Achieve Your Dreams | Post a Comment

Take a snapshot of my life a little over a year ago.

I was working three jobs. On top of those three jobs, I was saving myself and thus my kids thousands of dollars a month by also representing myself pro se in divorce court, basically a forth job as my own lawyer in my opinion. AND, again on top of all that, I was taking care of my two little kids full-time, the most time-consuming and important task of all five.

I’ve come a long way by those metrics since then, sure.

It’s easy to think it’s easy if you look at my results instead of my work.

On the other hand, some might brush off my progress and say I’m not a success story because I don’t have a car with less than 100,000 miles on it. Or because my bedroom is my living room. Or because I don’t go on vacations. Or because I still work 7 days a week.

I hope I’m showing you what I seek to show my kids as their role model: selling your dreams for the price of a fancy car isn’t worth it. Selling your soul for all the gold in the world isn’t worth it.

My dream isn’t to have a fancy car or a big house. My dream isn’t to be able go out with my friends and run up a tab at the bar or club. My dream isn’t to be able to say yes when my extended family wants me to go on a vacation. My dream isn’t to be able to sleep in late mornings and stay up late-nights. My dream isn’t to wear designer suits.

Believe it or not, I’m grinding hard, but I’m not trying to achieve any of that. So, mark my words, be prepared for what I do achieve.

What’s your dream? What are you after? What are you willing to grind for? Please leave me a comment letting me know about your dream and your grind. And pick up a copy of my new short ebook, Achieve Your Dreams. The way Amazon ranking work, each small purchase of the book is like a vote. Please vote for me now. :)

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About Scott Hughes

I am the author of Achieve Your Dreams. I also published the book Holding Fire: Short Stories of Self-Destruction. I have two kids who I love so much. I just want to be a good role model for them. I hope what I do here makes them proud of me. Please let me know you think about the post by leaving a comment below!

8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Zahra
    December 28th, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Beautiful. I love how you have moved beyond physical goals and realized what the important things in life are.

    “Or because my bedroom is my living room.” This sentence made me smile 😀

  2. Scott Hughes
    December 28th, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Thank you for comment, Zahra. :) I suspect we can each only work hard towards a goal if we find the unique goals that are worth working hard to us.

  3. A. Lynn Powers
    December 28th, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    You continue to reveal things about your life that the rest of us have no clue about!

    I am glad to see you write about the things that are NOT your dreams. I don’t own a car at all, and I love not having one, but a lot of people can’t understand how I can live without a car and rely only on public transportation. But it’s more about how I would much rather at least do my part to reduce pollution and unnecessary resource consumption.

  4. Mitchell Waldman
    December 28th, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Dreams: how about ENDING world hunger, keeping the planet from becoming unliveable for our children by STOPPING global warming, making healthcare for Americans a right for all, stopping homelessness, stemming violence domestic and otherwise in all its form–ie, achieving at some level, peace and understanding, and doing away with prejudice in our society, accepting people as individuals. Just a few dreams I have, but can’t do it alone, obviously!

  5. Scott Hughes
    December 28th, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    A. Lynn Powers, I suspect most people would actually say those kind of things are also NOT their dreams, but unfortunately they are common distractions.

    Mitchell Waldman, you name some things that unlike fancy cars make for very great dreams. I would love to work with you and other on any projects to work towards those dreams.

    Thank you both for your comments! 😀

  6. Kristi
    December 29th, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    My dream is simple. I just want my kids to be better than me.

  7. Abey Kweku
    December 30th, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    My dream is to become rich. I mean fabulously rich so that I can enjoy the world to the fullest. Money is beautiful. I love it!

  8. Misty
    January 31st, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Scott,
    I think Trump having enough money so he cannot be bought
    is important. Obama and others have become president and
    get stinking rich at the expense of the people.

    Your post implies there is really no one to trust as a leader. Will you be voting?
    Misty

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