A Window Towards Financial Independence – The Importance of Vision

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In contrast to the challenges I encountered in October, November is providing a transcendent window towards financial independence.

I’m off work this week, and I’m living the lifestyle of a financially independent blogger.

I’ve been spending all my time writing, answering comments, commenting on other blogs, and sharing content on social media.

In short, I’ve been working on the work I enjoy.

I’m spending the week exactly how I’ll spend every single day once I reach financial independence.

The downside is that this week is only a small fraction of time.

It doesn’t offer the full feeling of freedom the way my mini-retirement did.

Unless I reach FI faster than expected, I won’t be free until most people my age are being mouthed off to by their teenagers…

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However, I have a Clear Vision.

A clear vision that helps me understand my definite purpose.

Every morning I look through the window for a reminder of why the sacrifices are worthwhile.

As the mantra of this blog suggests, I’m in pursuit of FI via blogging and dividend investing, and it’s a worthwhile pursuit to me.

Blogging is therapeutic for me because it acts as a venting system to release thoughts and ideas.

After a writing session, I’m better equipped to move forward onto the next worthy challenge.

On the dividend investing side, I enjoy analyzing brands and businesses, and I’m enamoured by the progress orientated nature of building a dividend income business.

[the clear vision] My Transcendent Window Towards Financial Independence

I’ve written about some of the negative reasons for wanting to reach financial independence before, but I haven’t written enough about the positives for my quest.

The primary reason I aspire to become a financially independent blogger is because I enjoy the work.

The dream is not to reach FI, the dream is to switch the work.

Over the past few days, I’ve written and edited new blog posts. I’ve responded to comments and e-mails. And I’ve put in work on marketing and social media.

To put it bluntly, it’s been a mother fucking blast!

Now that the weeks half over, I’ve already been catching myself wishing I didn’t have to go back.

I keep wishing that this lifestyle would become permanent.

I mean, the learning and engagement from the online community is uplifting. Staying at home in my pyjamas is convenient and comfortable. The flexibility to adjust my schedule as I please is beneficial to my health. Having more time to allocate capital is fantastic. The quietness and time to think has been a blessing.

This is my vision and it has become so vivid that it has to happen.

In fact, the sheer awareness of it makes the sacrifices seem like nothing.


I wrote this post to point out the importance of having a specific purpose and ultimate goal.

Knowing your chief aim is the ultimate power.

It’s like having a mentor to support every decision you make, and it’s like having a pillar to fall back on whenever you feel inadequate.

In conclusion, it’s of extreme importance to have an accurate vision of what you want to achieve.

In turn, you’ll gain a motivational launching point, an ability to make sacrifices, and you’ll obtain the ability to endure.

When I look through the transcendent window, I see a financially independent blogger and dividend investor.

By taking the time to reflect and look within yourself, you can obtain a transcendent window of your own.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Questions for the readers: Do you believe it’s important to have a clear vision? Have you mapped out your day to day life once you reach FI?

4 Comment

  1. Glad you are enjoying your week off, Graham. You have the vision, you know what you want, now just make it happen! If other people can make a living doing what you ultimately want to do, you can to! It might not come easy and it may take time, but you will get there if you put forth the effort. I believe in you buddy!

    1. Hey Mr. Defined Sight,

      Thanks for reading and commenting! And thanks for the support! This was one of those posts that I started writing one thing, and it became about something else. You’re right though. It’s been proven that it’s a possibility by others. Although I want to be a full-time blogger, I plan to rely on dividend income more than I plan to rely on blog income. The ability to earn income from blogging is a plus, but it’s most important to me in terms of having a job to do. Blogging is a way for me to do fulfilling work in addition to the dividend investing. But I must admit, it is interesting to see how far you can take blogging through effort. It’s a never-ending challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  2. Totally agree. You need to have a vision to look into the future to see what it would be like to achieve your goals. Many people embark on the journey without knowing or having a clear vision of what the success would look like, it’s like going on a road trip without knowing the destination.

    Everything worthwhile requires sacrifice. There is no shortcut around it.

    Take care
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    1. Thanks for the support and sharing your thoughts, Mr. ATM! I’m glad to hear you agree. It’s true that a lot of people have an idea of what a journey looks like, but lack the full vision. And it’s true that every good thing requires sacrifices. There are no shortcuts, and life is full of trade-offs. Have a great weekend!

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