A muse is someone or something that inspires you. It can be a person (i.e. mentor), or persons (i.e. your children), an idea (i.e. a vision of the future you) or a dream you have. A muse draws out of you your inner genius and passion. We all have the capacity for genius but, for most, it remains dormant most of our lives.
The few who find their muse go on to achieve great things in life.
I had two muses. In order of priority, they were:
- My Children – I felt that it was my personal responsibility to tee my children up for success in life. So, I was committed that each one of my children go to college. I also taught them the Rich Habits, as I learned them from my Rich Habits Study. My children inspired me to do certain things in life that gave me the financial resources to give them a leg up in life.
- JC Jobs – JC was the main character in three of my books (Rich Habits, Rich Kids and Effort-Less Wealth). JC represented the ideal, future version of me. All of his amazing character traits, his work ethic, his unbridled optimism, became for me ideals to pursue. JC represented to me, my destination.
Do you have a muse? If you don’t, I suggest you get one. Give it some thought. A lot of thought. It’s important. Your muse will lift you up. Your muse will inspire you. Your muse will draw out of you your inner genius. Your muse will transform you from ordinary to extraordinary.