You hear this said in passing comments made between friends. You say this to yourself in the comfort of your own mind. You look at people around you who are “more successful” and seem to have already reached levels where you dream to be at one day. Then you think:
Man, a friend of mine has a business that’s making $20,000/month! How awesome is that? If I ever got to that level I’d just retire and focus on X…
As soon as you start to think and believe this, you have already lost. I say lost, not failed, because failure is a great thing – provided you learn from it. When you lose, you have shut off that dream from ever being realized.
Whatever you would turn to once you “reached your goals” monetarily is what you need to turn to right now. Turn X into $20,000/month business, but realize that in the end, in a truly inspired person, the money is a byproduct of the drive and desire to create.