More money will solve my problems and I will be happy… we instinctively know that is not true. However, most of us say it, and believe it will make a big difference in our lives right now.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present… ~ Jim Rohn ~
If a whole heap of cash showed up, how would it change your life?
- Pay off your debts, credit cards and mortgage
- Buy a new car
- Go on that vacation you have been dreaming about
- Pack your bag and get out of Dodge!
- Help your parents
- Give it to a charity
Suddenly you don’t have anymore money problems, no debts, you have a beautiful home and car, and all the trimmings with money in the bank. How long do you think you could stay in this position? You may say… I will never ever, ever get myself into that situation again, I am secure and happy for the first time in my life, and it feels wonderful.
Will money change you?
It is true that many of our day to day financial problems may seem to be solved, or eliminated, it would certainly take a lot of pressure off. Perhaps we may feel more secure and free. At this point we should ask ourselves a few questions:
- Are we still the same person?
- Have we grown as a person?
- Maybe become more generous
- More loving & playful
- Are we truly happy?
- Do we know or have we discovered our why, our purpose in life?
- What really inspires us, do we know?
- Are we more adventurous?
Suddenly coming into money unfortunately doesn’t wave a miraculous wand over us, and make us instantly happy. We may feel relieved that now for the first time we are financially free… the pressure is off. None the less, we are still the same person with the same insecurities, feelings and habits.
Maybe you are a special case…
You may be one of the ones that can hold onto this new found lifestyle. However statistic show that most of us revert back to our original income status, along with the person we really are within a few years. There have been many of studies done with lottery winners and this has been the case.
Maybe solving our money problems isn’t the long term answer to happiness or freedom.
Happiness is a state of mind they say…
It has been stated that happiness is a state of mind and we must choose happiness, if we are to be truly happy long term. What does that mean? In its simplest form it means we need to practice being happy, we should make a habit of it, and become aware of what’s going on in our minds throughout the day. Reading books and meeting people who have achieved not only financial freedom but more importantly happiness.
If you are still of the opinion that money is the answer to happiness and the key in your case, you need to do something about it. The chances of a truck load of money appearing or winning Lotto are unlikely. Why not start a business with a proven track record, and meet people who have achieved both money and happiness, and have learnt that happiness is more important. You can connect with such a community by clicking the banner below.
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