One of the hardest lessons most people learn is that money is not the answer to all of their problems. Money is not the answer.
Money can’t buy happiness …
Even though having money can …
* Buy companionship but not love
* Buy a house but not a home
* Buy pleasure items but not happiness
* Buy the best healthcare but not health
Money is important so as much that it can easily fulfill our basic necessities in life – shelter, food and clothing. It can give us some peace of mind not having to worry about where our next meal is coming from or how we will be paying our bills. Once these needs are met a person can still be unhappy and unfulfilled.
Previous studies have shown that Americans with a net worth of over $125 million are only slightly happier than average Americans. If money did make people happy, then these people should be euphoric!
Just as money doesn’t bring happiness – neither does success. Many people chase after wealth and success only to find they are no happier or even unhappier than before.
Think about it, if you had your choice between having …
Good health, being extremely attractive, rich, successful and powerful – yet lead an unhappy and lonely life
Being of average looks and health, living from paycheck to paycheck, just struggling to get by – yet you lead a happy life with a family that loves you and an abundance of friends
Which would you choose?
Your answer will tell you just how much money would make you happy.
Money is just an exchange system. We exchange money for things we want. It’s important to remember that money isn’t the only form of exchange. You can exchange services and other products. Just recently I saw an ad in the classifieds “Will exchange my motorcycle for a fishing boat.” We all have items laying around that we no longer use – what can we exchange them for?
You can exchange your hard work and time: for example you could mow someone’s yard for a home cooked meal. You could fix up a house in exchange for rent.
Think about it. Be creative – if you want something, and you don’t have the money for it, ask yourself if there are other ways that you could obtain it – without breaking any laws or going against your morals. Remind yourself that everything is possible.
Once our basic needs are met money gives us the freedom to live life as we choose.
Remember money is not the root of all evil – The love of money is. Don’t worship money and don’t hoard it. Learn that money is a good thing and will be your faithful servant. Be the master of money.
In fact, it’s Not About the Money. And it never has been. I’ve read a lot of books on earning money and hardly any of them even talk about money. Read Think and Grow Rich. It’s not about the money. It’s all about the mind. Hmmm.
There are several books and programs out there that teach you how to get out of debt and build wealth. You owe it to yourself to check out Transforming Debt into Wealth By John Cummuta. This system can help you even if your credit cards are maxed out and you have a huge mortgage to pay off. You can still get rid of all your debt in about five to seven years – and begin rapid wealth-building – without sacrificing the things that matter most to you!