What does money mean to you? How do you see money as? Is making money a primary focus or life mission of yours? One thing you need to do is change your money mindset.
I grew up thinking that making money is the end goal. Be able to buy things, be able to live in a certain area, have a certain lifestyle and status, less worries, and more. As I got older, matured, and lived through life events, my mindset about money and finances changed. Money just isn’t the end goal. Money is just one tool to get to your end goal.
What are your goals? Do you want to get a certain job? Do you want to start a business? Do you want to reach a certain position? Do you want to do more volunteer work? Do you want to invent things? Do you want to go into public service?
Maybe you just want to be rich, stop working, and have an easy life. I had that same mindset and when I look back, that was such an immature, naïve mindset. There’s not an easy way to get rich and over time, your perspective and views will change. Your attitude and priorities about money will be different. I don’t think money is the end-all-be-all goal. Money is a tool to achieve your goals.
There’s no get rich quick method. Those who are rich put in the time and put in the work to get there. And many of them don’t quit work. There isn’t a magic wand; money doesn’t grow on trees; and things won’t happen if you keep wishing it. Testimonials such as “I believe that perseverance, hard work, and commitment lead to success” is just an example that hard work is needed. Put in the time and effort.
After reading a number of stories of those who did retire early and stopped working, most of them weren’t satisfied. There’s so much you can take of the beach, traveling, or other leisure things. It gets boring; it gets old; there’s no purpose. The satisfaction isn’t there.
Life is definitely not easy. Whether you lived 20 years of your life, 30 years, 40, or 50, each decade gets more complicated. If you think that your 20’s was tough, just wait. If you think that your 30’s was tough, just wait. It’s not that life gets worse, life just happens. Don’t have the mindset that money will make life easy. Change your mindset to use money as a tool or resources to reach your purpose. If you find that purpose, you’re going to feel that work isn’t really work.
Use your money to learn a career path. Use your money to invest. Use your money to start a business. Use your money to pay off debt. Use your money to give back. Use your money to help you learn a new skill. I’ve reached a number of financial milestones in my life and I didn’t stop there. I kept going, kept growing, kept learning…because goals will changes, your outlook in life will change, your purpose will change. Bottom line, life happens.
Focus on your goals that will help you succeed. The financial benefits will inherently come. Money shouldn’t be your end goal. It should be a tool to reach your end goal. Have a purpose, establish your goals, and let money be a tool to get you there. If you are interested in following my journey, email subscribe to get alerts of latest posts or follow me on Facebook.