…and that’s all it solves.
If you’re broke, money helps.
It’ll buy you food, put a roof over your head and clothes on your back. Shoes on your feet. Gas in your car.
Money isn’t a magic potion that makes life perfect. It won’t make you happy. It won’t buy you friends … not the type of friends you want. Money won’t keep you from dying.
A lot of people think money is the answer to all of their problems. As if having money would change who they are. If they had money, then they’d do all the things they’re only able to dream of doing.
Money isn’t the answer. And money doesn’t change who you are, it only exposes and amplifies who you are. Good or bad. If you had money, you might do some of the things you dream of doing…
Maybe you’d take that trip to Ireland you’ve been talking about your entire life. Or maybe you wouldn’t. Actions express priorities. If something is important to you, you’ll make it happen. If it’s not important, you’ll make an excuse.
And what better excuse than money?
It’s easy to tell yourself that [insert your dream here] is too expensive. You look at your bank account and you’re not even sure how you’re going to make it until next payday without starving.
If only you had more money … then you’d be able.
How long have you been telling yourself the same story?
What if you’d saved just $50 a month for all those years? How much could you have saved? If instead of buying that outfit that’s hanging in your closet with the tags still attached, you’d put that money towards your dream?
The truth is, your dreams don’t really matter to you. The shit you spend your money on … those things are what your care about the most. What you say you care about isn’t important.
But how you spend your money…
That’s the action that expresses your priorities.
thanks for the great post, I am a firm believer that money should not stop anyone from doing anything but as I am dreaming of studying abroad, I am beat down by classes and my job, your post was a nice kick in the butt :P