There is an obvious reason why the saying, “Money can’t buy you happiness” is thrown around. Most of us would glibly say, “Well, I think it could really help!” And, if you did say that, you would be right. Realizing your dreams about anything will contribute to your happiness. The key is, what are your dreams? Just winning a million dollars won’t really make you happy. If you use that money to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of, well, now we’re talking!
What is that life you dream of? How does it look? How does it feel? How much money do you see yourself earning? Would you feel guilty if you had more money than your friends have? Would you feel angry about having to pay more taxes? If you truly believe in your heart that your talent and hard work are worth $1,000,000 a year, you will consciously and unconsciously work to make it so. The opposite is also true. We do things to subconsciously self-sabotage ourselves if we don’t feel worthy. How you feel about money is really important here. Do you believe money is evil? Do you believe that those who have a lot of money must have done something wrong to get it?
These beliefs or perceptions could be sabotaging your financial dreams. Wealth is not a destructive force. Money is not good or bad. What you do with money – now that is what really counts.
Henry Ford once said, “Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish, or arrogant, or greedy, the money brings it out; that’s all.”
Remember, most of the great discoveries or creations of the world have been the result of someone’s simple need to earn money.