You don’t want to be rich, you want to be happy. Although the media has convinced many that wealth leads to happiness, that’s not always the case. Money can certainly help you achieve your goals, provide for your future, and make life more enjoyable, but merely having the stuff doesn’t guarantee fulfillment.
Whether you feel rich or not its got to do with your mind.
You can have $100 in your bank account and feel like the richest person in the world. How rich you feel comes down to your internal programming. If you practice being grateful, then you’ll find yourself believing that you are already rich. You can have all the money this world has to offer and still feel poor.
Focus on who you can become. Find or create a meaning for your life than money.
Go beyond what society tells you about money. Most of it is a lie. Money will not give you meaning or make you happy. Only you can create happiness and meaning for yourself.
You may believe that once you reach a certain financial target you will be happy and not want more. Example, you may believe that if you made $100,000 a year you will be happy and want no more, but the fact is that nothing is ever enough for us as humans. If you make $100,000 a year why not try a little harder and make $150,000 a year and buy the bigger house and a new luxury car? We always want more and herein lies our weakness and the source of our unhappiness.
My advice is to focus on finding out the meaning of your life. If you can’t figure it out, then create one. Think about who you admire and the meaning they have for their life, and create something similar for yourself. If you want to inspire people, then do it.
If you want to create a business that gives back, then do it.
If you want to write blog posts like this one to help people in life, then do it.