Are You in It Just for the Bucks?
If you live for money, it’s time to get a life. The truth is, many people are actually poor because the only thing they have is money. Are you in it just for the bucks?
Are you willing to sacrifice your dreams for more money? Some folks justify continuing in a miserable job situation by acknowledging that they’re well compensated. People who live a life of purpose wake up each morning excited to pursue their dreams and make a difference. — Money can’t guarantee that.
Are you willing to compromise your honor for more money? Some people make money by being ruthless or doing unscrupulous things. People with a clear conscience have core beliefs and values that influence their decisions, shape their day-to-day actions, and determine their short- and long-term priorities. The result is that they spend more time listening to their inner voice. –– Chances are, they sleep well at night.
Are you willing to squander your happiness for more bucks? Some folks don’t understand the meaning of enough. They think the grass is always greener on their neighbor’s side of the fence. Others understand the difference between wanting and needing. As the Yiddish proverb says, “The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” — Nowhere in the proverb is the word money mentioned.
Are you willing to forgo relationships for more money? Think about “the takers.” You know them. They measure every action by how much they will personally benefit, while “the givers” do things without expectation of personal gain. — Which are you?
Are you willing to compromise quality of life for more money? Some people eye a prize without considering the sacrifices required to achieve it. Success has its own trade-offs. It may demand long hours, time away from family, or a significant financial commitment. The key is to understand the requirements for success before embarking on your journey. — Choose wisely.
Are you willing to forgo peace of mind for more bucks? There are those who feel that happiness lies in having more. As a consequence, they set very high expectations and are constantly worried and stressed out. — Do you call that happiness?
Are you willing to miss out on life for more money? Some people don’t take time to smell the roses. They’re so busy making money that they don’t have the time to enjoy it. It’s important to focus on the journey as well the destination. — There’s no dress rehearsal in life.
Are you willing to cash in your personal dignity for more money? Some folks are consumed with seeking the approval of others. The most important person to satisfy, however, is you. It’s your life. So do your best. Be your own person. And remember, you’re not finished until you do yourself proud.
I’m not saying that money isn’t important, but it is important to keep money in perspective. Do you spend more money satisfying your desires than fulfilling your needs? Do you let money dictate your activities, affect your relationships, and consume your thoughts? Is money a constant cause of anxiety and a source of stress? If you answer “yes” to these questions, have you become a slave to your money? Are you in it just for the bucks?
Are You in It Just for the Bucks?
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