Can money really be the end- all and be-all of a life of grace and well-being? Can it really solve all of our issues, problems unfulfilled dreams? Whether we define ourselves as wealthy or on the quest to be wealthy, we all have our own personal money mythology.
Those who have wealth say absolutely not and those who aspire to be wealthy feel just the opposite. If only I had more money, life would be good. If I had wealth, I would sleep at night, have a more enriching life, have time for what matters most.
Whether you have wealth or aspire to be wealthy, you still have to know what to do with it so that it becomes an asset that you use wisely for your own goodwill instead of using it to serve a less worthy, less meaningful cause.
It is both my belief and experience that our self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem play a much more significant role in providing a sense of self-satisfaction and well-being than wealth itself. Money myths can be potential pitfalls and barriers to ever realizing that sense of well-being. It’s all in how we choose to use it to reflect who we are and what we value most that is the key to feeling as well as being wealthy.
In the quest to acquire wealth, the journey will be much more satisfying and successful if we learn to use money to reflect our priorities and goals. If our money serves us in that process, we feel wealthy along the way and don’t have to wait until we amass a certain sum to define our life as rich and rewarding.
Likewise, if we have monetary wealth, we will understand how to use it to reflect what’s most meaningful and satisfying. There is really no powerful money myth that provides the key to living a rich or wealthy life of grace and well-being. The reality is that once we have money for security and survival, our sense of well-being and feeling wealthy is not in the money, but in how we choose to use it.