Pause and reach deep into your memory bank. Think back to a moment you felt pure happiness. A time you felt total peace. A time when all your cares seemed to slip away and you simply breathed in the moment.
I would have to say that mine was probably when my children were born. And I’m not just saying that because moms are supposed to say that sort of thing. They are the three greatest moments of pure joy (and relief) in my life. And guess what? They had nothing to do with money. Money was the last thing on my mind! I imagine your memories are the same. They’re probably not about money, but about personal success, family, relationships, or travel. That is what life should be about!
The best parts of life are in the sweet highlights of just living. Working may not always be your favorite thing. Commuting in traffic is stressful. Paying bills and taxes aren’t the things you’ll remember most at the end of your life. Life is full of beauty and joy, and frankly, money doesn’t need to be the focal point of our existence. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the money you have wisely!
It may be downright overwhelming to dive into your current money situation. But every epic journey begins with a simple, yet bold action. Frodo Baggins left the Shire for the first time in his whole life. Katniss Everdeen volunteered as Tribute. Ruth left her homeland and followed Naomi back to Bethlehem. Esther gathered the courage to speak up to her husband the king. And you are the hero of your own story.
Moving toward a satisfied life can start as early as today. It can start right here, right now, right where you are. You can make a heroic pivot. It starts with a little dreaming, facing some facts, finding your own motivation, and making some pretty big plans.
How will your quest toward satisfaction begin? You can start a journey toward joy-filled living֫—supported by the money you already have.
You’re the hero of your story. Are you ready to take a bold step in the direction of the life you desire?