Most of us usually spend our entire lives in the rat race of making money and unknowingly fall into the money trap. Don’t get me wrong, I do not ascribe to the ‘money is evil’ logic at all! In fact I think lack of money is the root of all evil. Money is perhaps the most fantastic resource to have, being rich and making it big in life being the epitome of success. But having experienced both poverty and wealth, from experience I can tell you that if one is focused on making money he/she usually doesn’t make it ever. You need to follow your dreams and channelize your passion. Money will automatically follow. Yes, that’s my secret of being rich and in this article I’m going to tell you 4 concrete reasons for it!
- Reaching your dream can generate money automatically
This point is rarely understood. See, when you have a dream and you go for it forgetting everything else, chances are that you will eventually succeed. Now, when you have a dream and succeed in that, essentially you would be creating value, value for others, and that gives you the scope to generate money. So you need to dream big in order to generate money. Don’t be bogged down by self-doubt. The skills to attain the dream can always be acquired but the point is to change your mindset, dream big and go for it!
- Money comes and goes at the blink of an eye
Sad but true. The hard truth is that money can go as quickly as it comes. So it is always better to be focused on your dream rather than the money per se. What I mean is, your mindset should be tuned towards creating value and not making money. If it’s not that way, then even if you were to win a lottery, yet do not possess the mindset to create value, then the money would drain out pretty soon!
- Money Status does not really mean anything
Yes, your money status is actually useless, to put it bluntly. People do not care about how much money you have. What they care about is how you made it, the impossible feats you have achieved, the kind of person you became, what you did with the money, how much value you created, etc. Simply put – they care about how successful you are. And the definition of real success is not just making money but a whole lot of other factors along with the money part. Hence, just focusing on making money would never make you successful. Achieving your dream can. When Richard Branson comes in, people recognize him and look at him not because of his money but because they are impressed by the number of dreams he has achieved. Long story short, millions of dollars doesn’t necessarily create social status. Social status increases from your obsession with value creation.
- Money does not create happiness or memories
This might sound philosophical but it is definitely one of the most crucial reasons for chasing a dream instead of money. When you see rich people driving fancy cars, living in luxury apartments, does it necessarily tell you that they are happy in life when they go to bed each night? Facebook and Instagram image perceptions often hide many a rich but lonely and unhappy souls. Making money has never and cannot make memories or create happiness. But if you are chasing a dream and focusing on it forgetting everything else, cross all hurdles to achieve it and make lots of money in that process, the feel of achievement, the inner happiness and self-worth of having created value is unimaginable.
So Dream Big. Achieve. Earn. Make Memories. Be Happy – My Mantra. Stop chasing money dude, chase your dream instead!