Have you made money your master? Having enough cash to survive is essential, but how much do you let your financial situation control you?
“Money can’t buy happiness, but neither can poverty.” Leo Rosten, author.
We need money to survive. Food costs money, clothes cost money, the roofs over our heads cost money. I don’t think that anyone could realistically deny its importance in our modern world. More and more families within the Western World are now living below the poverty line, struggling to put enough cash together even to pay the most basic of bills and scrape enough food together to survive. Poverty, it seems, has moved away from purely existing in the developing world to land right on our doorstep.
Both the rich and the poor of the nations in the world have fallen into the same trap when it comes to money, and that trap is a devastating cage of fear.
Think about it. If we don’t have enough money we become terribly afraid of being able to pay our bills, we worry about the bank taking away our house and not being able to afford enough food for the kids. These are realistic fears and can dominate your thinking day and night, stopping you even from sleeping. But what about the other extreme? Often the richest of our society are even greater slaves to the fear of losing their wealth, the worry that their investments could turn sour and the panicked thought of being left with nothing.
In both instances we have made money into a god, giving it complete power over our emotions and our lives.
It’s time to realise that money is a means to an end, not the be all and end all. Until we can put our finance in its proper place then it will always seek to dominate our thinking. By controlling our fears about money, we can look at our situations with an objective eye and start to realise how to make the most of what we do have in our lives.
Rich or poor, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have a healthy relationship with your money. In my eBook I’ll help you to take money down from the pedestal on which you’ve placed it, bringing balance back to your life.