Money, does it truly have the power to change your life?

Or is this simply a myth…..

Let’s pass over to the really rich — how often the occasion they look poor! When they travel abroad they must restrict their baggage, and when haste is necessary, they dismiss their entourage. And those who are in the army, how few of their possessions they can keep…” — Seneca

Unsplash — Freddie Collins

Money, a tangible resource that many use to measure their wealth, status, and believe is the most powerful thing in the world.

Let step back from such ideals for a second and examine how money really affects us.

When you are born and continue to develop into the person you so desire to be, money will cross your path at some point in time. When you are first introduced to it, you most likely will see it as paper which is exchange for things you want or need.

In this very instance money has now become defined as a resource and when its exchanged you are given the things you desire.

This is where things can potentially become dangerous.

If you don’t truly see money as paper that affords you certain pleasantries in life and rather see it as the root to your happiness.

Looking at things from a different point of view, say you have decided on what you want to spend your life doing, your mindset is clear and your focus is solid. To get to where you are trying to go it is necessary to use money to shape the life you are after.

This mindset is different and intentional because you are now thinking and using money as a resource. When you consciously using it this way you don’t fall for the temptation of overconsumption.

This relationship with money clearly highlights how money can help shape one’s life in a positive way, but one must constantly pay close attention to how it is shaping one’s life.

Money doesn’t supply you with the life you desire on its own. It’s the user who shapes the will of this resource into however he or she pleases.

So before thinking money can change your life, status, circumstances or position think about where you want to go and how you will consciously use this resource, rather than letting it us you.

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