Many of us still believe that money will solve all of our problems. We say to ourselves: ‘If I only had the money, I’d start my own business; I’d go back to school and become an art teacher; or be like Mother Teresa, and spend the rest of my life doing something meaningful.’
We have been raised to strive toward success, and to equate success with a fat bank account. Not so. Money isn’t going to solve our problems. In fact, it often creates more problems than it solves. Ask any big lottery winner. We all think about ways to make money doing the kind of work that we want to do – something fun and exciting, and certainly not what we’re doing now. We yearn to escape the humdrum everyday kind of life and instead, do something that makes us really want to get out of bed every morning.
While many of us money as an excuse for not chasing our dream, success takes a lot more than ready cash. It takes a strong will, perseverance, and, above all, a commitment to the chase. These are the important ingredients, and none of them requires a nickel.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. – Benjamin Franklin