Updated: Nov 8, 2018
I was thinking today about money and limiting beliefs that people have regarding money. One limiting belief that I would like to focus on is:
Money can’t buy happiness.
Many people have succumbed to the limiting belief that money can’t buy happiness and I’m here to debunk that myth.
If you have ever had to look a child in the eye and say, "I'm sorry, but we can't afford...basic necessities, food, clothes, shoes, etc.” then you know that this is one of the worst feelings in the world and is far from bringing you joy or happiness.
Having to speak those words to someone who looks up to you is degrading, demoralizing and breaks you as a parent. In fact, speaking those words begins shaping the minds of your children so that they continue on the very same path. Ask yourself, "Would I ever want my child to have to speak those words as a parent to their children?" I hope that your answer is a very emphatic, "NO!"
Money can’t buy things; but it can buy experiences.
In its most simplistic form, the phrase, “Money can’t buy happiness.” is true; however, in the contextual sense of how most believe, it is false. It can’t buy happiness because happiness is an emotion, a feeling, a vibration; it’s energy.
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy experiences; which in turn, creates an environment that produces happiness.
Did you know that most of the developed world lives 70% of the time in stress? The leading cause, MONEY! Most people will spend their lives living in a stressed state of being more than in a relaxed and tranquil one.
Most divorces occur over financial issues than with any other problems. What kind of outcome do you expect when you and your spouse are constantly concerned with finances, discussing financial problems, and are stressed with having to meet the demands of the basic neccessities for you and your family? Does this generate happiness? Money isn't the reason why people get married or stay together; but unfortunately, it's the reason they get divorced.
When you strive to earn more money, it doesn’t mean that you are becoming a “greedy” person (another limiting belief), it means that you are striving to take control of your life, your family and the legacy that you want to pass on to others.
Have you ever had someone ask you if you would like to go on a trip with them, but you didn’t have the finances to do so? How did that make you feel? Or perhaps, a night out with the guys or ladies, dinner and a movie, drinks, shopping? But again, money was the reason for not being able to do these things? How did you feel? What about a much needed family vacation? A date night? How did you feel?
Let’s talk more practical issues. New tires for the vehicle? Vehicle repairs? Gas to get around (making that $20 get you as far as it can)? School clothes and supplies for the children? Sports uniforms and equipment? Band uniforms? School trips? The list could go on.
Again, think about the emotions you have experienced at any point in your life when money was the reason for not being able to do something that you needed or would like to do. What emotions did you remember? Pain, sadness, depression, stress, anger, anxiety, fear? These don't seem to line up with the definition of happiness to me, do they to you?
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can be a vehicle to increased happiness in your life.
If you have made it this far, the chances are that I have struck a chord that is resonating with you and you are at that point in life where more than one of the above scenarios has happened to you.
What’s next then? First, you need to work on the limiting belief and realizing that money isn’t “the root of all evil” (another limiting belief), it’s a vehicle. And much like a vehicle, it can take you as far or as little as you want to go depending on how you use it. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can be a vehicle to increased happiness in your life. Make a decision today to change your beliefs about money.
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