Why Do So Many People Fall Into the Trap of a Financial-Free Narrative
Find your why, and you’ll find your way.
Everyone wants to feel free from the money trap.
Having bills to pay every month of the year is a pain in the ass.
It would be so good not to rely on paying bills and not living constantly worried about our finances.
It would also be good to skip winter, but we must always be content with its four seasons. That’s the way things are.
We shouldn’t spend too much time revolted by this state of affairs.
The world around us has specific immutable rules. Seasons and money are some of those immutable rules.
One day, a world-renowned speaker named Jim Rohn was at a conference when he was approached by an admirer, who complained that bad things were always happening to her.
Rohn responded: You know, usually these kind of things always happen to people like you!
Then he explained to her that bad things happen to all sorts of people. But, like winter coming every year, enabling us to avoid it, so do many other stuff happen outside our control.
That’s just the way things are.
If we disagree with the way things happen on our planet, there is only one solution: going to another planet.
The best way to understand the concept of money is by constantly asking WHY.
Why do I need money?
Why do some people earn vast amounts of money and others don’t?
Why do people use money so accurately and others don’t?
Why do I react so badly when I don’t earn enough money to pay my bills?
Why can’t I succeed in the art of earning money?
I could stay here all day asking why questions. But, the truth is that this exercise is perfect for you to understand what is your genuine relationship with money.
And understanding your why, you’ll answer any questions about your financial education and your concept of wealth.
More than that, you’ll find the purpose of your life and your concept of freedom and time.
Because, in some form, money is time and energy.
The way you spend your time affects your financial journey. But to spend time, you need energy.
So, your energy is your time. And the way you manage your time translates into various forms of earning money.
Does this make sense to you?
Most people can’t create wealth or value and therefore be financially rewarded.
I’ve been trying to develop ways to keep myself worry-free about the burden of bills to pay for almost 20 years. But it’s not easy.
I have real estate giving me passive income. I also have a portfolio of stocks that I hope one day can compound and add a small pie to my retirement. And I’m also one more time trying to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Growing money in our savings account is not easy; it requires risk and courage.
Otherwise, we will always work for someone, and therefore, we will always be conditioned to what value the market pays for us.
But more important than knowing how we can put money working for us is realizing what kind of life makes us happy.
Many people don’t even ask the most critical question: what do I want to do with my life?
- I want to live in a simple apartment but have money to travel
- I want to have a house with a pool, three kids, and have dinner with friends every weekend
- I want to travel the world, and I’m content with just having a floor to lie on and food to feed me
- I want to belong to an NGO and help the world to be a better place to live
- I want to follow my father’s footsteps and become a successful businessman
- I want to go vegan and open a YouTube channel to get the message across.
Each person lives in their context and ecosystem, so much so we have different ways to value money.
So, feeding the narrative of financial freedom as a one-way road is profoundly misleading.
Some people live on so little and are incredibly happy. But on the other hand, most people are not satisfied with a simple form of living and look for their happiness in luxury.
The concept of financial freedom starts with $1 a day and ends at infinity. Of course, this is a simple analogy, but it is essential to realize that to discover what financial freedom is all about, we must find the path of our journey as human beings and understand our purpose.
Not conditioning ourselves to what others want us to be, but having the courage to discover what genuinely makes us happy.
Only under these conditions can we have the genuine concept of financial freedom, and in that context, we can plan our goals to manage time, save energy, and handle money.
This article is for informational purposes only, it should not be considered Financial or Legal Advice. Consult a financial professional before making any major financial decisions.
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