If someone said to you that they would give you $1000 to spend in any way you like, but with only one rule, would you listen to what they had to say?
The rule is: you must spend the money on making your dreams come true.
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The trick is, all of us are already playing this game. We might not be getting free money from a stranger off the street, but if we’re managing to earn money, then the same rules apply, don’t they? Except this time, you have a time limit too.
We can spend a portion of our money on unavoidable or necessary costs such as the cost of living, but the rest? We’re free to do whatever we want with it, and unfortunately too much of it gets wasted on things that have nothing to do with our dreams.
Is buying a fancy car your dream? Then buy it. But most people need something more than just stuff, to do something worthwhile.
The next time you’re about to spend a respectable sum of money, or hours/days of your life, ask yourself: is it going to get you closer to your amazing ambition you want to achieve before you die? Or make you a better person or the world a better place?
If it doesn’t then stop.
It’s absolutely vital to pause every now and again to give some thought into what time and money mean to you. Money itself isn’t evil, only greed for it is. It doesn’t make you a bad person if you have a lot of it, it all depends on how you earned it and how you will spend it.
And realizing that you only have a limited amount of time isn’t being melancholic, it’s being mindful of the truth.
Your resources and time are too valuable. Life is too precious. You are too special.
Investing in your dreams is the best money you’ll ever spend.
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