What is More Important than Money?
Many people think it is more important to have money than anything else in life. Is it really important? It is important to a certain point. Yes, we need money to pay bills, rent, mortgage, food, etc. At the end of the day, does it make you happy? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction? Do you feel accomplished?
I am here to tell you from experience, happiness is more important than money. Do you wake up in the morning feeling happy, because you have so much money you don’t know what to do about it? Or do you wake up feeling like you are missing something?
When it comes to money, people get ugly and greedy. Growing up, money was what my mom focused on. My dad got tired of her harassing him for money everyday. Surely enough, their marriage didn’t last. Even after my dad gave her money, she still was not happy.
We need to look into ourselves and really evaluate what we want in life. Does our job give us satisfaction or are you clocking in and out for just a paycheck every two weeks? Do you like your job or it is just another job to you? Do you wake up in the morning and feel happy about going to your job?
8 years ago, I woke up from a repetitive life. I was tired of the repetitive life. I realized I wasn’t happy with my job. Tired of the unnecessary workplace drama. Unlike many people who don’t take action in their lives, I took action.
I know what I wanted and I worked hard to make it happen. Growing up, I was surrounded by negative people and negative parents. Words from their mouth’s hurt and it will always be ingrained in my head.
How did I deal with it?
I turned it all around. People may judge me and say I took the easy way out, but I know I didn’t. I moved out of my parent’s house at 17 when I was able to make it on my own. I wanted to be better for myself and my wellbeing. When I changed careers 6 years ago, I knew it was possible to reach a goal if I put my mind to it. There are things I had to sacrifice, but it all worked out at the end.
Most people see when a married couple have a huge age difference, we automatically assume “gold digger.” In a few cases, they aren’t “gold diggers.” Are they really happy? From what I observed, it is all about money to the “gold digger.” Maybe it makes the “gold digger” happy, but what about the person that is making all the money? And what happens when there is no more money? I’m sure the “gold digger” won’t be happy and will find the next victim to dig gold from them.
What is my point in all of this ramble?
Most people I observe are unhappy with their jobs or lives. We need to do something about it. I don’t believe in taking medications to mask a problem. Medications do not fix an existing problem. Medications only masks the existing problem. We need to find the root of the problem.
When I decided to move thousands of miles away from my hometown, I was unhappy with my job. More so, I was unhappy with my employer. She was verbally and emotionally abusive and a bully. Who would want to stay in that kind of environment? Some people may, but I didn’t because I am a “take action” kind of person.
So why didn’t I look for another job?
I have tried, but being in the field that I was for 15 years, I saw how employers were. Only a very small percentage were not crazy. I didn’t want a repeat of the same thing. I am trying to move away from my past and move forward in my life. I needed a big change. A change where I could start living and really enjoy life.
Before I moved thousands of miles away from my hometown, I worked 6 days a week. I was exhausted by the end of the week. I thought to myself, “What is the point of working if I’m just working to pay bills and a mortgage?” Maybe this is the American Dream for most, but that wasn’t happiness to me.
When I moved away from my hometown, an enormous weight have lifted off my shoulders. I was able to work less, enjoy things outside of work that I normally didn’t during my day off. I took my time to do the little things, such as going to the grocery store or going to the gym.
You are probably thinking,”Eww, you enjoy grocery shopping and going to the gym?”
When you are not rushed or on a time schedule, you really open your eyes and have a new perspective in life. Let go of everything in your mind and try it out yourself. I find it refreshing, especially when I hated doing those things before. Once you don’t see it as a chore, it really is enjoyable.
So I am here and in my journey to change careers again. I am happy with my career now, but something did trigger me to pursue working at home. So what was my trigger? A bunch of FAKE employers. It must be hard to put on a front to people until the true colors slip out. About two months ago, I had called in sick to an employer. I had a migraine the night before, slept it off, then the migraine went away. The next morning, it had come back, so it didn’t make sense to go to work with a migraine. My employer’s response was, “I wish you would had told me last night.” Right there, I realized it was all about money to them and they don’t give a fly about their employees.
I am not a psychic and I had all intentions of going in, but when I got that reply, something had hit me. It was like a “Ahh haa” moment. I got up from my bed, took some pain reliever, went back to bed to get rid of the migraine and started working hard in the process of working from home. I was tired of FAKE employers. I have seen them all. I followed my gut on this particular employer, because I had a bad feeling about him. He gets a sense of satisfaction in making jokes about his employees in front of his clients, but he does it to make himself feel better about himself. In reality, he is a miserable person that puts on a front to everyone.
Waking up late in the morning when I don’t have to go to a 8-5 job makes me happy. Not having to set a schedule to do things allows me to enjoy doing them more. Focusing on the little things we take for granted and rush through on a daily basis makes me happy. The goal of working at home makes me happy. It is a work in progress, but it is completely achievable.
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Ask yourself how much you want this? How much effort will you put into it? If you don’t start, it will never happen. You are reading this because you believe something is more important than money. What is it? I want to hear what is more important to you than money. Please share below.
I believe HAPPINESS is more important than money!
*** True Story
I had an encounter with someone recently. Like most families, if the married couple is not happy, they try to stay together for their kid’s sake. I don’t have kids myself, but most married people with children say, “My kid’s come first.”
How horrible is that?!
To be happy in front of their children, but really unhappy inside for the next how many years or until death do you part?!
This person I encountered wanted to stay in the marriage until her kid’s graduated high school. Now that her kid’s are in college, she is truly doing what makes her happy. She got a divorce, is no longer depressed and really doing well for herself. Sometimes, when we are depressed, we let ourselves go in our health.
For her, she had periodontal disease because she didn’t care about doing the proper oral home care regimen (flossing once a day, brushing twice a day and getting her teeth cleaned every 6 months). She had a poor diet that lead to her gaining weight.
Three months after, she had set her mind to get back to health. It was a complete turnaround. She had lost a lot of weight naturally, by eating better and exercising and her oral home care has greatly improved. When I checked her gum health, she no longer had periodontal disease. Even though I don’t know her well, I did say, “I’m proud of you for doing what makes you happy, because many people don’t do that for themselves. It makes a big difference in life and I can see that in the changes you have made for yourself.” Her reply was, “I stayed strong and set a goal and I stay motivated.”
This shows that being HAPPY is more important than money. Some people stay in a marriage that they’re truly not happy in, but leaving the marriage would cost them more money, so they stay married. Happiness is worth more than any amount of money in the world. You can have all the money in the world, but something is always going to be missing. Is it worth it?
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