Many people follow what financial experts say: Invest in cryptocurrency, accrue assets, find different sources of income, financial freedom, and on and on.
I don’t say that it’s bad. But I’m skeptical. I find it deceiving. It makes us think that if we’re not following them, we’re not being wise, or worse we’re living life wrong.
I don’t know. I’m probably the worst person when it comes to finances. So don’t trust me.
There’s one thing I know, though, which is universal:
What works for one person or a group of people doesn’t mean will work for every individual.
Just because many people find crycptocurrencies helpful doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. And just because many people find real-estate investments beneficial doesn’t mean it’ll work for everyone, too.
Same principle applies to different aspects of life.
For example, many people think that in order to succeed in life, they should get super rich. So they do everything to earn profit and increase their income. Because, what is life without millions?
On the other hand, there are people who do the opposite — they prefer a simple life. They grow their own food. They live with less. They’re content with what they have.
I’m probably in between of the spectrum, but for most I prefer simple living.
But again, this doesn’t mean that the life I wanted for myself or the life they wanted for themselves will work for everyone.
Notice a pattern here?
The way we think contributes a lot on how we live our lives.
If we think the only way to be happy or successful is to get super rich, own properties, and become famous, then it’s likely that we’ll live our lives in accordance with that.
If we think that minimalism or simplicity is the way to be happy or successful, then it’s likely that we’ll live life in accordance with that, too.
What we’re experiencing or pursuing right now is the result of our thoughts — the way we think.
We may not notice it, but our thoughts likely become our actions. Our actions, then, become results.
If we’re not satisfied with the results, then it’s probably the way we think is incongruent with who we really are and what we truly want.
To change the results, we must first change the way we think.
Maybe you don’t have enough money to fund your passions, try changing the way you think (or feel) about money. You might be surprised seeing yourself looking for extra income.
Or maybe you do have a lot of money but don’t have time to pursue arts, change your pre-conceived notion about the arts.
A little tweak can go a long way.