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2. Money isn’t everything.

While money may not be everything, no money is not anything.  Many people hate admitting that money means a lot.  To overcome this love for money, people rationalize with sayings like:

“Money Can’t Buy Happiness”

“Money Can’t Buy Love”

“People Who Love Money Are Selfish”

The list goes on an on.  The fact is, money is not the main objective.  Most successful people know that money leads to financial freedom, and financial freedom leads to happiness, love, and charity.  Most stress comes from tough monetary decisions.  Should I invest in a new car today or do I need to save this money so I can buy groceries for my family at the end of the week?  When you create a financially free life for you and your family, you create a happy, stress-free environment.

Many couples argue over money.  Women love to shop.  Men love their toys (cars, tools, grills, etc.).  Go back through the past month of your life.  How many times during the past month have you argued with a parent, child, spouse, partner, etc. about money?  I’m sure it happens quite often.  Now think about how the past month would be if you removed all of those arguments dealing with money in any way.  Which life do you prefer?

While money may not be everything in life, the ability to live without financial obligations provides a great life for us all.  Money is not the direct cause of happiness, but it is definitely a product of happiness.  Don’t let others put you down if you are money-hungry.  Keep working and stay money conscious to create the life you deserve; free from money troubles, arguments with people you love, and major stress.  Work hard for money now, and make a better life for many people around you.

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8. You’re young; these days are supposed to be carefree and fun.

This message is heard so often in our society.  From parents attempting to live through their children, encouraging their kids to do things they never got to try when they were younger, to collaborative songs by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.  You’re not supposed to have anything tying you down in life when you’re young, no obligations, no responsibility.  

Living carefree and fun means you are living without a purpose.  How can you have fun in life if you have no money, can’t afford your car or phone payments, and you don’t own anything?  

This is the time to work.  The time to grind.  The time to stay up late into the night working on a project, and still have the resilience to bounce up in the morning, have some caffeine and go at it again.  Many take a while to discover who they are at a young age.  Some people mature more quickly than others.  Jump into something.  Get involved.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  By getting involved and exploiting every opportunity you have while you are young, you will have fun.  More importantly, you will learn who you are.  

How are you supposed to know who you are if you continue to float through life on the same, carefree path.  Get out there and do something.  ANYTHING.  You will learn what you like and what you don’t like, the things you value, what is important to you and what you believe.  You’ll meet a ton of people who may prove to be invaluable resources later in your life.  You can’t sit around and use the excuse, “I’m young.  I’m supposed to live a carefree, fun life.”  That is just an EXCUSE.  

Quit fulfilling this misconception.  Don’t use it as an excuse, use it as an opportunity to rise above and get ahead.  Start playing the game called life.  Don’t follow the crowd.  Immerse yourself in something.  And never stop.  Live life to fulfill your potential, to satisfy your purpose.  That is the life worth living and working hard for.