I know, it’s shocking. I am supposed to tell you “more money, more problems” but I don’t believe that. I believe that money just shows our inside, who we really are, at a higher level. And I don’t say that to judge or point fingers because I’ve been in that situation, I say it to make light on the fact that any insecurities you have left unresolved will show up stronger when more money comes along. It’s also the case for securities, if you have strong good emotions inside, they will show up bigger when getting rich. Let me break it down for you and explain it properly.
Money is the magnifier of emotions
Let’s take a little bit responsibility for our actions, for our own sake. We can’t possibly assume some pieces of paper influence us in any way. That would be an illusion and a lie to try to avoid taking responsibility for our actions. And that will hurt us, because if we don’t see our shortcomings we are doomed to repeat them endlessly and never progress.
The truth is much simpler: money acts as a magnifier to your emotions. If you have fears, insecurities, addictions, tends of depression, these will become amplified after you get rich. If you have joy, love, self-confidence and strong will , these will also be amplified after you get rich. Think about it: people starting from broke and building financial empires, and other people become quickly rich, get in troubles and the next thing you know their bankrupt. What’s the difference? The difference is who they are as a person and how well they’ve progressed.
Is like in life: if you project an insect through a magnifier, you will see a bigger one but not a different one. If you magnify an ant you will see a bigger ant, not a bigger cricket. Make sense? I mean, even the movie Godzilla would have a different outcome if instead of a reptile monster we would have a giant butterfly.
You have to grow with your bankroll
This is one of the most important lessons in money management: make sure you grow with your bankroll. This is very important, because if ignored, it will cost you a lot. We get in life what we deserve, and getting money that we don’t deserve is going to push us losing them fast.
It’s very important that you develop your mindset, your character, and your soul as your bankroll grows bigger and bigger. After all, we don’t care about pieces of paper with presidents on them or digits on our bank statement , we care about what we can do with that money, what emotions can we get out of it.
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For example, if you help somebody with that money, and donate more to charity, help poor people and so on, you will feel more compassionate, more loving, you will feel like your life has a meaning. If you spent it recklessly on luxuries you probably don’t even need you will feel selfish and ungrateful. Not to mention that money can make any addiction a lot deadlier. So, more money means more emotions. But those emotions are controlled by what you do with the money. And what you do with your money is controlled by who you are as a person. Ultimately, who you are as a person is controlled by your decisions: what you decide to do, think and speak.
That’s why I insist on making a point here because it’s so crucial and it will help your entire life if you manage to understand the power of amplifying that money has. Like I said, I made these mistakes myself. First time I got financial success my ego started to grow with it. I thought that I’m the best; that made me stop progressing and lose everything. That was a lesson to be humble, no matter how much money you got on your bankroll.
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Respect the money power instead of fearing it
Ok, now let’s not get scared because “Oh, look at what money can do!”. No, what created the possibility of being hurt by this was NOT knowing or ignoring the value of money. But once you understand it, once you respect it, then you can easily master it.
I know some people prefer not having that much money because it means they don’t have to worry about their little insecurities becoming huge deals. And it’s their personal choice. But if you want to get financial freedom, you HAVE to understand how money works and to grow at a quicker phase than your bankroll. Invest in yourself, educate yourself, feed your soul with acts of compassion and love, cherish more life, travel, explore, spend time with your loved ones and be grateful for what life has to offer.
Our life is the result of who we are. If we want to change our lives, we have to change ourselves first. Bottom line, as we get a bigger bankroll we have to get bigger too as persons, in order to keep it and later on making it even bigger.
In fact, becoming a better person should be a must even if you don’t want more money. If you simply want to improve the quality of your life, relationships and so on, you have to improve yourself.
What is your takeaway from this article? And how will you use that to improve your life? Share it with us in the comments.