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Extrinsic vs intrinsic fulfillment

I like money. From the time I was little, having money was a goal of mine. But not because I’m necessarily materialistic and crave the finest clothes and drink the finest wines or drive the finest cars…that stuff doesn’t interest me. I want the money because life’s adventures are expensive. There are things I want to do and experiences I want to have and differences I want to make and that takes money! The thing is though, is that I’m not willing to settle for “good enough” in my career just to accomplish that financial goal. I mean really, if I have ambitious travel goals and ambitious benevolency goals, why wouldn’t I accomplish those things using the spoils from my ambitious financial goals?

We had a conversation about something similar tonight – a friend who’s making lots of money and learning many things is not satisfied or fulfilled through his job. So what’s the pay-off? Stay with the job because it affords you the financial life you’ve become accustomed to but are too miserable to enjoy it? Not likely! If you’re going to be making the money, at least make it doing something you like and are passionate about so at the end of the day you’re still passionate enough about life to go out and live it.

Ha…look at me all up on my soapbox today! But it’s true…took me long enough but I made the move two months ago. Am I rolling in riches? Absolutely not. Do I plan to be? Absolutely. And clich├ęd as it is, this financial dip I’m in at the minute is definitely going to be worth the climb up the other side.

P.S. 3 of 365 – must keep track or I’ll lose count.

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