MONEY VS MEANING

We live in an era where there is a pervasive conflict between pursuing a life filled with a great monetary reward, versus fulfilling a life of purpose. If you are someone who aspires to achieve success in both of these areas, this post is an opportunity to reflect on your ability to accomplish both financial prosperity and a meaningful life.

Alas, there appears to be a completely misconstrued belief that says it is nearly impossible to simultaneously succeed in both areas. However, by taking a moment to reflect, you may begin to notice that many people have flourished in both of these areas. These are the people who have dedicated their time and energy in specific ways – doing what they are deeply passionate and sincerely motivated about.

MONEY AND MEANING

There are countless people in this world who believe they need to relinquish what they deeply desire in order to receive rewarding financial compensation. As such, a common belief is that in order to have a life rich in monetary value and financial security, there is a challenge to do what is personally fulfilling; or it is challenging (some even believe impossible) to authentically live with purpose and fill up the bank account. Either way, these beliefs are in the game of a win-lose.

The ultimate human attribute is the power to create.

WIN-LOSE TO WIN-WIN

How about we shift this mindset to a win-win?

We can satisfy our monetary desire while still fulfilling our life’s purpose. The greatest challenge tends to lie in discovering two things:

  • exactly what our life purpose is, and once we know what it is,
  • how we are going to achieve it.

Centuries ago, and even still in some native communities, money wasn’t and isn’t required as a sole means of exchange. The reciprocity in these communities are exclusively dependent on goods and services. However, most of us reside in a space where we live on a consistent exchange through the medium of money. In this case, financial prosperity is as essential for most of us as air and water.

Following a Path of Thrive requires paying attention to how we are going to do what we love and what serves us with magnificence while simultaneously reaching monetary abundance.

FOLLOWING THE PATH OF THRIVE

What’s important to note here is that life is not about simply surviving, but magnificently thriving. When we are in a space of working towards fulfillment as the success that brings in consistent and supportive funds, we are achieving this thrive.

Following a Path of Thrive requires paying attention to how we are going to do what we love and what serves us with magnificence while simultaneously reaching monetary abundance. To start, this is not necessarily an easy thing to do. There are a few steps that I would suggest to help you discover what could be your way of contributing to yourself, others, and the world in a meaningful way that also gives you the ability to receive money.

HOW TO FOLLOW A PATH OF THRIVE

Here are a few things to do to discover a way to live a prosperous life filled with both money and meaning.

Uncover what it is that you love to do. Notice all of the things that may have brought you an immense amount of joy in your life. Which of these experiences were of great value to both yourself and others?

Contribution is such a vital aspect of unearthing purpose. There are so many things that you have done that have contributed to both your life and the lives of others. Give yourself the opportunity to notice them.

Once you have found the method of contribution that gives you a sense of fulfillment, love, and empowerment in some way, shape or form, it is important to reflect on the wage you need in order to survive. Understand and decide what it means for you to feel comfortable and abundant as this will be helpful to project into the future. Financial abundance may not necessarily come immediately, but with the right mindset and a whole lot of dedicated passion, it will arrive. Sometimes it materializes with more ease than you may believe!

Being transparent, taking this route to fulfillment unquestionably requires patience. Patience is a fundamental tool while cultivating a passion into a form that has established value for others and the world, and funds your wants and needs.

Whether you decide to change your profession and devote your time to your passions, or if you decide to dedicate your time to working so that you can make life better for your loved ones, you have a choice. But you must remember to honor your values and live by the principles that uphold the areas that are most important to you. By spending our time and energy taking action in areas that fulfil our greatest desires, we are more certain of realising our biggest aspirations.

Our best opportunity is to find ways we can support ourselves, while serving others.

THE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

So, what opportunity lays in this for us? This is our chance to discover one or some of our many purposes and how to let them dance in our lives. Our best opportunity is to find ways we can support ourselves, while serving others. It is in this simple act of contribution that allows us to truly thrive.We did it. You can too.