Get that pen and notepad and write a list of the things that you need that will really bring you satisfaction and make life generally comfortable. What are the costs attached to these things? While calculating these, ensure you make allowances for variables you can’t control. Also, do not leave out the cost of ‘maximizing your happiness’ and helping others.
Once you have estimated the cost of funding your best life, you need to make SMART goals out of it. In other words, what is required to fund your dream lifestyle? Do you need to have more streams of income? Do you need to switch to a more cost-effective budget? Do you need to diversify your investments?
Figure out what you need to do and get disciplined about achieving each set goal. Remember, only you can and should determine how much money will be enough for you.
Don’t get lost in the maze of wanting ‘more’.
Ponder on George Lorimer’s perspective on money, ‘it is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.’
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