LAST week, during a #MakeItHappen Masterclass I was running, one of my delegates said something that effectively silenced the room.
While others were getting themselves tied up over the elusive ‘it’ they were seeking and running the usual conditioned responses about “financial freedom”, “security” and needing to have “enough”, one lady quietly mentioned that she used to work in palliative care, and not once had she heard anyone nearing the end of life say they wished they’d made more money.
It’s true, isn’t it? People might look back and say they wish they’d spent more time with the kids, married that person, enjoyed more of the outdoors, never said those angry words… but when it really matters, when we’re looking back over our lives, will we really be wishing we’d spent more of our time building our cash reserves?
What’s REALLY important to you?
Stop. Breathe. Take time to smell the flowers. Tell that person you love them. Relax. Check in with your authentic self – what do you really want from life? There’s no point in stockpiling cash if it takes you away from all the *really* important things. Family. Friends. Loved ones. The great outdoors. Fun. Spirituality. Helping and encouraging others. Adventure. Whatever it is that floats your boat.
Sure – have ambitions. Sure – have an amazing intention to aim for. Have several. But please, please, know WHY you’re doing it and let it be about more than pound notes.