Your sense of integrity begins to wane
If you had any to begin with.
Here I am referring to the type of individual who will slice and dice their values and beliefs in order to acquire some moolah.
Money changes people, mostly not for the right reasons.
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A great example to illustrate this, would be all those individuals who enroll into those bogus ‘Internet Marketing’ and ‘make money online’ opportunities.
These websites and programs are designed to reel in people who have no real business acumen and aren’t willing to build any.
They aren’t willing to put in the work, yet expect push-button solutions that promises to generate 5 figures a week.
Of course not all of these programs are useless, however.
Someone who would never steal money, cheat in exams, or deceive their closest friends and family in order to benefit themselves emotionally or materialistically, has been sold a dream.
One that endorses the use of unethical methods to get their website, product or service in front of others.
This is just one outlet of the many examples out there, where people will throw away everything they stand for just to have more money.
You begin to neglect your physical and mental well-being
Something I’m sure we’ve all noticed in those who have access to copious amounts of money.
Especially for celebrities (though in their case it is the fame they fail to control.).
However they’re not the only ones at fault.
This problem is aimed more at the people who work many hours without taking any proper rest.
I personally see no benefit earning $150,000 annually, if I don’t have a lot of time to recuperate, recover and most importantly have fun.
I believe people should study a subject at college that provides some financial potential.
However, we also need to be mindful about the amount of time you’ll invest once you’re physically in that specific role.
Having a job that pays exceedingly well is useless if you’re having appointments with your GP every week, due to the prolonged fatigue and work-related stress.
I’m a strong advocate of chasing money if you need it to achieve a specific, usually time-related goal or dream.
Just make sure you don’t let it take over your life and completely consume you.
What happens may be dependent on your goals and intentions
There are two sides to every coin.
In my opinion the way you interpret a problem or an idea, contributes heavily towards how you feel and interact, when faced with that specific problem or ideology.
Whilst I don’t believe entirely in superstitions and the idea that the universe responds favourably to those who do good deeds, the manner that of which you chase money may have an effect in the long-term.
The universe doesn’t discriminate, it only rewards action.
Whether it is considered good or bad, is none of its concern.
Using my business as an example.
My goal to create an organisation that teaches life skills as described by the World Health Organisation through the idea of a balanced life.
Great intentions right?
However, as with any venture, I need money to achieve this goal and it is indeed something that I will have to chase to a particular extent.
Moreover, the best thing about the type of work I do is how it makes me feel.
Every day, I feel alive and invigorated to make positive changes not only in my life, but in the lives of every individual who visits my website.
So maybe the idea that money runs away from you when you chase it is not entirely correct, rather it is how your goals and ambitions make you feel, on a day-to-day basis that determines not only the amount of money you receive but most importantly, the quality of money you receive.
Share your story with us.
Have you ever tried to chase money, even temporarily?
What was the outcome?
And what advice do you have for those who currently put money as the focal point of their goals today?