Do you hate Mondays?
Or maybe my question should have been, “Who doesn’t hate Mondays?” Apparently there are a small number of people who actually do NOT hate Mondays.
We work to earn money to pay for and buy the things that we need. Money pays our rent, our mortgage, our insurance, our loans. With money, we can buy clothes, groceries, cars, services etc.
To earn money we have to work even though many of us dislike or hate our jobs. Some of us feel entirely indifferent towards our jobs. We get through Monday to Friday on automatic pilot and only really come alive during the weekend.
We have all been told and most of us firmly believe that money can not buy happiness.
It turns out that this is not true. Money CAN buy happiness:
If we were wrong about money and happiness, maybe we are also wrong about having to work despite hating our jobs?
Some people jump out of bed every Monday morning. I do. I love my job. I didn’ t always feel this way about work. I use to have a very stressful job and it took several cups of strong black coffee to get me out of bed, not only on Mondays, but on most days.
Somewhere along the line, I decided that life was too short, that I did not want to live my life this way anymore. Now, when I am working, I lose track of time. An hour feels like 5 minutes to me. What I do looks easy and effortless because it makes best use of my talents, training and experience. I love equine-assisted experiential learning specifically and personal development in general so much, that I could talk about it the whole day long. My work is a source of intense joy and it gives meaning to my life. I believe in what I do. I feel like I’m making a difference and I do it with all my heart, mind and soul.
Getting here has not been easy, I had to make several painful sacrifices. I was worth it though, a thousand times over.
How about you? Do you also feel that life is too short to spend 5 out of 7 days feeling miserable because your too stressful job does not inspire you?
If so, I can help. Come and spend a few days with us here in the south of France. Or read my book, Secure Your Future.
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9 Replies to “Money can buy Happiness”
Margaretha I wish I could come and spend a few days with you. I too am a firm believer in loving what you do. Like you said life is too short to waste it being stressed out and miserable.
Lovely to hear from you, Mary! If you ever did end up here, be prepared to spend most of your time renovating old furniture!
I work a four day on, two day off schedule … so every six weeks, I get a double whammy when my Monday falls on a Monday.
Interesting schedule…could eventually cure one of the Monday morning allergy.
Half the time I can’t figure out when true Monday actually is!
That I can well imagine! Sorry to hear about your brother, Mark.
Oh, thanks — the latest consultation is later today.
I’ll be thinking of you all.