There’s a clear reason why people neglect their families to work overtime, spend thousands of dollars a year on lottery tickets and even commit crimes — to have more money. Besides our health and our time, money is one of our most valuable resources and I don’t think too many people would disagree with the fact that having money is essential to living a good life. However, when people try and sell you on why you should make more money they will tell you that you should earn more to save more, invest more and the like and this is true but those aren’t the real reasons that should motivate your income efforts. Today, I’m going to share with you the most raw, real and honest reasons you need to make more money so get your notepad out because class is in session!
Reason #1: To Feel Like You’re Worth A Damn
In a perfect world, your worth as a person would be determined by how thoughtful you are or by how much you enrich the lives of those around you. Unfortunately, this utopic world I just described is not the one we are living in and as such we tend to gauge people’s worth by less dignified means. So, how do we measure other’s success? No, it’s not by how many doors you’ve held open for others or how many volunteer hours you’ve racked up. Your success in the world we live in today is almost purely measured by the amount of money you have.
Now, is this the optimal way that society should assess someone’s worth? Probably not. However, I don’t think you’d disagree that this is the most common metric that we use to judge others and as such it often puts us in positions where we feel a strong need to build our own wealth simply to keep up with others.
I know personally, over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to have seen exponential rises in my income and I will be brutally honest in the fact that it does make me feel good about myself that I earn an above average income. Some people may think of me as being greedy for saying that but there are two important points that go along with this sentiment.
The first is that we both know that society is set up to use financial metrics as a means of gauging success so again while this is likely not the best metric for society to be using, it’s the one we have. As…