Without work there can be no true play. For most people this is true.
Sure you can walk in a park or along the ocean for free. Want to learn to play tennis? It costs money to hire a coach. Feel like traveling the world? Money is needed to do that! Want to become proficient in a fine art form? Classes will cost you.
The fact is that money is a tool. And as a tool it can be used to facilitate the life we want. But before you bristle when I talk about money being a necessary tool consider this.
I had a goal to visit all seven continents. That takes money. With six out of seven continents visited, I looked at a map, saw just how far of a flight it was from the United States to Australia and thought to myself, “Why don’t I just treat myself to a business class seat?” Sure it would be expensive. With a total travel time was 25 hours each way, why not choose to spend some of my hard-earned money on this special ticket for a trip of a lifetime?
I know a couple who live on the East Coast and have grown children living on the West Coast. The wife has a disability that makes traveling in coach class somewhat challenging. So in our work together I suggested they consider buying first-class tickets to get to the West Coast so they could see their kids and grandkids. It was something they could afford but not normally a purchase they would choose. In this instance paying for comfort and space enabled them to enjoy more of the life they so desired.
It’s easy to think of this notion as a bit of snobbery. Truly, it isn’t. When we have a plan for a play life that runs tandem with our work life we get to choose how we want to spend our hard earned dollars and through that choice-making process we place a value on things that matter to us. Money is just the tool that allows us to do this.
I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it, “Work is the wild card that makes the impossible, possible”. You work. Why? Ultimately it is to earn money. And once your most basic needs are assured and saved for you can begin to reap the fruits of your labor and ensure you live a life that fulfills your dreams.
I’m not advocating wanton spending or senseless luxury, but expand your thinking. Enjoy your money and use this tool to great advantage.
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