Money or your life Essay

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money or your life

A thought popped in my head as I was half way through the readings for this assignment and
I wanted to share it with you. This is my last class until I graduate. I was supposed to
take this course last semester and I waited because I had a lot going on in my life the
past few months. This class is so much more beneficial to me now because I am in the "real
world" and have been in it for awhile now. If I was to take this class while I was still
going to college I really wouldn't have gotten as much out of it. I think things happen
for a reason and I am glad I'm taking this class now. With that said; I will get on to the
readings…

In chapter 4 of "Your Money or Your Life" the whole concept of how much is enough is very
interesting to me. The idea is finding fulfillment. In order to find fulfillment you need
to find what you are looking for out of life. What are your dreams, what is your purpose
in life? I have always had many dreams throughout my life. I also know that there is a
purpose for me to be here on earth. Yet I still don't know what exactly I want to do
career wise. I am still looking for that exact purpose for me to be here. I strongly feel
that you find this with experience. You need to get out there and experiment, absorb all
the knowledge you get from others and your experiences. On page 121 the author discusses
purpose. I know that I have a purpose in living. The author says that one way to find your
purpose is answering the question, "Why are you doing what you're doing?" I may be a
little confused to make my decisions but there is always a purpose if I dig deep enough.
There is always a meaning for my actions. I have not found that specific career that is a
passionate commitment to me yet. I am determined to discover this mission in life. The
steps the book gave on finding your mission I found it to be motivating and very helpful.
The first one, work with your passion my mother has taught me throughout life. Do what you
love to do and you will lead the happiest life possible. The second step, work with your
pain, is deeper. It is true, if there is something that is causing you pain or has caused
you pain, than it is healing to reach out to those who are experiencing the same pain and
help them. The third step is very realistic, work with what is at hand. I re-worded this
step as, live in the moment. Acknowledge what is going on now, and do what needs to be
done now. Values are very important to me. It is interesting to think about life energy
when purchasing things. A part of financial intelligence is to, "know that if you spend
your life energy on stuff that brings only passing fulfillment and doesn't support your
values, you end up with less life." I have very strong values that I will carry throughout
my life and the essential part of this is keeping my values in tact with all the
distractions life can bring. Your actions represent your values. You have choices
throughout your life and can choose to act however you feel upon any given situation. Your
actions represent you as a person. It is also your responsibility to be accountable for
your actions. I know a lot of this information but it is good to remind yourself of these
things because they will lead to a better, more fulfilling life. I don't think that the
importance of giving is emphasized in our society enough. It is not only important to help
your communities but we also achieve a great deal of happiness by practicing our ability
to give.

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