Achieve a Fulfilling Life Without Lots of Money
There seems to be a common misconception that winning the lottery or landing a six figure income job will suddenly solve all of our problems. Of course having enough money to not have to worry about bills and still be able to splurge is nice, but realizing money isn’t the root of happiness is a good start. There are several things you can do to achieve a fulfilling life without lots of money.
Create a Fulfilling Social Life and Relationships
Socializing and finding your ideal relationship doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. If you think that you have to drive a nice car and constantly put others’ drinks on your tab to impress and attract them, odds are they aren’t your true friends. And who wants fake friends? Instead, work on becoming a fun-loving, interesting, educated and confident person who is enjoyable to be around because of your zeal for life. That is a surefire way to attract genuine friends and create fulfilling relationships.
Scott at Life-timelearner.com says, “Our behavior and personality is malleable if we choose to accept the challenge of shaping it.”
Never Have to Work
Well, unless you’re Prince William and Kate’s royal baby you will probably have to work for a living, but as the old Confucius quote states, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Search for a career in something you’re already passionate about and what you’d do even if you didn’t have to work, or start building a side business that can grow into a full time career.
Nowadays there are so many resourceful ways to inexpensively travel the world. Of course you will have to have a good amount of money saved up before you fly off on an adventure, but if you plan accordingly and take advantage of every opportunity there is no need to be a millionaire to see the world and check destinations like Paris and Italy off of your bucket list.
Make an Impact
There are several other ways to make an impact besides simply donating. Taking a more hand-on approach to making an impact in the lives of others provides a more fulfilling gratification. Donate your time by volunteering, starting an organization you’re passionate about or joining an already existing organization with the same purpose and goal you’d like to work toward. You don’t have to wait for “one day” to start making an impact, you can start today.
Buy Nice Things
You do need money to buy nice things, but again, if you’re resourceful you will not have to spend that crazy number you might have in your head. Nice things can be acquired over time. Learning how to budget for your goal, knowing when the best time to buy is and being a smart shopper are how to attain nice things without lots of money. Also “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” so don’t be afraid to enjoy a little thrift shopping, you’d be surprised at what you can find.