I have had a chat with a friend today. My friend stated that they hate money.
This is totally the wrong attitude.
Let's discuss why. Money is one thing and one thing only: a tool. Saying you hate money is like saying you hate hammers or wrenches. I like to compare it to a circular saw
. You can build a lot with a circular saw. You can create fantastic works of art or items of great utility like shelving and houses and such. But, just like a circular saw, money can also be used to destroy things. Used improperly, you can even destroy yourself.
Safety first! Learn how to use your tools properly. Money is a tool with teeth.
After explaining the tool concept, my friend revised their statement to "I hate not having the tools I need!"
This is a more accurate statement.
So what do you do? You work with the tools you DO have to eventually get the tools you need. In terms of money, this usually means saving and investing. It can also mean using a small amount of money to create something that you can sell for greater value.
Think about that concept for a bit.
Go on... think. Meditate.
What did you think of? Nothing? You didn't try very hard. Did the word "resume'" come to mind? That is the perfect example! A small amount of money invested in a sheet of paper to sell your services for a greater return! You artists probably thought about selling a picture - invest in some paint and sell a painting. That is another good example.
Hopefully you now understand this very basic concept of "money is a tool". Don't hate money or those with large amounts of it. Don't hate the rich. They are just proficient tool users. That is something to be revered, not shunned.
Also, you will hopefully be more motivated to view money AS a tool, not a goal. I mean, what are you going to do with a shed full of circular saws?
I know exactly what to do. Do you?