Few reminders –
- Don’t compare yourself with others.
Do not let it become the source of your misery. Someone else will always have a better pay, swankier car, bigger house and so on an so forth.
- Don’t let your material possessions become your identity.
Sometimes we attach too much importance to the car we drive, the house we own, where we go for holidays etc. We start equating material possessions with success. Often we start identifying our own value based on the quality and quantity of our material possessions and take great pleasure in flaunting them. And pretty soon this becomes a spiral – it feeds our ego and pushes us to acquire more and more material possessions. Owning and flaunting your wealth or pricey possessions may give you a temporary high but it isn’t sustainable and eventually results in the downfall of the person.
- Be self aware when your decisions are driven by greed.
Chances are that your common sense has left you and greed has overcome your thinking. You may overlook most of the risks in pursuit of that shiny object feeding your greed. You may get lucky once or twice but remember there are no shortcuts to success. Yes luck may play a role in your success but most of it is your hard work and perseverance.
- Understand that money is important but is it not everything.
There are things that money can’t buy such as your health, the strength of your character, the bonding and love of your family, true friends. That is why is has always been said –
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
when health is lost, something is lost;
when character is lost, all is lost.
Nurture hope and positivity.
Be grateful for what you have in life.
The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for.