6 - Mind Over Money Series

Money is Simply a Tool to Help You Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose

money is simply a tool

We have covered some concepts that money is an idea, what true wealth is and even some issues about limiting factors in your life regarding money. Moving forward, we are going to have you maybe look at money from a different perspective. What if acquiring a lot of money was not the end game?

Let’s think about this for a moment, shall we? As I stated before, if money was never an issue, because we lived in a world where you could be what you desired to be as a person, live anywhere, have anything, achieve what you created in your mind, then money would not be necessary. Am I correct? If money was not needed to get all your aspirations in life fulfilled, then you would not pursue it! That is just logical sense.

Think about if you received miraculously $1 million. What would you do with it? You would just keep it all in a bank correct because you think that money is the end game? No of course not! You would probably invest some of it for future growth, to affect your future happiness. You would most likely start buying the things in life that you feel will make you happy! Am I not correct?

So I am going to have you look at money from a slightly different perspective. Why not look at money as simply a tool that is there only to help you fulfill your life’s purpose? Let me say that again.

Money is simply a tool to help you fulfill your life’s purpose!

Think of any other possession you have that would be considered a tool. Saws help you cut things. Washers and Dryers help you clean your clothes. Reliable vehicles help you get from point A to point B with ease and safety. Places to live in a house or apartment are simply tools to help you meet your basic survival needs of shelter, but also if planned right increase your creature comfort as well. Computers, cell phones, laptops are in our lives to make life more efficient. These are all tools that simply help you achieve a goal or solve a problem.

At issue are some very important concepts regarding tools. The user manuals do not make you an expert tool handler. Only by proper use can we become experts in handling tools for our benefit.

All tools need proper care and maintenance to work properly. If handled properly, they are a blessing. If handled improperly, they are a curse and can become burdensome.

So it is with money.

Money is simply a tool and if you started looking at the money this way, you will get less stressed over money. You need to become an expert at handling this tool for your benefit. It really is that simple! The first thing you need to know is what it is that this tool called money is supposed to do for you.

money is just a tool

Unless you have taken the time to truly figure out what is your purpose in life, and what it is that you desire to accomplish, money will be a burden to you. If you have not taken this step, you are then handling money to accomplish that which you have no idea about! This is a waste of time! You will need to take time out of your life and create your life by design.

You need to chart your life’s course out.

This starts by clearing your mind out of all the unnecessary junk that has been accumulated over the years and get rid of it. This will take some time, but it is worthwhile.

You are the most important person in this one and only life, so get with the business of you!

It would be nice if the money came with a warning that said: “Use of this tool should only be done by people with clear minds, clear understandings and clear principles of their life’s ambitions.” Of course, it does not, so people start using it with no clear understanding that money is only a tool.

The result of mishandling this wonderful tool called money is many times a shattered life, bankruptcy, unmanageable debt, negatively impacted relationships and so forth.

If your focus was always on your life’s purpose and how money as a tool helps you accomplish it, then this tool will help you with even the toughest of financial storms and relationship issues. So let’s get back on track with some salient points from your perspective:

  • Money is simply a tool to help me accomplish in life my desires towards the life I have previously created by design!
  • If I have not created this life by my own design, then handling money will most likely be misused by me!
  • Money can be a blessing or a cursing, same as fire or electricity. No other explanation needed!
  • Money as a tool is not the end game, it is the facilitator to help me reach my end game of a fulfilled life full of happiness and blessing!
  • I need to have my mind clear of all muddled thinking, to unleash my creative potential in life!
  • Learning how to properly handle this tool is a lifelong endeavor as I use it to implement my created designs!

These are just a few of the concepts around using money as a tool. As you ponder this maybe you will start to understand even more ideas and approaches in using money as simply a tool for your benefit!

BA in Accountancy, he entered the entrepreneurial world by starting his first online marketing business in 2004. He is passionate about personal finance, self-development, the stock market, and a digital marketing addict. He strongly believes that financial knowledge combined with self-discipline is the key to achieving financial freedom.  He is also an avid golfer and a 15 handicapper.

    Moneylogue articles delivered straight to your inbox