We work for money but often the work that we do costs us more than the money we make. Your job may suck the life right out of you. Is money worth it? Your boss may make you crazy. Is money worth it? You may put your life on hold until you get a raise or a bonus. Is money worth it? You may do illegal things, put yourself in harms way and jeopardize everything. Is money worth it?
What are you sacrificing for money? What are you missing out on just for money? What are you prioritizing over money? Is money everything to you? Is it scary, unmanageable and elusive? What is money worth to you?
What you are willing to put up with for money, has nothing to do with money and everything to do with YOU and your beliefs about money. The worth you give it depends on your attitude and your beliefs about it. To simplify it, money is a tool. A hammer is a tool. It’s used to break things and drive a nail. Your relationship to a hammer will inform your attitude about it. Do you feel insecure and scared if you don’t have a hammer? Put differently do you feel insecure and scared if you don’t have the tool you need to do a job? I am willing to bet you don’t think too much about a hammer. It’s just a tool. You either have one or you don’t and if you don’t you simply go get one, a hammer serves a specific purpose in your life and your identity doesn’t change whether you have one or not. Money can also be seen this way. It is also a tool that serves a specific purpose and does not define you.
If you’re struggling with money may I suggest you re-frame the way you look at it. Take away the emotional stuff, remove your personal feelings of worthlessness and look at it for what it is, a tool.