They say that money can’t buy happiness. Perhaps. But there is one thing it can definitely buy: convenience.
And in the end, isn’t this why we work hard and long anyway? Most people say they want “freedom,” but if forced to be more specific, the word ‘convenience‘ would be an important part of that definition. After all, doesn’t freedom mean doing what we want, when we want?
That, my friend, is also known as convenience.
Think about it… we work hard so we can eventually purchase the plane ticket that suits our schedule even though it’s a little more expensive. We want to make enough money so we can ‘top-up’ at the conveniently located gas station instead of cutting across three lanes of traffic and circling the entire block to save 4 cents per gallon. We want the opportunity to purchase a cocktail guilt-free at a bar on the beach instead of visiting the grocery store and laboring to create it. These are completely valid desires, but sometimes tough to follow through on when the money was earned through years of extreme frugality and sacrifice.
But remember, there is little point in accumulating money that isn’t brightening our soul and lightening our load in some way.
Sure, life is a delicate balance of work and play, however, one of the obvious benefits of working hard is earning the right to take a few well deserved steps down easy street.
Be a Maverick,
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