No one will tell you that money solves all of life’s problems (well, no one with half a brain, at least) but you can’t argue that it does have its advantages. Wealth can bring security to your life and give you the reassurance that you can afford the necessities and even afford to have some fun and follow your passions. Being wealthy is still a huge responsibility and if you don’t spend or invest your money well, it can end up adding more problems and stress into your life. Being responsible with your wealth, however, can make you feel happy and fulfilled at the deepest levels.
Follow Your Passion
Whether you want to start a business, travel the world, or do your part to solve world hunger; money is the access key to getting started. Being wealthy will insure that you have—or can get—the resources necessary to pursue your goals and make your dreams a reality.
Investing your wealth in what you are most passionate about is one of the best ways you can spend your money. This is your wealth and, more importantly, your life. So don’t let anyone else tell you what you should do with it.
Of course, money isn’t the only factor. You also need your fair share of ambition and perseverance. But as a wealthy person, you can be confident that the only thing that can stop you from following your passions is you. So stop making excuses, get out there and follow your passion!
A significant part of being wealthy and successful is ending up with more than you really need—and more than you could realistically spend even after investing in what you are passionate about. As a successful, wealthy individual, there is absolutely no reason to be a penny pincher anymore.
That means you should follow your dreams and make yourself happy but also, help others to follow their dreams. Find a cause you care about and share your wealth. Giving away your money (not all of it, of course, but you get the idea) is not only great for those who you give it to but also for your own wellbeing. The satisfaction that comes with giving affects you at the most spiritual level.
This is not only because it feels good to help others but because it feels good to know that you are wealthy enough that you can help others without having to sacrifice your own comfort. Spending your money on entertainment and hobbies is fun, of course. But if that is all you do with your money, it will quickly lose its appeal. The privilege of watching others thrive and be happy thanks to your generosity is a far more enduring kind of satisfaction.
Having fun is a key part of life. If you have become wealthy and successful, you have likely had to sacrifice a certain amount of enjoyment and wild fun for the sake of sober responsibility and the accumulation of wealth. But now that you have attained that success you worked so hard for, it’s time to let lose a bit and go do the things you have always wanted to do. So go out and buy something you don’t really need or go on a trip purely for pleasure.