Money or lack of it could be a source of anxiety, fear and even shame for many people. Money can also be a source of joy and positivity if you see it from positive perspectives.
However, the first step to seeing money from a positive angle is to cultivate a good feeling about it, have a good working relationship with it and change our thoughts about it.
Here are 10 timeless quotes that can make you feel good about money and their interpretations.
1. Contentment is key to happiness
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. --Epictetus
You must have heard about the economic principle that says human wants are unlimited. In other words, you can never be satisfied with what you have, you'll always want more. But with contentment, you'll be the happiest person on earth.
2. Never be afraid to fail
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – David Feherty.
The fear of failure will always stop you from doing things that will help you achieve your goals. Get rid of this fear and focus on your financial goals. If you don't make it, try again. Never relent!
3. Money comes with work
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.–R. Orben
Nobody makes money staying idle, you've got to work to make money. Like Orben, get motivated to work when you see young and old people around you making money. No one says you can't.
4. Follow your passion, you'll meet success
When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. –Julia Cameron
If you truly follow your passion, success will chase you in a manner you never expected. And while you make your passion your work, make sure you always do the right thing.
5. Wealth is not only tied to academic degree
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. –Jim Rohn
Some of the billionaires we celebrate today are school dropouts. That tells you that success is not only tied to that BSc and HND certificates.
6. There's wisdom in tracking your spending
"The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went."
See, no matter how wealthy you are, you still have to maintain a frugal lifestyle. Hey, no one says you should be stingy but be careful with spending. Have a budget and track or monitor your expenses.
7. Always spend less
Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make. Dave Ramsey.
That's it. Financial stress comes when you spend like there is no tomorrow. Regardless of how much you make, always spend wisely
8. Be positive about what you have
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – #Seneca.
You think you are poor? Nah! You aren't when you compare yourself to that man wants everything but gets little or nothing. Contentment is key to happiness don't forget.
9. You don't have to be a billionaire to be appreciated
Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. –Maya Angelou.
Never the belief that you have to be very rich to be appreciated by people. Follow your passion, sharpen your skills, people will always need, respect and value you when you have what they don't have. It doesn't necessarily have to be money.
10. Money is not everything
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. –Henry Ford.
Money is not everything but it doesn't mean it is not important. However, what Ford is saying is that the only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.