This is a subject that comes up many times in my practice. Many of my clients have been through drastic swings in their finances as many of you have most likely experienced.
Some have gone from literally having a million dollars or more in their portfolio to less than $100,000. That is quite a swing, isn’t it? It’s always interesting for others to read this coming from their perspective and think, “I’d be so grateful if I had $100,000.” And perspective is the key to much that we will talk about here.
To some that would be enough money to not have to worry on a daily basis about how to pay their electric bill or put food on the table. For others that come from having had an affluent lifestyle to one that they feel is almost poverty level, the difference is substantial. They have great fears that they will never be able to retire, travel or live in the same kind of lifestyle they had come to enjoy.
So the question may be, “Why are there not lasting changes financially for people in a lifetime?” The answer may be that gaining a different perspective can be an enlightening experience! Perhaps it can provide clarity of thought to the gesture of showing gratitude NO MATTER what level of their income is at the time.
Incomes fluctuate greatly. They go up and down dependent on the economy, your health, position in life and career. If you are at a constant state of anxiety or worry about your finances, it is difficult to find peace and joy in this lifetime. When you are in a place of gratitude for all your financial situations knowing that it is for a specific reason, then peace and joy can follow your financial path as well.
Again it is your choice on how to handle any and all of these changes. If you are one of the ones to have actually had a lasting positive change in your finances, congratulations! If not, know that you WILL be there again!
I’ve had a saying my whole life, “Money comes and money goes, but joy can remain within you no matter what!”
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