It’s true. Budgeting can help you make a greater contribution.
I’m a huge believer in what Ted Kennedy had to say when he said, “You’re happiest in life when you’re making the greatest contribution.”
When you’re worried about money – about being able to pay your bills, being able to cover yourself in an emergency, pay your staff or contractors, pay your taxes – then it’s pretty hard to make any real contribution.
To make a contribution you need to be relaxed enough to be creative. That is, if you want to be able to tackle bigger problems in the world than just being able to put a roof over your head or keep your creditors at bay.
If you’re busy fighting fires and ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ – you’re not able to make a contribution to society. You’re just in survival mode. And how can you be happy when you’re just in survival mode?
You actually owe it to the world to get your finances in order – right now – so that you can then make a contribution – and be happy.
What contribution do YOU want to make to the world? If you weren’t always thinking about how you can get ahead – and actually could finally get ahead – what difference would you set out to make?
One of my passions, and something Bright Spenders supports, is to help educate, and therefore empower, women across the globe. According to the UN Global Goals, if we empower women we have a lower birth rate. And if we have a lower birth rate, we make far less of an environmental impact and its devastating effects.
How would you love to make a dent in the universe? What could you contribute to the world that would in turn make you really happy?
Here’s some great further reading to help you get your finances on track…
Learn about the easiest and best way to budget your money over here.