Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Money becomes one of biggest quarter life crisis' problems. Everyone seems complaining about how hard to save extra money every month (I've been silently observing you guys in the past few weeks). You guys were making me confused, why is it so hard to save money? I saw you spent money for (in my point of view) unnecessary things. As for me, saving money is my number one priority every month...because I HAVE HAD PLANS need to be accomplished within a certain period.
But then I realised, it is not like I've got more money compared to other people I observed, but it's the money mindset I've got that makes me way easier to save money.
First of all, I don't think money is hard to get...at least since a couple months ago after I resigned and fully jumped into entrepreneurial-life. Money flows into my life easily, everything seems supporting me chasing my dreams. Oh yas, baby..."when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.". Everyone talks about this "Universe Conspiracy" on the internet but they ironically complain about life and money a lot. Do you guys even understand how to practice this theory? Complaining is such a desperation energy that is contrary with Universe Conspiracy that you've been talking a lot, darling :)
It's not like I become super rich and can get everything I possibly could in this world. But the life gives me what I truly need at the moment and it will get upgraded along the way while I'm preparing myself to get something bigger. Because:
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much." - Luke 16:10
Once my father told me, "luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." . Which I find relatable, especially in the case of money. You will get more when you're more prepared. If you're still blaming other people or situation, it is just a sign that you're not ready to gain more just yet. You will be more ready when all you see is the opportunity to grow.
Put the money aside for just a moment and let's focus on what you already got in hands. You got time, skills, a job despite you hate it (but it's a positive thing still, no?), your love of your life, dreams, hopes, ideas, and the most important thing...yourself. You are yourself.
Put all of your attention to those things and try to invest more positivity in there.
And now let's talk about investment. I don't want to talk about investment in a form of money or material asset. Those things are useless when we haven't put enough investment in other life aspects. Imagine the investment as an energy. We choose what we want to invest into our other life-aspects. When we put our attention to our skill development instead of focus on gossips we heard, we put an investment in something will surely grow whilst focus on stupid gossips that do not even affect our lives is like throwing our money into a garbage.
Always look for the bright sides is a primary way to find out your investment opportunity. I also apply this pattern into my money mindset to find business opportunity.
The pattern we use in daily life also determines our money pattern. So, I'd like to tell my personal key mindset in achieving my current money pattern (it might change as my life grows and I believe this is such a good point to start with):
Focus on things already in hands first.
You are your best asset. No one can be you.
Be a dreamer, transform those dreams into a plan. Always have a dream book where you write down every idea you've got in head. Think like you already have them or surely will have them. Use that energy to create your intentions. Set your own timeline and stick to your personal deadline.
Forget about the money, mind the energy. And yes, money is one of the energies we need but it's not the only one.
You are the mastermind of your own life. Don't deify something you should master. You should not chase something that should come by itself to you. Just let it come. Don't chase.
Just like the energy, money will come and go. Purpose comes first, don't save money just to save money. Help the Universe understanding what to conspire in your life. If you don't have purpose, nothing to help by the Universe.
Once you find your purpose, Universe Conspiracy will come to your life in so many ways. Sometimes it's too weird and magical to be true, and sometimes it sucks. The key is to always look for the bright side. Use every opportunity you've got to grow. I believe, shitty things come to train and make us grow.
"...But as the time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realise their destiny [purpose]. It's a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realise your destiny. It prepares your spirit and your will."
P.S. When you're choosing to look for the bright side, you're also choosing your good luck.