Something About ‘M’onica…
I used to have a terrible relationship with… let’s call her Monica.
I used to think she was somewhat evil and didn’t want to be around her. Maybe she isn’t evil, but people do fight over her sometimes; it seems as if she’s been causing a lot of trouble to others. She has power over a number of people all over the world after all. Some of them try hard to get her attention. Some of them want her attention for the sake of getting her attention. Perhaps you haven’t noticed about her, but her influence is significant.
At one stage, I wished I could live my life without her at all. But the thing is, I needed her help… in fact, I still need her help and I will need it probably for the rest of my life. When I got her help, I sometimes felt guilty about it.
But this year, I decided to change my relationship with her. If I hated her, how would she be even interested in me after all? I will be more curious about her and try to understand where she is coming from. Also, instead of trying to please her in the hope that I will get some necessary help in return, I’ll create and provide value first. I acknowledge that I need Monica’s help, and it’s not just for myself, but for others as well.
… Or Something About ‘M’oney
You may have noticed it already, but Monica isn’t an existent person. I simply personified money and described my past relationship with it as if it’s a person.
This way of thinking helped me visualise what kind of relationship I had with money. Now I’m curious about how my understanding of dating, relationship and sex applies to a relationship with money – I bet the former can convert pretty well into the latter, but I’m yet to experience it (If you are good in both areas, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section).
In relation to this curiosity about money, I will read and work on Your Life Or Your Money by Vicki Robin next.
I’ve finished reading The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco, which I mentioned in a previous post. It was highly educational, especially you are inclined towards unconventional paths that do make much more sense than conventional paths. One of the fruits I got from this book is that now I can say that I want money and for a clear(er) reason – I want it so I can spend my time on pursuing things that impact million people.
What does your relationship with money look like if you personify money? If it doesn’t look like a good relationship, why? Is there any way for to have a better relationship with money? Again, think about it from the money-personified view – if you hate someone, it’s pretty likely that this person wouldn’t want to be around you either. If it’s a good relationship, I’m curious if you worked hard on it.