Many of us are prepared financially.
You most likely know your net worth, at least generally. You may have your assets and liabilities clearly defined. You may even have a hefty emergency fund, or at least a solid back up plan, to be prepared for the unexpected.
But, do you keep a balance sheet for your soul and know your self worth?
“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
Money can buy us freedom and help us meet our basic needs and wants, but it will not comfort us or give us a hug. Just like we need responsible financial practices to provide a safety net for the unwelcomed events in life, we also need resilient souls to handle life’s toughest problems.
Things that are SOUL SUCKING:
- Cubicles (sitting, stale air, consistent temperature, unnatural lighting)
- Toxic relationships (competitiveness, jealousy, grudges)
- Location dependence
- Staying in your comfort zone
- Identifying problems
Things that are SOUL SAVING:
- Nature (movement, fresh air, temperature/weather variations, sunshine)
- Nurturing relationships (unconditional love, cooperation, forgiveness, acceptance)
- Financial flexibility
- Taking calculated risks
- Quiet contemplation
- Identifying solutions
- Selfishness (edit: this is intentionally listed twice, see comment section below)
And remember, “money can help you fund your purpose, but it can’t help you find your purpose.”
How about you? Is your soul fully funded?