Money is Only a Tool, But You Are the Driver

We often think that having more money is going to solve all our problems when in reality YOU are who is going to solve all your problems. Yes, having money helps, but it is not the be-all, end-all.

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand

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We have to remember that money is only a tool that should be used wisely to get the most benefit out of it. The money will take you wherever you want, it will help you reach the heights you want, but it is still YOU who is climbing, you are still the driver of your life.

Money makes life easier, yes, but it does not solve all your issues. Money can’t buy a better relationship or perfect health. The mindset that once you have money, you will be able to achieve all you want and get everything in perfect shape, does more harm than good.

While money is seen as a status symbol, it is just that, but it doesn’t guarantee a better life. Money can be your friend, or it can be your enemy. It is not money that decides what it wants to be; it is us who give money its place in our lives.

“Money is a tool. Used properly it makes something beautiful; used wrong, it makes a mess!” – Bradley Vinson

We need to remember that it is simply a tool that helps us enhance the efforts we are already putting in. When you understand that, you will have it as one of the most effective weapons in your arsenal. Learn to use it correctly, and you can have the world at your feet. Let it rule your mind, and you are better off being broke.

Unlike other tools, there isn’t a set way to use money. Although there is a set purpose to it and that is to boost your efforts. It enhances any goal, any effort, and any experience – granted you know how to use it to do that.

Remembering this will help you not compare your chapter one to someone’s chapter fifty. Reading all the finance blogs gives you ways to save, invest, retire early – but what you do and don’t is still up to you.

The advice you will find will always be targetted to a certain group of people, you may or may not fall in the group, but it will never be tailor-made for you and your situation. If you fall into the group, you will have to take the money advice and mold it in a way that fits your narrative.

When you learn to take the generic information and advice and turn it into a custom-fit, you become better equipped to become a skilled driver of your life and your financial journey. Just make sure to always remember that you are the one who holds the wheels here, not money and not anything else.

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Thomas Jones

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