One comment referred to motivation. What a great topic to discuss...so in the first post I posed questions as to what your optimal dollar amount would be to make you "happy" - but I didn't mention what your motivating factors are, what's driving you, what is helping you to reach your goals? These are the things that I think we often overlook and more over, I personally think they're in the goals we set themselves...ie. my parents being a part of my goal (helping them retire) - well, they act as a HUGE motivating factor in my life, they push/drive me - so there's my motivation. Plus the whole One Hit Wondr part. Wanting to make my mark is definitely driving me.
Notice how there's the little things in our day to day life that simply just eat our money away. For example, I'm sitting here right now writing this out with a starbucks coffee in my hand. Nothing special in my cup today, but remember that 5$ I kept aside with the last post? All of the sudden that 5$ becomes 3$ real quick. Not much, but to put it into perspective (I like to put things in perspective) - my savings just dropped 40%. Just a thought, I mean, I'm a coffee fiend, so it definitely adds up quickly. What are some of the things that you buy day-to-day?
I'm about to jump into a meeting so I'll keep today's post short and sweet. I hope this blog gains some more traction and I hope the comments continue. If you think I'm an idiot (like the first comment apparently thought) for thinking a million dollars would satisfy all of my goals and make me happy - then tell me! I will NOT delete posts unless they are blatantly rude/ignorant or insult another commenter. Or tell me what your thoughts are - one user said they would need closer to $5 million, keeping $2MM aside for just their retirement. Genius! Or is it insane, I mean, would you be able to even keep two million dollars put away somewhere where temptation doesn't reach it first?
Hmm..Temptation..maybe my next topic of discussion.
Quote for the day: Never Write an Advertisement Which You Wouldn't Want Your Own Family To Read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine. Do as you would be done by.