I'm currently in a love and hate relationship with my new job. I love it because it's centered around creating content. I love creating content. For the past 3-4 years, it's all I have been doing with my life.
However, I hate my job because it is stressful, and I am not allowed to express my creative freedom. But I endure the tedious process of churning out 4-5 content per day because I get a reasonably decent paycheque at the end of the month. It's certain but not worth it.
Today I saw my friend's mum going over a business tape, and it got me thinking: those this chase ever stop? Do people ever stop chasing money? I certainly don't want to be doing this in the latter part of my life.
I understand that most people love money. They enjoy the feeling of making money even though they don't enjoy the thing they do, but that's a deal-breaker for me. I want to enjoy the process even though it's complicated.
Yes, it is possible to enjoy a complicated process. I enjoy learning how to code. Although it's a difficult thing, but it's worth it when you finally get it. The feeling of accomplishment that is not prompted by material gains is the feeling I want. Easier said than done.
Money is just a means to an end. I work so I can take care of my family. Money is the means I use to achieve this. Once I can accomplish this with little or no stress, I would like to devote my time to something that enriches my love and those around me.
Fulfillment for me at this point in my life is waking up every morning and having a different purpose for my life.
Many people do not know why they want money. Some did but forgot. They get lost in the chase. I don't want to chase money for the fun of it. That doesn't appeal to me in any.
Anyway, this is just me reminding myself why I do what I do. Cheers.