“Will buying this make me happy”? It’s a simple but powerful question.
I ask this question to give me a chance to see if what I crave actually aligns with what I want in life. Knowing if I can afford something is necessary, but knowing if the choice is meaningful is what’s important.
Money is a tool that allows us to do or buy the things that make us happy. We get a huge rush as soon as we own that object. But it can be fleeting. Then we are left with it sitting in our closet.
Alternatively, we can ask ourselves that easy question. Then buy the experiences or things that will bring true joy.