Today's thought

Assign value

As we all enter a new workweek—full of meetings, clients, unexpected bills, creative tasks, wonderful moments, and new problems to figure out—consider why you do what you do. Collecting money to simply sustain your existence is fine (I mean, in this economy?), but it’s a short-lived motivator when things get tough. Instead, assign value to your work in tangible metrics that spark joy and instill purpose:

  • Saving for a trip to Iceland (exploration)

  • Paying off credit cards (freedom)

  • Buying healthy food for your kids (wellness)

  • Getting an engagement ring (companionship)

  • Starting a new business (risk-taking)

Money is a neutral entity. How you use it is up to you.

As we all enter a new workweek—full of meetings, clients, unexpected bills, creative tasks, wonderful moments, and new problems to figure out—consider why you do what you do. Collecting money to simply sustain your existence is fine (I mean, in this economy?), but it’s a short-lived motivator when things get tough. Instead, assign value to your work in tangible metrics that spark joy and instill purpose:

  • Saving for a trip to Iceland (exploration)

  • Paying off credit cards (freedom)

  • Buying healthy food for your kids (wellness)

  • Getting an engagement ring (companionship)

  • Starting a new business (risk-taking)

Money is a neutral entity. How you use it is up to you.

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