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10 Invaluable Things Money Can Never Buy

10 Invaluable Things Money Can Never Buy

Money creeps into many of our conversations. We talk about how much we have or don’t have, how to spend it and how to save it.

We also think about it–what we would do if we had more. We worrying about not having enough, or how to deal with the money we have.

Money permeates all areas of our life. So much so that we might think that it is the most important thing in life. Although it is important to have money, there are some things in life that money cannot buy, no matter how much we have.

So what are those invaluable things that money cannot buy?

Time

The only moment of time that you truly have is right now. Once this moment is gone, it is gone and you can’t get it back. When you don’t use this moment to tell someone that you love them or forgive them you may never get another chance.

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The same goes for opportunities. If a great opportunity comes your way and you pass it up, it may never come back again. The past keeps us stuck, the future is the field of opportunities, but now is the time for action.

Happiness

Happiness is a thought form. It is not something you can find outside of yourself. Happiness is not a thing, event, or person. It is a state of mind–something you choose.

Happiness is a quality to be discovered within yourself. Only you can give yourself lasting happiness.

Money can only buy fleeting happiness. It rarely lasts and soon you are searching for another happiness fix.

Love

Love is special. It is that magical feeling we all want. It is a feeling of being special, blessed, and cared for.

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The sad truth is that it is not always easy to get.

It is perhaps one of the greatest feelings a person can have for another and it does not cost a dime. You simply have to be yourself and give love to everyone around you. What you give, you receive.

Wisdom

Wisdom comes from life’s experiences. The more you experience things and events in life the more you are aware of how things work or don’t.

It is through trial and error that you learn what you like or don’t, what works and doesn’t, what helps and what hinders. You gain wisdom through the lessons learned from mistakes. Money can never buy these valuable pearls of wisdom. They only come from experience.

Talent

Everyone is born with a unique talent. For some it very obvious, as in the music prodigy who picks up a violin at age three and begins to play. For others it may take more time to uncover. Regardless of whether it is immediately obvious or not, we all have that one thing that we are very good at.

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Discovering your natural talent is a gift which no amount of money can buy.

Curiosity

Young children are filled with curiosity. They want to know why, they take things apart to see what is inside, they explore fearlessly and they ask questions with blunt honesty.

As adults much of this natural curiosity has been conditioned out and is replaced by fear. Those individuals who have maintained their natural curiosity are the movers and shakers of our world. Money did not buy their success, their curiosity did.

Trust

Trust an essential human value that is at the heart of all relationships. Trust is a choice we make towards another when they have earned our confidence.

It can be difficult to acquire and, when damaged, is even harder to regain. Money can’t buy back someone’s trust when it has been broken. You can only reclaim it through actions.

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Life purpose

Everyone has a purpose in life. It can be something as basic as being an honest person or as complicated as running a country.

Your life purpose comes from within. It is that which makes you feel great and something you love doing. You know you are following your life’s purpose when you can get up in the morning ready and eager to face the day. You are happy, positive and energetic. This feeling is not dependant on money; it comes from from an inner drive that says, “I love doing this!”

Life

Life, or the essence of being alive, is a miracle. It is a miracle that we don’t give much notice to. Mostly, it is taken for granted. We are born. We live each day without much awareness of all the miraculous things happening in our body. It is only when something is not functioning well that we pay attention.

Life is not dependent on money. Money can help to keep it healthy, but the essence of life itself does not require money. It is a gift!

Choice

This space is for you to add your choice for the most invaluable thing that money can never buy.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

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