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I get that I’ll never be happy with money as a motivator but not being rich really sucks, you know? How am I supposed to find something else to focus on while also not being able to live the lifestyle I want right now?

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I hate to be that person but you have to find your greater purpose in life. That purpose is not money. That purpose is seeking to be closer to God. I was driven by money until I became religious. My husband and I are comfortable but it means nothing without doing it for the sake of God. I encourage you to find a religion that speaks to you and gives you purpose.

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I started my career in industry then moved to consulting to gain a more diverse experience. Within 2-3 years of working, I felt a lot more financially comfortable. Within 5 years, I felt relatively secure as my career was progressing along with my pay. But burn out is real for sure. Gotta pace yourself.

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Or just focus on something you love and the money will follow?

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Sure, D1, they will feel so fulfilled as they lay on their death bed dying of a preventable disease that could've been avoided/caught earlier if they had insurance and money

Being rich doesn’t make you happy. Being poor makes you unhappy. Having enough money to not worry about money allows you to focus on things that make you happy.

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You don’t have to be “really rich” for it to stop sucking. But you have to climb high enough. Why not spend a few years amassing marketable skills to give you the freedom to choose your path in later years?!

$20k a month cold hard spending cash should be good for most needs?

I was literally you when I started working. Couldn’t think of anything else except money and a better lifestyle. Have patience and do good work and the reward will come.

How long did you have to wait? I’m worried that I’ll burn myself out in this profession for a couple decades and destroy my health and not see an appreciable financial impact either and have wasted my life if I wait too long.

I agree with the other comments, but I also recommend therapy. I'm actually dealing with some of the same issues. Therapy is helping me work through those feelings and helping me understand my drivers a lot better. It's very easy to get lost in what could be instead of enjoying the present. Yes, you can still work toward the lifestyle you want, but life can be so much more fulfilling if you can find ways to enjoy the journey to that place.

Yo. Tony Robbins has a segment on this.

Science of achievement vs. Art of fulfillment.

It’s likely that if you were to “live the lifestyle you want, right now”, you’d never get rich and you’d always feel like you’re missing more money.

Find ways to enjoy life with what you do earn, which I’m sure is a very good amount. As you earn more, learn to keep your lifestyle about the same & just focus on things that truly bring you joy rather than looking around you to see what others own or spend on.

Do the Doge?

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