If you had $10,000 given to you today, with these rules attached:
- Cannot use it to pay bills
- Cannot save it
- Cannot use it to buy anything practical (e.g. your car or water heater is about to die)
..what would you do with it?
How would you use that money, the tool that it really is, to bring you pleasure?
Would you give it away?
Start that business on Etsy you needed the cash for?
Take your entire family to Disneyland?
Take a sabbatical from work?
If something IMMEDIATELY popped in your head, then what is holding you back from doing that very thing, today?
For me, I’d use the money to travel.
I’d go to more countries in Europe and worry less about a budget (not that I worry a lot to begin with, but I’d be more liberal with the snacking on macarons and so on).
How does money bring you satisfaction and pleasure?
(Okay, don’t get smart and tell me you’d use it to buy financial independence which would just mean you’d save it.)