What Would You Do If You Won $1,000,000?
Some friends of mine and I were talking about what we would do if we won $1,000,000. Several people had the same basics – pay off bills, buy or pay for a house, get a new car, give money to parents, pay for kids’ school…
It was interesting to hear what everyone wanted. What I found even more interesting was that very few of the women listed things for themselves. Most of what they wanted was for their family or loved ones. Now don’t get me wrong – I am fully in support of caring for others and sharing abundance with those in need. Having said that, why is it that so many of us will care for everyone else until there is nothing left for ourselves?
So, what would you do if you won $1,000,000 and HAD to spent $100,000 on yourself? Could you do it? What would you do with that kind of money?
Well, I have to admit… I made a list of things I would do that would be for my own pure bliss. Things that put a little wider smile on my face. My list includes things like a weekly massage, a trip to Switzerland and Sweden, weekly Girls Night In, a mediterranean cruise, weekly family dinners, a shopping spree with someone who has great style, daily workouts, Sunday afternoon picnics in the mountains and a new bedroom set.
Here’s what I learned from making my list:
1. Many of the things on the list can be accomplished without winning $1,000,000. In fact, I can do many of these things now – money isn’t even a factor.
2. The items on the list that do require money can be a reality with some savings and planning.
3. It was much easier to think of things I would do for other people than what I would do or get for myself.
4. The more I think about what I WANT, the easier it is to fulfill my own dreams.
Here’s my challenge to you: in your journal today, take a few minutes to day dream. What would you splurge on if you were going to pamper yourself (in a BIG way)? Where would you go? What would you do? Spent a few minutes letting your mind wander and see what you come up with… you may even surprise yourself!
Until next time friends,