Never enough money...

by Zodiax
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I just saw a thread here where someone said that they would feel depressed at making $1,000,000, and wouldn't feel accomplished.

At what point do you have just enough money to feel satisfied and to feel successful at internet marketing.

It seems the threshold goes up the more you envision.

I can't imagine that a person who dreams of making $10,000,000 a year would be satisfied at that amount.

After all, if you are making $10,000,000 how would that be enough money? Why not strive for $100,000,000?

But why stop there, why not $1,000,000,000.

It's ludicrous.

It would be like chasing a desert mirage. You will never catch it. It is always a few feet away.

I remember when I started out when I thought that I would be happy making $3,000 a month.

I told a blogger that and he was laughing so hard at me...

Now I want hundreds of thousands a year.

I didn't realize how greedy and vain I have become, until I did some self analysis.

Tony Robbins talks about this with the king who finds a lamp that doubles everything.

The lamp keeps doubling the amount the king wants until the king gets fed up and goes crazy...
#money
  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    Gordon Gekko said: "Greed is good"
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by winnermarketing View Post

      Gordon Gekko said: "Greed is good"
      he, he ... I hear a lot of people quote that, from "A movie"by the way. Did anyone watch the end of the movie. Gordon Gekko didn't end up so well. And most people who live by that quote don't either. Just sayin'.
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    Money can't buy happiness, but it buys me stuff I like
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      It seems the threshold goes up the more you envision.
      Yes - but look at who is "envisioning". Not saying it to be rude but the other thread and this thread appear to be dreams of people who are not yet self supporting.

      Dreaming big is easy - living the dream is a different topic altogether.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Yes - but look at who is "envisioning". Not saying it to be rude but the other thread and this thread appear to be dreams of people who are not yet self supporting.

        Dreaming big is easy - living the dream is a different topic altogether.
        I've been away for awhile, but since coming back I see a lot of that going around.
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    Money can get instant pleasure for someone. But don't support always.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasLloyd
    I distinctly remember a quote "Money can't buy you happiness but it can get you damn near it!"

    Different strokes for different folks I'd say!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    This is why you are having these mixed emotions...

    Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post



    Im in NYC, and Im so poor I can qualify for medicare.

    In fact, obama made it so im on my parents healthcare.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Actually he was talking about having a goal of making $10mm-$20mm over like 10-20 years, not in a single year and that a goal of just getting to $1mm isn't really that rich after taxes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      Actually he was talking about having a goal of making $10mm-$20mm over like 10-20 years, not in a single year and that a goal of just getting to $1mm isn't really that rich after taxes.
      Have you gotten to $1mm yet?
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    Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

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    • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
      I'm going to assume most people posting those stale quotes are from people who don't make a lot of money.
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    Money is only a tool. When it becomes the object of your love, there is a problem.
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  • there was a study done that said making money can be as addicting as doing drugs because we get a lot of pleasure from making money.

    so no worries you're normal lol
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicawang
    I understand your problem, if you owed the banks $2,000,000, you would still feel depressed at making $1,000,000, and wouldn't feel accomplished.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    To me it's just normal to strive for a higher goal. It's not the money, it's attaining to a higher level of accomplishment and enjoying the rewards for the effort.

    Why would anyone want to just stop at 3k a month after arriving at that? When you're broke, yeah, thinking you'd be content with that makes sense, but you have that estimation of your own contentment level because you do not currently have that level, and you think reaching that level will be hard (and it probably will be).

    But then you achieve the goal and have the experience and the work ethic and so on built up...the possibility of doubling that income now seems much more possible, so of course you'll shoot for that and beyond. Why wouldn't you?

    I'm content right now, but will I stop trying to make more money - more this year than I made last year? Hell no.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardSalinas
    Endlessly working for money is certainly bad but that doesn't mean someone should remain satisfied at whatever level he is on, but I know what you are talking about, It's becoming more of a trend in this market..
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  • Profile picture of the author DustinSolerx39
    You my friend are absolutely true, but it's kinda good to have a grid as long as you can control it otherwise what's the meaning of all the money that you make with your efforts!
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  • Profile picture of the author BradfordHatch
    Well, Money never sleeps, I have always been hungry for more money and Ihave always pushed myself to the edge to make it happen..

    It's fun as long as you don't burn yourself out every now and then..
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