How many of us have ever wondered what we would do if we won the lottery? I know I have! This despite not having any interest in playing it.
Actually, in addition to not playing the lottery or even buying tickets, I’m not too big on casinos either. When younger, I enjoyed going to Vegas every so often, but my last trip there a few years ago ended up being the Vegas Cheapskates trip I wrote about back then. None of us played much.
So, we have to pay to play sometimes. Regardless, I’m sure the notion of what to do if you win the lottery has come up at least once. It’s something that might have come up in conversation at some point, or been something that was the focal point of a daydream.
If you ask yourself that question, what comes to mind. What would you do if you had a financial windfall all of a sudden?
For me, thoughts come to mind around the idea of financial independence and security. Also, a future with more time spent with kids, and even WAY down the line grandkids. More time traveling, and exploring. Time to spend with friends and family, and time to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Every day would be fully enjoyed.
This got me thinking: if this is what I would want life to be like if money was no object, maybe it’s what I can work toward anyway? And, in some instances, maybe I can simply live out this life now as best I can.
If this so-called “ideal” life would be so incredible, maybe we can use this “if I win the lottery” question to get some clarity as to what’s really important to us and what we would really love to do with our lives. Then, just try to do it – without the lottery of course, and without expecting to win it (because that’s incredibly unlikely to be happening) And, with a sense of financial responsibility while simply viewing this as an exercise in focusing on what’s important.
What it comes down to is that when we think about the role of money in our lives, it certainly helps us. But, it’s not the only thing. Relationships and health are paramount, and are interrelated to finances as well. They all feed off each other!
My Questions for You
What do you think about this type of thinking as a way to understand what’s really important to us if money was no object?
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had a big financial windfall?
I shared what I would do – so I’m naturally curious, what would you do with a windfall?