I had a revelation about money as I sat in the second row at a pulitzer-prize willing opera on Saturday night. This post is going to be short and sweet as I tell you about the revelation I had.
A few months ago, our friends invited us to an opera called, Silent Night. We’d never been to an opera before so we agreed to go. As we walked to the front of the theater, we walked past the orchestra pit with a live orchestra warming up down below. I gazed down into the pit and watched dozens of musicians practicing their instruments preparing for the show.
It was such a complex and amazing view. It was almost disorientating. I heard honks from horns. Chords from string instruments. Rhythms from harps and drums. The sounds were all going off at the same time and mixing together into this overwhelming wall of sound that had no structure, melody, or direction as it poured out into the theater. I stood transfixed watching them. The noise was unintelligible chaos on a grand scale. I took a video of what I saw. This is what it sounded like:
But then something beautiful happened. When I took my seat, and the opera started, the musicians in the orchestra pit suddenly became brilliantly organized and led by a conductor who knew exactly what he wanted out of each instrument and musician.
Suddenly, that wall of chaotic noise I heard when all the musicians were on their own, turned into an inspiring and harmonizing collective of melodies, songs, and climaxes. They all became perfectly intertwined together to tell the life story of the actors that lived through personal adventures, revelations, and victories on stage.
As I watched this all take place, I had a revelation about money and personal finance.
The musicians in the orchestra reminded me of the money we all possess in our lifetimes. When there’s no rhyme or reason to our financial decisions, our lives resemble the chaos I heard when the orchestra was practicing before the show. When you have no purpose or goal with your money, each dollar acts on it’s own, like an independent musician among the others, and what results is similar to the chaos I heard before the show.
But, when you act like a leader of your money, and discipline it, you can lead each dollar like the conductor led the orchestra. You can then start creating beautiful harmonies that transcended the individual dollars in your wallet, and become a greater whole of wealth. You can then use your wealth to create the one-of-a-kind soundtrack to your life that tells the story of how you accomplished your dreams with the ideas and money you have.
Your personal journey with money can start sounding like this when you lead every dollar you have toward the life your soul craves to live:
My entire goal of writing this article is to make you aware of this: Every dollar you possess has a sound and power to it. Every dollar you have is like its own tiny instrument. You have the choice to let your money sound like total chaos. Or you have the option to discipline it, invest it, and create a beautiful soundtrack with your money as you work to accomplish your deepest dreams.
You are constantly creating your own Opera in your life. Live in a way that makes other people want to stop, listen, and be inspired by the adventure you’ve created for yourself. That is wealth.
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