When you work hard for something you have a sense of achievement...

@kiran8 (15354)
Mangalore, India
September 10, 2009 3:26am CST
I have noticed that when I get something easy , may be some article that I have desired or money ,it doesn't have the same value or impact as something for which I have had to really slog. I feel that when we have a set goal and work towards it and finally achieve it we feel fulfilled and there is a greater sense of achievement than when it is easily attained.I know of a family who won a lottery and blew it up on trivialities and are now slogging hard to make ends meet. But when I asked them why they dint invest the money wisely, the answer was ' It was afteral a lottery, not to be taken seriously, so we just enjoyed and spent it ....I was amazed at this. What are your feelings friends ?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Sep 09
Hi Kiran. Been awhile since we talk. That's certainly a very different way of looking at things. Different in opinions and views, I guess. I would opt for saving money anytime, like saving for a rainy day and stuff like that. If there is no money saved, then one day when we are in trouble, we can always fall back on our savings. I am totally against spending it all, be it winning a lucky draw or money that I've earned.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Sep 09
Hi zed, I ve been away visiting my daughter and travelling to Germany and Switzerland . Now glad to be back on mylot. I totally agree with you. Had I won lottery or anything , the first thing I would do is to put it in my bank account and invest in a fixed deposit. But some people are really strange where finaces are concerned
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Sep 09
So that's there you were.. awesome, you must have had a great time, I'm sure... I answered this after I've commented on your answer to my discussion page, so now I've learned that you've been traveling. Cool.. Fixed deposit sounds like a good plan.. it's a very good way to save.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
12 Sep 09
Hi Zed I had a great time visiting places , yes I agree putting money away in a FD is a sure way of keeping temptation out one's reach lol. I am not a great saver, so I have to think of ways by which I am able to check my instinct Have a geat day
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• United Kingdom
11 Sep 09
I agree with you on this. I think that it's nice to reap the results of something that you really have worked hard for. This relates to me in terms of study. I have taken two IT courses over the course of two years and I have to say they were really technical and there were times when I just wanted to give up and quit as it were. However, I thought hard about what I was doing and what my goals were and this helped me to keep pushing forwards and studying hard. There is a great sense of achievement once you achieve the goal and then you can start moving on towards the next goal. I think that was quite irresponsible of the lottery winners! They should have invested the money wisely, if they had done that they would have had to work again, and I sure do like the sound of that. If I am ever lucky enough to win the lottery that's the first thing I will do! I will research on how I can invest the money and make it work hard for me in terms of growth! Andrew
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Sep 09
Hi Andrew, thanks a lot for your views, it is nice to hear about your achievement and hardwork. I am sure it makes it worthwhile and gives you a lot of confidence in yourself. LOL I felt the same way about the lottery winners ! I just couldnt believe that people could be so laid back and foolish !
@taztheone (1726)
• India
11 Sep 09
You are absolutely right in this point. This applies for everything in life, even for getting a girlfriend. When I was in school, there was a girl, after whom I went for a long time before she said yes to me & I suffered a lot before getting her. There was another girl whom I proposed& she said yes immediately, here I think I was much more happier in getting the first girl rather than the second one. Whatever it may be, money, position, better life or anything, we feel happier when we get it after a hard work Happy Lotting
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Sep 09
Hi taztheone, thanks a lot for your response ! Reading your response and generally thinking about our reactions to situations , I feel that we humans are great at complicating our lives.It happes with most of us and it is difficult to find an answer for this...
@Sreekala (23402)
• India
10 Sep 09
Hi Kiran, How are you? Hope you are doing well. It is true that the result of the hard work can give some more satisfaction. If we get it easily they we may not be realize the value of the result. I think the same thing happened with the person who got much money on luck. The example you have given an apt one for your discussion. When he becomes rich in one day he didn’t realize the value of money and forgot to save something and now struggling.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Sep 09
Hi Sreekala, I am fine Thank you , have been away visiting Switzerland and Germany. Yes some people are not able to make use of the opportunities presented to them and make the most of it.I think one should be wise and use a little common sense , by making use of every opportunity that life presents to us. At least try to do our best, instead of wasting such moments..
• United States
10 Sep 09
Their responding statement to you, about where the money came from, reminded me of some scriptures, where : some men were given money, to see what each would do with his share. One invested wisely; one foolishly spent; and still another buried their money in the ground. Each had consequences attached of course. The one that invested, did make more money; the one that hid their money in the ground, didn't make any profit; and the ones that spent foolishly, were without. So it is important, to use our money wisely, regardless of the source that it comes from.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Sep 09
Hi Shirley, I would completely agree with your views. Making money and earning money is never easy, and, when you have a spot of luck like winning a lottery, one should be glad of the given opportunity and make the most of it. Bt thee is no tellig for human taste
@yugasini (12818)
• Anantapur, India
10 Sep 09
hi kiran, you have said right,what ever the money which we have earned by hard work or by lottery we have secure that amount and invest wisely,if we loose that amount no body will help us,have a nice day
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Sep 09
Hi yugasini, Yes what you say is absolutely right! we need to plan for our future otherwise we may face difficult days and one has to look after ones own interests first..
@yugasini (12818)
• Anantapur, India
11 Sep 09
hi kiran, thanks for the comment on my response,i have seen all ups and downs in the life,so investment wisely is the best thing,have a nice day
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
12 Sep 09
yugasini, same here. I too have had my share of ups and more downs I must say. The only thing that life has taught me is to become more positive with each negative experience lol. I have also learnt that one has to make the best of each day with regard to anything that life offeres to you ..
• China
11 Sep 09
Yes,I agree with you . I also think when we reach the goal through our hard word may give you a sense of achievement.In my life I will set a specific goal and I will do my best to overcome every difficulties and achiece the goal.It'very nice!
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
11 Sep 09
Hi jscaz, thank you so much for your response I wish you all the best and hope that you reach your goal successfully - have a great weekend
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Sep 09
It's very true that when we work for the project we get full satisfaction,, also we do waste the money we get without hard work,, Its just human nature
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Sep 09
Hi kawalnarang, thanks a lot for your response . Some peole do have this tendency to do so, but I feel that we should make the most of every given opportunity be it regarding financial gains or some thing else
@ganeshj86 (256)
• India
10 Sep 09
ya. you r right.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Sep 09
Thanks ganesh for your response