We've all heard this age-old adage.

As someone who has never been motivated by money, I have always agreed with this - until now.

Sure, money and the material possessions you can buy with it won't ever make you truly happy, but it can help you buy something that will:

Time.

We can use this time to explore what really makes us happy.

For many people, money can buy peace of mind in the form of paying off medical bills, enjoying new experiences through travel, or simply staying out of survival mode.

If you ask me, time and peace of mind are the perfect ingredients for thriving.

After all, that's all any of us want - to live an intentional life in which we can thrive.

Money isn't the destination - it's simply a tool to help us find it.