The Byproducts of Wealth
Perhaps you’ve mentioned to your friends or family about wanting to earn more, and they gave you some flack.
After all, money can’t buy happiness, money can’t buy love, money can’t buy health.
These are all absolutely true. But it misses the point.
Money is a RESULT.
How do you get money? You’ve got to interact with the world. You’ve got to listen to the unending needs of others, and figure out a way to help them fulfill them.
You can do this alone, or with others. You can make something, or help make something.
The bottom line is you simply cannot get money without helping people FIRST.
When President Kennedy made the decision to go to the moon, it was a matter of national pride.
There weren’t any resources on the moon. No oil, no water, no gold, no coal. Not even any aliens (allegedly, lol).
Just a big rock. Swirling around the Earth.
So why did we go? (We humans, not we Americans…)
Because it was there. Because it was a worthy goal. (And to get there before the Russians!)
AND because along the way, there were MASSIVE amounts of inventions nobody could expect.
All kinds of new technology. (Even if you believe it was faked, there was still plenty of stuff invented along the way).
Making money is the same way. Sure, when you make your millions, you won’t be any healthier. You won’t necessarily be happy. You might not have any better relationships.
Or will you?
If you DO get better at all those things, it won’t be BECAUSE of the money sitting happily in your bank account.
It will be because of the skills you learned along the way. The interpersonal skills. The communication skills. The skills of delayed gratification. The skills of taking risks, learning from the results, and charging on ahead with better skills the next time around.
When we focus on rich people, we tend to focus on those in the news. Celebrities, inventors, artists, athletes.
Not the “millionaire next door” type. The type who has a SOLID relationship with his or her family.
The type who has a deep appreciation for life, and all the wondrous things still yet to discover.
The type who know that ANYTHING is possible, so long as you never give up.
Making money is not about making money. It’s about all the things you’ll do along the way.
The personal growth, the inner demons you’ll obliterate, one by one. The fantastic people you’ll meet and the lifelong relationships you’ll build.
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