choosing impact over making money

choosing impact over making money
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In our culture, making more money is equated to success. And countless people choose their vocations and later navigate their professional lives based on this belief alone.

But working just for the sake of making money is a hollow pursuit, and an absolute waste of your precious resources.

Let’s consider the world of business and entrepreneurship. Too many products and services are created in the world with the primary goal of creating more income. And they usually never stand the test of time. But when you create products and services that make a significant impact on people's lives, you stand out from the crowd. You become a pioneer, not a clone.

It’s always wise to focus on the long-term and let go of the temptation to receive instant rewards. When you make an impact in people's lives in a positive way, you create lifelong customers that become your company's evangelists.

In the long run, you’ll be much happier and sleep more peacefully if you focus on doing work that’s important and makes a difference in people’s lives rather than doing work that’s merely profitable.