Chasing wealth just for the sake of becoming wealthy is an empty pursuit. We have touched on that in my previous writings. But that doesn’t mean becoming rich is an ignoble desire.
It’s true that money isn’t everything. It’s true that we shouldn’t make money our top priority. And it’s true that money doesn’t buy happiness. But — and this is a big but — money plays a crucial role in living an exceptional and meaningful life.
At its core, money is nothing but a tool. A tool that helps you live and give well. A tool that helps you not only survive but thrive when life throws a curveball at you. A tool that helps you honor and nurture your interior empires. A tool that gives you freedom and choices. A tool that helps you embrace and stay in touch with the abundance, beauty and excellence around you.
Zig Ziglar once remarked, “Money isn’t everything, but it ranks right up there with oxygen!” It’s time to rip up that old script that’s keeping you poor, and cultivate some new and healthy beliefs around money.
Money is an instrument that magnifies what’s within you. It all depends on how you use it. It can help you design an exceptional life and bring perennial joy to you. It can also fuel your ego and bring despair and destruction to you. So, it’s crucial that you become aware of both the privileges as well as shortcomings of having money, and act wisely.
You can use money either as a force of benevolence and virtue or a source of corruption and evil. It’s naive to put in a box and call it either good or bad. Money is just money. And if your purpose is to live a life enriched with excellence, impact, growth, joy, inner peace and freedom, then money is essential.
So, I urge you to master the principles that help you build incredible wealth, but at the same time develop your philosophical side as well, so that you always see money in the right light — a tool to improve your life as well as others’ and a useful resource to achieve remarkable accomplishments that elevate humanity and create a better world for all of us.
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