"If Only I Made More Money, I Wouldn’t Be In Debt."
I saw a comment someone made on our Facebook page recently, and it really made me think. It’s actually a pretty common and pretty loaded thought. What I mean by […]
What gives your life value? Is it your relationships, security, money, peaceful environment, your kids? When I first became a millionaire, I completely bought into this crazy over-the-top lifestyle.
What gives your life value? Is it your relationships, security, money, peaceful environment, your kids? When I first became a millionaire, I completely bought into this crazy over-the-top lifestyle. I bought the big house with gorgeous views of Yosemite National Park. And then I bought the ridiculously expensive furniture to fill that mansion. I had the jewelry, the wardrobe, the cars…
Then I realized my life was cluttered with STUFF. The stress it caused me to keep that house clean, keep the yard maintained and the expense that came with all this window-dressing of “success,” took a huge toll on me.
Here my life was full of stress, bills and STUFF… and it was for no one but my own selfishness. I realized I had been sold this idea of what wealth was supposed to look like by the media.
What is your idea of wealth? Today, I want you to take a minute and actually write it down. Even if you’ve done it before, your idea might have changed as your life and priorities have changed.
Maybe you think the big house is worth it, and that is totally fine! There is no right or wrong answer to what wealth is to YOU. But here’s what I learned on a personal level. For me, wealth isn’t in stuff. If you count your wealth simply as something you can just write a check for from your bank account, you’re missing the boat.
There ARE other ways to accumulate wealth, without even having money! You could be wealthy in abundant, strong relationships. Or wealthy in good health. But creating wealth with just money, really doesn’t exist. All that money could disappear in the blink of an eye and leave you with nothing! And then what have you got? The stress, the bills and a bunch of STUFF. The stuff won’t pay your bills, grant you a good marriage or promote you to a fulfilling career.
Are you entering this season of your life with the mentality of “I want, I want, I want”? Or are you focused on the abundance and wealth that is already in your life? Do you want to work to achieve more stuff? Or do you want to work to achieve actual wealth?
Tell me your idea of wealth below and be sure to share today’s message. Let everyone in your life and circle of influence know their value to you and encourage them to add up the “wealth” of their lives!
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In great faith,
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