WISDOM OVER MONEY
When it comes to making decisions that influence who you become, it’s important to have your priorities in place. Unfortunately, too many people prioritize money over making a real change.
When people make their decisions based on money alone, they fail. They fail to see the bigger picture of life. They fail to satisfy the deepest parts of who they are. And they fail to understand the great value inherent in making an impact on the world.
Am I encouraging you to be poor and to give all your money away? certainly not. Rather, I am encouraging you to be wise and understand that money is a means to an end. Money is a means that can help you to make an impact.
Making an impact is much more valuable and often requires a lot more than money to obtain. It’s valuable because it provides your life with the richness of meaning. When you decide that you want to make an impact on the world it changes your entire being. It motivates you to become a better person.
Don’t you want to be in the position where you’re not just working a job for money, but you’re living a life of wisdom and greatness? Being able to manage money is important, but the real distinguishing factor of those who are wise is their ability to turn down money for mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, and other forms of riches.
The problem with most people is that they don’t have a well-developed hierarchy of values that they are consciously protecting through their decisions. That’s why they so easily sell out. They aren’t aware of how much they are selling themselves short.
I’ve spent a lot of money on buying books and I’ve spent a lot of my time learning instead of earning money. I believe this trade-off has made my life 1,000 times better as I’ve gained valuable insight into things that I’d have no idea about if I had sold all my time and energy to someone else.
In effect, I kept my time and energy to myself and spent it on myself. The reward I’ve gained is far more valuable than the money I would have gained. This is because the reward I’ve gained is myself. The best version of myself.
Question: What would you rather, the best version of yourself, or an inferior version of yourself with a little more money? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
The next time you make a decision, ask yourself, ‘Is this going to make me the best version of myself?’
By Jared Chan