You’d be amazed how many people think being rich will make their lives worse. They fear that people will focus only on their money, but this subtle yet profound fear keeps people from the truth: it’s good to be rich! Not just for the lifestyle, but because in the end, being rich makes us into better people while giving us the opportunity to serve others.
Don’t Just Serve Others, Become Rich Too
Whenever I talk about how becoming rich can help you be a better person, I can hear someone screaming, “What about the rich jerk who doesn’t tip even though the service was great? How’s money made him a better person?” Here’s a clue: whoever you are, money will make you more of that. If you are a kind, generous person who attracted like-minded people before being rich, you’ll continue to be that person. Becoming rich just means now you’ll be able to be generous on an even larger scale.
Your Duty to Become Rich
It’s our duty to become rich if we can. We have an obligation to grow to our greatest potential, both in terms of character and in regards to wealth. It is possible to grow financially and develop the character that can achieve and care about other people at the same time. Combined, these two goals ultimately make us into better people.
If we can’t blame a bad personality on wealth then, what is the root of all evil? Like I said, it’s not stacks of paper. Instead, fear is what makes people hateful. In fact, fear is at the root of the thoughts that tell us becoming rich will make things worse and take us away from being loved, accepted, and well-thought of.
Later, if we don’t accept that being rich can be a good thing for ourselves and for others, fear can spiral into envy. Envy says, “I can’t have that, and I resent those that do.” Acceptance of what you really want says, “I can have that, and I will be a better person because of it.”
Remember: It’s Okay to Be Rich
So instead of secretly despising rich people, we should affirm them — even if they’re frickin jerks. Remember, we’re not affirming who they are as people. Rather, we’re affirming the idea that it’s okay to be rich. After all, you can make a choice not to be selfish, arrogant, and thoughtless. Fear and envy negate thoughts of wealth and result in feelings and actions that take you away from it, even when you’re not aware of it.
Here’s a simple exercise in overcoming fear: think of something that you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to. Now, just do it. Even if you end up not wanting to do it again, at least you know what it was like. You’re no longer holding back for whatever reason. Now, you’ve broken through something, which makes other breakthroughs become easier. It’s the only way we’ll ever grow.
This advice doesn’t just apply to being rich, although that is one of the goals. This is about growing ourselves to become bigger than the obstacles we’ll face in life. The more wonder we experience and challenges we face, the more we expand. With each new experience, we welcome our capacity for more; the good and the bad; the money and the problems that come with it. In the end, striving toward becoming rich can serve you. If you choose it, it can serve others as well. How’s that a bad thing?
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