I always thought wealth would make me a different person.
Growing up, I believed that those of us in the middle class were all sorta the same. We were “normal” people. And, people in the upper class were somehow different. They were normal, but money changed them into vastly different people.
But, I’ve come to realize that’s not true. Money doesn’t change you.
It only brings out more of who you truly are.
If you’re a generous person, then you’ll be even more generous as you earn more money. And likewise, if you’re a mean or unhappy person, then you’ll probably use (and earn!) your wealth in a mean way.
And trust me, money won’t magically turn you into a happy person. Money has a way of making our successes much more “bold”, but our problems more problematic.
Like salt. It doesn’t add flavor. Salt brings out the flavor that’s already in the food.
The moral of this story is simple: As you build wealth, you’re able to do more of what truly makes you…YOU. It enables more charitable giving. Or spending more time with your family. Going to ball games. Investing in local businesses.
Mark my words, the person you are today will look remarkably like the [richer] person you’ll be in the future.
If that excites you, then you’re on the right track.