What is Wealth?

“He is the richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”  Socrates


Growing up, I always thought of wealth as being “rich” – having a new car, a nice house, and going to the finest restaurants.


But I’ve come to realize that ‘wealth’ is something entirely dif­ferent.


I like this definition from the One-Min­ute Millionaire by Mark Hansen & Robert Allen:  “Wealth is Freedom: Money freedom. Time free­dom. Relationship freedom. Spiritual freedom. Physical freedom. Ultimate freedom = the 5 free­doms + ability to pursue your genius.”


I also love what Socrates had to say about wealth:  “He is the richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”


Or, as the Buddhists say, contentment is the greatest wealth.


Wealth can involve many things, including money, happiness, time, health, attitude, relationships, lifestyle, peace of mind, and any other thing you feel are important.


Task:  Spend some time thinking about what TRUE WEALTH means to you.  The effort you put into doing this will be invaluable and will help in defining your purpose in life – which I will address in tomorrow’s blog.



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