Money doesn’t equal success. Having more money provides more options, but it does not automatically make you more successful. 

There are rich thieves. There are rich scam artists. There are people who have more money than you right now because they were willing to take advantage of others or cut corners. 

Get this straight: success isn’t automatically measured by the amount of money you have in your bank account. 

Money can’t buy you happiness or a feeling of contentment.

It can’t buy you time or true friendship. 

Stop automatically associating people that have money with the success that you want for yourself. 

  • Money follows success. Not the other way around.
  • Money follows happiness. Not the other way around.
  • Money follows freedom. Not the other way around. 
  • Money follows good choices. Not the other way around. 

It’s a deadly trap to pursue money so that you can live the rest of your life successfully.

You won’t ever get enough money if that’s your plan. And no matter how much money you do have, you won’t know how to manage it.

You will always feel stuck. You will always feel constrained.

That’s because money doesn’t automatically buy success.

Rich people are not automatically happy or content. Stop being jealous of them. Stop building your life simply around a plan to get more money.

Instead, be passionate about something that truly matters to you. It has to be about more than the money to gain wealth.

Passion and purpose are the beginning of that.

What is it that truly drives you?

What is the subject that inflames your soul and gets you excited?

You’ve often heard people ask the question: “What would you do if money weren’t an issue?”. How would you answer that?

It doesn’t take wealth to be a great father. You don’t have to be rich to be honest, kind, and a leader worth following. Your bank account doesn’t have to be overflowing for you to live a life that is physically, mentally, and financially fit.

That’s the essence of real success — you pursuing a better life for yourself on your own terms.

So don’t be jealous of rich people. Don’t waste your emotion on envy. Pursue success on your own terms.

You might be surprised at how quickly the wealth you’ve been looking for follows.

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