“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
― Bob Marley
Are you living for yourself or for others around you? I live my life to have a positive effect on everyone I come into contact with. What makes a person special is how he/she can make others feel in the moment. Live in that moment and cherish the relationships you build on the way. When you die and all of your loved ones are gathered around telling stories about you, nobody mentions money. Not one person mentions that one time you made a bunch of money doing a certain thing. They all talk about how you made them feel. Make those memories the greatest memories of your life.
I don’t want to come off as a guy who is saying throw money away and don’t care about it. You should strive to make the most money possible in one lifetime but do not let the power of money run your life. Let your good health, good fortune, and beautiful soul be your legacy, only then will you be truly wealthy.
Bob Marley has another quote that stuck out to me. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” To me, this means most people don’t feel anything. They just go through the motions of life without any effect on another life or a care in the world. Don’t just get wet, feel the rain and take advantage of its beauty. Remember, stars can’t shine without darkness, there’s beauty in the struggle. Start today, make someone day by sharing a smile, saying hello and begin your life full of wealth. Get better every day.