Money vs. Purpose
What is your purpose in life?
The above question should be seriously thought-through by entrepreneurs. After blogging for months on how to succeed and accelerate in your online business journey, I think it's time to bring you the ultimate question that you should be asking yourself in every stage of your online business journey.
Successful, the term, often translated by people in terms of how much money they make. If you are one of them I welcome you to think about the next question:
What are you going to do with millions of dollars that you have earned, or you will earn?
Some may say, a good real estate, a good car, a good retirement saving, a good financial support for generations after...etc. It's good to have the above, what I call "your goals". It's always good to have goals, and many goals can be, indeed, achieved by hard work, and with money. When you wear a thousand-dollar suit, drive a million-dollar car, and live in a multi-million-dollar home, people look at you and say "Oh that man (or woman) is very successful!"
Not Totally True!
I would correct that comment and change it to "Oh that man (or woman) is very successful on achieving his (her) goals!"
Are you successful on fulfilling your purpose of life?
It is true, very true, that wearing a thousand-dollar suit, driving a million-dollar car, and living in a multi-million-dollar home can bring you a sense of accomplishment, a sense of dominance, and a sense of simply being superior to the average human race. But the problem is, they don't last!
Let me give you some examples. Close your eyes and think backwards:
When is the last time you bought a new pair of shoes?
When is the last time you bought a new jacket, pants?
When is the last time you bought a new cell phone?
How long did the sense of accomplishment of owning a new pair of shoes, a new jacket or pants, or a new cell phone, last?
What if, later in your journey:
You bought a million-dollar car
You bought a multi-million-dollar house
You invested millions of dollars in your bank that will never run out for the rest of your life
How long do you think the sense of accomplishment, a sense of dominance, and a sense of simply being superior to the average human race, will last?
What will you do after achieving the above?
The fact is, many of us confused ourselves having to think of ours goals as our ultimate purpose in life. We have been raised in the world where everything is about money and profit. Many entrepreneurs with millions of dollars fail to realize the purpose of their lives, resulting in Melancholia. a serious disease and will soon be above cancer in the world's top deadliest diseases. They think they have fulfilled their purpose in their life...
They have achieved their goals that they have always thought as their purpose in life.
Then what is my purpose in life?
The human race is a community, and you are part of it. We have always been taught to "take it all" - earn as much money as you can, make as much profit as you can. Do these sound familiar to you?
A community is about sharing; it's not always about "take it all". What about "take some, and give some".
If you think about it...
Will you always have a smile on your face when you think about the last cell phone you have bought?
Will you always have a smile on your face when you think about the last car, house you have bought?
Will you always have a smile on your face when you think about a young little kid smiling at you, perhaps with tears of happiness in her eyes, saying "thank you" for the cloths or food that you have donated to her?
A real successful man is always smiling, and being successful is not always about what you have, but also about your role and your contribution in the community.