I’m tired of people who say success isn’t about money. Success is absolutely about money. You do need to be rich to be successful. The truth may be dirty, it may not be something you want to print on a coffee cup and give to your mom, but it’s still the truth. Money is an integral part of any success story, and anyone who tells you different is full of it.
Before you get your skivvies in a twist, know that I am not saying the person who has the most money wins. Success is not about counting your money, it’s about freedom, and people with more money enjoy a freedom only money can buy.
People who can do whatever they want, when they want, with whomever (or for whomever) they want are the ultimate success stories. And all of that becomes really easy with money. Money is not the point, but it is the means. So it’s got to be a goal, otherwise life is going to be hard. Or boring. Or both.
You may not want a jet set life, but whatever you do want, money will make it possible. Look at Mother Teresa. She was a huge success, helping tens of thousands of poverty-stricken people on the streets of Calcutta. But none of that would have been possible without money. Being a nun she didn’t have her own money and made a commitment to live without, but she got damn good at raising the money she needed to manifest her idea of success.
It’s time for you to get rich. Rich is good. You need to get rich, now. Before you start bitching and moaning at me – I know. I know the economy sucks. But, screw that! There is still an economy. There is still money exchanging hands. People are just buying in a whole new way now. There is still money to be made for sure, you just need to get the attitude that NOW is the time to get yours.
Don’t be afraid to set a goal to be rich and shout it from the rooftops. It doesn’t mean you’re callous or materialistic. And it doesn’t mean you’re missing the point, ignoring the journey, or focused on all of the wrong things. It means you’re smart, really smart. Because when you’re rich you can do whatever you want. And that is the definition of success.