Why You Shouldn’t Settle For A Comfortable Life

I’ve heard so many people say they only want enough money to life a comfortable life. I assume a “comfortable life” to mean a nice house, cabinets always stocked with food, and enough left over for a fun vacation once or twice a year. My question is this: why? Why settle for just enough?

I’ve come to realize over the past few years that people associate having an abundance of money with giving up their morals. In other words, they don’t feel like they can be a good person and be wealthy. Sometimes even the thought of wanting more money than necessary to live a “comfortable life” makes them feel guilty. However, by settling for a comfortable life you are depriving yourself of the exploration and experiences of challenges and all that happens outside of your comfort zone. You even deprive the world of all the incredible things you have to offer.

The truth is, this whole concept of not allowing yourself to want an abundance of wealth, is just an excuse. It’s an excuse to never try to become wealthy. It’s an excuse to avoid the possibility of frustration and failure. Money is simply energy used to exchange for goods and services. Nothing more, nothing less. It does not have the capability to make you lose your morals, or to make you a saint. Those changes, are purely up to you.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Tony Robbins:

Money can’t change who you are. All it does is magnify our true natures. If you’re mean and selfish, you have more to be mean and selfish with. If you’re grateful and loving, you have more to appreciate and give.
— Tony Robbins

So, go out there, my friend. Use your talents to create amazing good and services. Charge accordingly and build your wealth. Then, use your wealth to magnify your gracious and loving nature.