Today I’d like to hear your thoughts on something.
It’s about a concept that’s at the core of numerous blogs, websites, and information products – Making money.
Specifically I want to know if you think it’s *wrong* to want lots of money.
Last week I was reading No B.S. Wealth Attraction in the New Economy by Dan Kennedy. There was one passage that stood out. Kennedy talked about how society loves to blame the rich for all its problems. That many people feel it’s inherently wrong to have a desire for wealth.
I’ve noticed this attitude with some people I’ve met offline. When I talk about running a blog teaching the principles of Internet income; I’m often met with suspicion…even outright dislike. Many times I can tell they feel it’s *wrong* to talk about making money online.
So is it bad to want lots of money?
I don’t think so.
Money is important because it’s a vehicle for getting what you want in life. Nobody is going to give you that house on the beach or a dream vacation.
To get it, you have to EARN it.
To me, money is about flexibility. Having lots of it means having a choice with what you can do. It presents you with an opportunity to achieve any dream.
Now…I don’t think anyone should obsess over making lots of money. There’s a disconnect when your entire existence is to work like a dog just to get that big paycheck.
How can you enjoy money when you don’t have time to spend it?
I live in the real world. We need money to live. And we often need lots of money to pay for those big dreams. I work hard now because I have this silly dream of being wealthy enough to do ANYTHING I want.
I don’t believe it’s bad to want money.
It’s your god-given right to earn as much as possible. The important thing is to do it in an ethical manner where you’re providing value to the world.
Wanting money doesn’t mean you’re being selfish. You’re not being greedy. You’re simply getting monetary compensation for the things you do best.
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