You hear people say “money can not buy happiness.” That’s probably because although monetary wealth can provide the freedom and resources to pursue many things. Will you pursue the right things for happiness?
The idea that happiness is something out there, that you can acquire, is just wrong. Happiness, if found “out there” is not enduring because it is superficial. You will soon need another dose of something else to replace it.
True wealth is fulfillment, a state of satisfaction, derived from within. It is from a sense of wholeness and accompanied by wellbeing characterized by comfort, health, and happiness.
True Wealth is when you reach your full potential and live life on your own terms. It is a higher level of achievement than monetary wealth which is just one of the means to get you there.
The challenge we all face is how to get there. A Sense of Wealth is devoted to helping you achieve your True Wealth.
A Sense of Wealth
Money is how most define wealth, but it didn’t start out that way. The word wealth evolved from an old English word, “wel,” used centuries ago meaning a state of good fortune or happiness. Over time, at least in our culture, it became more narrowly thought of as financial or monetary wealth.
At A Sense of Wealth, we like the older and broader definition of wealth. One that also includes provisions for fulfillment and well-being. But rather than try to compete with centuries of language evolution, we call the older and broader definition of wealth “True Wealth.”
You may think of True Wealth as your life’s dream, a long-term goal, or a desired future state for yourself. It’s also important to have some goal or idea of where you want to go, even if it’s not perfect. This initial vision may very well change over time as you learn, grow, and change yourself.
Progress vs. Perfection
Perfection holds up the process of moving forward and denies us valuable lessons as we take on the journey, make mistakes, and learn from them. Our view of True Wealth changes and gets clearer as we go through life, learn, and choose who we really want to be. Winston Churchill said: “Perfection is the enemy of progress.” Let’s make progress one step at a time.