Money and success won’t fix your problems. They’ll only amplify who you are.
This is a concept that Brooke and I have wrestled with for a while. We have had terrible financial years and good financial years. For much of my career, I mistakenly thought that once we achieved a certain status, or once I hit a six figure income, or once we bought a certain house, I would turn into an incredibly generous person and our problems would go away.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. Having more simply amplifies and highlights who I already am.
I want to build a huge business. I want to make a significant amount of money. I want to be part of the movement bettering culture in the marketplace. These things in themselves aren’t wrong, they’re actually great goals. But I’m a fool if I think that once I hit them, my problems will melt away and I will be satisfied.
That’s not the case. And in reality, those things will shine a brighter spotlight into who I am today.