Wealth is the driving force of our society, but what good would it be without your health?
“Never sacrifice long-term health to make money. Short term you can push it a bit. But it’s a slippery slope…” — Tai Lopez
Anyone who has achieved financial success will agree. Money is only one of several currencies: Others include health, love, knowledge, and reputation. Real success is achieving a balance of currencies in your life’s wallet. You can invest your time to gain health, love, knowledge, reputation, and wealth.
Physical health takes time. You have to spend time learning what foods to eat and planning meals. You have to invest time in exercise, so your muscles don’t atrophy.
Your mental health will benefit from physical exercise: Fact.
“People who are fit have less anxiety, depression, and stress than people who are not active.” —WebMD.com
If you have let your physical fitness levels slip it will take time to build them up again, but there can be no better use of an hour a day if it makes your body work better at the same time as making you feel better emotionally and increasing your creativity.
Building love in your life starts with loving yourself. Love with a small ‘l’ is all you can work at. Love with a capital ‘L’ is mostly about having friends and allowing relationships to develop as they will. There are many myths about love, but that’s all they are: myths. The #1 myth?
“Finding and keeping love is only for the lucky and the few.” — CompleteWellbeing.com
Love is there for most of us, but you can try too hard. Love everyone you meet and let that love show. Love often grows out of friendship rather than superficial sexual attraction.
You have lived a unique life, so your knowledge is unique. What you know is as unique as your retinal pattern because your knowledge is based on everything you have done and everyone you have met in your life. Your mind absorbs each tiny stimulus and combines it with previously absorbed concepts. It patterns the information in your head, reworks it and applies all of that to problems you are faced with.
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell
‘Use it or lose it’ applies to learning as much as it does to anything else. Your knowledge becomes deeper each time you use or apply it. Humans have developed over the past 10,000 years because of our ability to pass on what we have learned during our lifetimes.
When you use your knowledge to help others, you grow your reputation, and that is crucial to increasing your wealth.
“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” — Elizabeth Arden
Good health lets you grow your knowledge, which you can use wisely to increase your reputation, which in turn means more people will buy your services.
If wealth is the measure by which you are judged, then something’s wrong.
“The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.” — Alan Watts
Instead, we should judge someone, if we judge them at all, by the good do in their life.