Pumping the Brakes on False Success

Updated: May 1, 2019



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Photo by Baptiste C. David

To clear the air: success is NOT about having money, especially printed paper with dead presidents on it.


While money is important, money is merely paper. In fact, in ancient times money was gold, walnuts and even animals at one point in time.


If you think chasing "paper," is success think again.

According to Wikipedia:

"Many things have been used as medium of exchange in markets including, for example, livestock and sacks ofcereal grain (from which the Shekel is derived) – things directly useful in themselves, but also sometimes merely attractive items such as cowry shells or beads were exchanged for more useful commodities. Precious metals, from which early coins were made, fall into this second category."

From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_money>

Success represents more than the money in your bank account. It is a wholistic approach to life that includes money, but much more.