Are you rich?
You might be. Or if you’re anything like I was, you might not feel you are.
Despite having (by global accounts) everything I could have ever needed I used to feel poor. Impoverished, even.
And in a bid to get more… more, more, more… I focused on money and stopped getting distracted by stupid things.
The problem is, I was using an unhelpful definition of ‘rich’… ie. “having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy.”
What I realised, and it was a sudden blinding flash of the bleeding obvious, was that there are more definitions of rich…
How about… “interesting because full of variety”
Or… “pleasantly deep or strong (colour/smell etc.)”
Or… “containing an abundance of value.”
It turns out that money in the bank is not ‘richness’. Being alive and knowing it is richness. Recognising the incredible value within ourselves is richness. Being authentic and bold is richness.
The ‘stupid things’ I was getting distracted by were the richness. By focusing on what I ‘should’ be doing I was impoverishing myself – even while my bank balance grew.
Which definition were you working to? And will that change?
Maybe take this slower time to figure out exactly in which ways you are already rich. And do more of that when we get the opportunity.