I started this series by stating that, “being rich won’t make you successful.”
Later, I said that success is finding out what you were made to do and getting just that done, while your breath lasts.
In this post, I will conclude the series.
Greatness is indeed better than riches! Not all rich people are great, and not all great people are rich. But I believe that with a little bit of financial education, no great person will end up being poor. Besides, among the top 10 voted as the most significant figures in history, greatest Africans in history, most influential Jews in history, greatest Britons of all time, none was voted because of their wealth. In fact, some of them could not be considered rich by this world’s standards.
In my opinion, it’s better to pursue greatness than riches. Greatness speaks of excellence, impeccable character and lasting impact. Therefore I will prefer to lay down my life to be great than kill myself for riches.
Wealth is not the end in itself, but is a by-product in the pursuit of greatness. Thus, I encourage you to aim to be a:
- great teacher
- great entrepreneur
- great scientist
- great social worker
- great parent
- great engineer
- great pastor
- great (wo)man in the sight of God etc
…than to try be the RICHEST MAN ON EARTH.
We have found out that great people are never poor, except of course they opt for it, or make grave errors in financial management.
Come to think of it. Jesus encouraged us to pursue greatness through humility. The bible talks of prosperity but teaches that those who aim to be rich at all cost will end up harming themselves (and I believe many others around them too).
If you pursue greatness and make lasting impact in other people’s lives, I do not believe that you will ever be poor. Instead, you will have access to all that you need and far much more than you can use up in a lifetime!
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