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How to Be Rich (Article)

You may not feel rich, but most of us are richer than we think. In fact, if you can read
this, you’re automatically rich by global standards.

Yet most of us are terrible at being rich. The more money a person makes, the less they
give away. Their time becomes consumed with managing their own wealth, leaving less
time to invest in others.

What would it look like for us to be extravagantly generous toward others—especially to
those who can’t do anything for us in return?

Being rich is a lifestyle. It’s about stewarding your influence and your affluence. It
involves cultivating an awareness of things that really matter, treating people as if they
are more valuable than you, and investing in opportunities that make a real difference in
your community.

The great thing is, being generous toward others affects more than just the recipient.
When you invest your time and money in a person or cause other than yourself, you will
start to look at the world through someone else’s eyes. That perspective will initiate
growth in you. Giving your time will impact your priorities. Giving money will impact
the way you view your wealth. Generosity releases you from the hold your time and
money can have on you.

So here’s the challenge: Practice being rich in your generosity toward other people.
Make an effort to prioritize the needs of others. Demonstrate extravagant compassion
with no strings attached.

It really is better to give than to receive.

It’s your move.

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