1. Money is a tool
Don't position money as your be-all and end-all, there is nothing wrong with you having money the key is to not let money have you. Do not let it become the main focus of your life but see it as a tool that helps you accomplish your destiny. Richard Templar the author of "The Rules of wealth" also adds that if you see money as a solution then you will find it becomes the problem and actually leads one to miss the point entirely. We should instead see money as a placebo, not a cure. Money is the oil that smoothes the wheels but should not be mistaken for the engine.
2. Don't make money illegally This is the 13th rule in Richard Templar's book, where he talks about how if you make money while getting involved in illegalities you invite the ability to never sleep well at night. It is important to remember that negativity just creates more negativity and in the end what you work hard at creating you will end up losing, at a much greater cost. If you want to better your life do things properly. You can not make anything great by doing bad and even if you do success will soon have an expiry date, and everyone will see you for the imposter you really were. While you had succeeded at fooling everyone else in the end the only person you failed to fool was you.
3. Money doesn't make a person, life situations do! George Bernard Shaw, one of the founders of the London School of Economics stated that life is all about finding yourself and creating yourself. Life situations are your best teacher, for through them you develop a certain mental state that can either drive you to the bend or push you to greater heights. If use lessons of life as fuel to dictate a wonderful present and a brighter future, then you can be certain that you will live this life great and better yet also leave behind a great legacy.
Ponder on this powerful statement By Jordan Belfort who is dubbed as The Wolf of Wall Street and may it remind you to be cautionary about how much value you put on money.
“What I sincerely hope is that my life serves as a cautionary tale to the rich and poor alike; to anyone who’s living with a spoon up their nose and a bunch of pills dissolving in their stomach sac; or to any person who’s considering taking a God-given gift and misusing it; to anyone who decides to go to the dark side of the force and live a life of unbridled hedonism. And to anyone who thinks there’s anything glamorous about being known as a Wolf of Wall Street.”