Rich people get a bad rap because they’re always striving for the next thing. That bigger house, another sports car, the next million or billion.
To broke people, that’s how the issue is framed. And to be fair, there are some wealthy people who chase material possessions. But not as many of them as there are poor people chasing material possessions. In either case, this won’t lead to fulfillment. But let’s look deeper…
Because for PROSPEROUS people – note that word, not rich, not poor, but prosperous people – what drives them is something entirely different.
They strive to have more, do more and become more, because to not do so would be an insult to their Creator. Prosperous people know that poverty is a sin, just as mediocrity is. Not in the judgmental way religious fundamentalists would use the term: But sin in the sense that settling for less than you are capable of, is missing the mark, turning your back on the greatness you have in you.
Prosperous people are content and harmonious people, but they are still called to do more. Because if they are not striving for greatness, they know that they’re hiding out, playing small and forsaking their true calling.
One of the most important steps to living a prosperous life in knowing what that “emptiness” you feel means. That void is not really a yearning for more cars, cash and homes. (Although those may come about as a result of what you do.) It is a clarion call to do something blockbuster, something epic, something heroic. Not something larger than life, but something larger than your life is at that moment.
Celebrate and embrace that emptiness. It is a longing to touch even fleetingly, the extraordinary, almost superhuman potential you are capable of. The potential to be amazing.