Lessons From the Field #14:
Money is Fungible
It has been said that money is one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind. As you watch today’s 55 seconds, you may want to ask yourself:
Money can be a powerful reflector of who you are and what you care about…doesn’t it make sense to continuously get better at using it?
Money is not the root of all evil.
The actual quote is, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”
Money is interchangeable units you can use to turn your vision into a tangible reality.
It reflects your personality. Stingy people horde it; generous people give it away.
It is an emotional currency that can be difficult to handle. I have seen it used wisely to help others build meaningful lives. I have also seen it selfishly tear families apart.
In the hands of a craftsman, it can help create true wealth…in the hands of a fool, disaster.
Controlling it takes an emotional and intellectual discipline that can never be perfected. All anyone can do is try to get better at it.
What can you do today to improve how you handle your money?