What does it mean to be rich?
What does it look like for you?
Maybe a nice watch or a certain number of 0’s in your bank account.
For me, it looks like a jewel tone velvet couch. There’s something about the frivolity of the color and fabric that says, I’m a successful woman who gets what she wants!
At least, that’s what it’s looked like for the past few years.
When you look at your own definition, has it changed at all for you? Have you upgraded the watch brand or added an extra 0 to that bank account over time?
In the past year, I’ve bought a pair of feathered mules because I wanted them and ordered both appetizers when I just couldn’t choose (who can decide between spinach dip and buffalo cauliflower wings?!).
These are the kinds of things that would make recent grad Elizabeth say, you’ve made it!
And yet lately, I keep looking at these hand-painted Italian leopard statues…
The goalposts are moving.
We know we live in a “more” society, one where consumerism is standard and we drool over new iPhones regardless of whether they have any discernible changes.
But knowing that’s the case doesn’t make it easy to stop.
To put the situation more accurately, we’re moving our goalposts.
Improving ourselves and our situation is worthwhile. I’m all about being “better” myself. And of course, one of the interpretations of “better” is richer. We might call it “increasing financial stability” or “building an abundance mindset,” but really, we know what it is.
And to be clear, that’s just fine. Make that money honey!
But there’s a midpoint between constant improvement and a healthy sense of satisfaction.
Money is an easy example as the goals are tangible, though you can apply this internal questioning to all personal improvement quests.
Pursue better–whether it’s being more generous or finding the perfect teal sofa.
Just consider where the goalposts stand today.
To being better without a G-Wagon (or knowing what one is),