Wednesday, May 15, 2013


When I mention ‘WEALTH’ word, what will appear first in your mind??? ‘MONEY’?? I think most people will think of that. But Robin Sharma defined wealth in seven forms, as per what he wrote in his book, ‘The Greatness Guide’. I will share his points here:

1. Inner wealth. It includes a positive mindset, high self-respect, internal peace and a strong spiritual connection.

2. Physical wealth. Your health is your wealth. What’s the point of being the best business person in the hospital ward? Why be the richest person in the graveyard?

3. Family and social wealth. When your family life is happy, you will perform better at work. No one gets to the end of their life and regrets making their family their first priority. Related to this is the importance of building deep connections with friends and members of your personal community (including mentors, role models and trusted advisors)

4. Career wealth. Actualizing your highest potential by reaching for your best in your career is incredibly important. Getting to greatness in your profession brings a feeling of satisfaction on a job well done. It helps you make your mark. Being world class in your work is so good for your self-respect.

5. Economic wealth. Yes, money is important. Not the most important thing in life but very important. It absolutely makes life easier and better. Money allows you to live in a nice home, take beautiful vacations and provide well for those you love. And as Yoon Chouinard, the founder of the outdoor gear company Patagonia, has said: “The more I make, the more I can give away.”

6. Adventure wealth. To be fulfilled, each of us needs mystery in our lives. Challenge is necessary for happiness. The human brain craves novelty. And we are creative beings so we need to be creating constantly if we hope to feel joy. Lots of adventure (ranging from meeting new people to visiting new places) is an essential element of authentic wealth.

7. Impact wealth. Perhaps the deepest longing of the human heart is to live for something greater than itself. Each of us craves to be significant. To make a difference. To know what the world has somehow been better because we have walked the planet.

After reading that, you will realize that money alone does not define being wealthy as there are many rich people who are unhappy and unsuccessful as human beings, won’t you? Think about on what you plan next in order to get those seven forms of wealth in your life, which will make your and other’s life happier and more meaningful.

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