Did They Say That? Don’t Make Money Your Goal

October 21, 2008

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

Maya Angelou

What a great quote and some great advice. Money should never be your goal. Money is motivating but there is a higher purpose for our lives. I don’t think that it’s necessarily wrong to be motivated by money as long as the ultimate motivation is that you want to help someone with it. So the real motivation is to change lives through giving. Giving to God. Giving to the poor. Giving to the church. Giving to change generations. Giving to change your family tree.

Is money your motivation? Are you really doing what you love? Examine your ultimate goals in life.


2 Responses to “Did They Say That? Don’t Make Money Your Goal”

  1. zzBlogger Says:

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  2. I agree. Money is not the goal. As it says the love of money is the root of all evil. That does not mean money, even enjoying the benefits of money is evil, just loving it is.
    As an artist and author I keep stumbling up into my purpose, which is to create ways for people st see the Words of the Creator (The Divine) everywhere. This is based on basic theology held by all branches and denominations of Christians and Jews.
    I have an e-book, The Art of Seeing The Divine, that can be obtained for no money even. The idea is to change how people see the world, and then let the Lord bless through the process.
    In the current financial crisis I have friends who are or have lost so much financial wealth. It is impossible to lose spiritual wealth. and the “interest rate” exceeds that of any bank account. Of course, one has to put into one’s account.
    My purpose is to help people see more (spiritually). That is my goal. And I trust I will also be financially blessed as the workman (or woman ) is worthy of heis/her hire.

    Judy Rey
    author of Art of Seeing The Divine Book 1- Introduction and founder of UnGraven Image Art Theory

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