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“Most people want to hear or tell a good story. But they don’t realize they can and should be the good story. That requires intentional living.”
— John C. Maxwell
We can have all the money in the world and still suffer. Witness the state of the world today. All the money in the world can't:
Bring back loved ones killed in the cross fire of hatred.
Guarantee love or happiness.
Save us from ourselves.
With that said, money is power.
With power comes responsibility.
With responsibility comes awareness.
With awareness comes choice.
We're aware of economic inequality.
We're aware of the increasing rates of homelessness due to lack of affordable housing.
We're aware that the minimum wage is not a living wage.
We're aware that our levels of consumption are hurting our health and the environment.
And, yet, these realities exist.
Positive Money is a Choice
We have choices around the financial decisions we make that have an impact not just on ourselves but on others, not just on todays but for our tomorrows, on our quality of life now and in the future. These decisions may seem minor like choosing between a plastic or recyclable container, or major like whether we invest in life insurance or buy a home.
Whatever our decisions, it's our responsibility to consider the impact.
This is why the first Principle of Positive Money is that it's a choice. When we choose Positive Money, we choose a relationship with money driven by love rather than fear.
When we choose love in our financial decisions, we're more:
Grounded by the connections we share with others than by what drives us apart.
Intentional about the higher good and causing no harm.
Aware of what we can and can't control.
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