Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 15, 2014

No — You Don’t Need More Money To Be Successful.

Often, the discussion about success becomes a discussion about making more money. The two are easily interchanged. More money equals more success — and more happiness too.

  • Got a marriage problem? If you only made more money, you wouldn’t have those problems.
  • Got a work problem? If you only made more money, you wouldn’t have those problems.
  • Got health problems? If you only made more money, you wouldn’t have those problems.

It’s easy to assume that making more money automatically solves your problems.

That’s just flat out wrong.

 Just because you have more money doesn’t mean that you won’t have the same ugly problems you have right now.

Then again, the usual reaction to that bold statement is simply to say: “Let me figure that out on my own. Let me have a lot of money, and then I will decide if I’m happy or not.” Right?

The problem is that people who have “more money” think and act differently than you might be thinking and acting right now.

They understand that money is a tool, not a cure.

That’s important to remember as you work to overcome the obstacles in your way.

Just making more money, by itself, doesn’t solve any problem. In fact, making more money might make you even more of a mess than you are now.

Having more money might make you a less attentive spouse or parent.

Having more money might make your bad attitude even worse.

A big part of being successful is changing how you think.

Bad thinking leads to bad living which leads to being broke.

Which is why magically having more money won’t really solve the obstacles standing between you and your goals. You still have the same problems and limitations. You haven’t changed.

Money isn’t really your problem. And having more it isn’t going to magically fix what is broken.

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.