I was struck by the coincidence of receiving thematically related email posts from Seth Godin and Ryan Holiday on the same day. Both (excerpts below) remind that gratification in life, both personal and in business, won’t be about money.
Ryan Holiday – “It is Seneca who writes most eloquently of this desire, this insatiability we all have. Alexander the Great, he notes, was poor, despite his conquests of most of the known world. Because he could only think of the next campaign. He notes that money rarely makes us rich because all it does is give us a craving to earn more.”
Seth Godin – “After a stock market adjustment, billionaires give less to charity. They still have more money than they can count, but they’re not as rich as they used to be, and not-as-rich is easy to interpret as not rich. Which means that for many people, feeling rich is a choice.”
Good reminder during the holiday season to seek happiness more deeply with family, friends, team members, customers, and community.