What is prosperity if it is not just about money?
Prosperity is most commonly associated with money or wealth however it is more than that.
Wikipedia defines prosperity as “Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes other factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.”
Money without good health and happiness is not prosperity. We need to have all areas covered.
“Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not”. – Jerry Gellis
Let’s have a look at each of the three areas in the Wikipedia definition as we answer the question – what is prosperity?
What is Prosperity – It includes health
It is often said that “health is the real wealth”.
Health is fundamental to being happy as without our health we cannot really enjoy all that life has to offer. Believe me I know this first hand!
I have always understood good health was important and I have eaten well and exercised all my life. That did not prevent me from facing a major health challenge this year. My health has now taken on a higher priority in my life.
However here is the kicker – to be really healthy you need money.
Money is the vehicle that enables us to eat good organic food, to take supplements and look after our bodies properly.
What is Prosperity – It includes happiness
Do we need money to be happy?
I do not believe we do however money is a vehicle that enable us to have choices in our lives. If things like travel make us happy we need money to do that.
Happiness is a choice.
I recently wrote a blog post on the subject …..12 Ways To Be Happy Right Now
Here is al little from it…
There are many ways to be happy and I will share 12 of them here that are simple and will get you fast results.
I believe everything we do in our lives is in the pursuit of happiness. Whether we want business success, great relationships, more money or to travel it is because we believe it will make us happy. You can read the rest [HERE]
What is Prosperity – It includes money
“When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.” – Wayne Dyer
Money does not guarantee us health or happiness. Money gives us choices in our life.
For a long time I have understood the importance of residual income.
Facing a major health challenge and not being able to work this year amplified the need for residual income. I am grateful we do have some and we are committed to building it.
You never know what life is is going to deal you so be prepared – build a residual income.
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What is Prosperity? – Wealth, Health and Happiness
You can have it all!
Wealth, health and happiness are not mutually exclusive. In fact to have true prosperity you need all three areas covered.
“Being free and prosperous in a world at peace. That’s our ultimate goal”. – Ronald Reagan
Back to the question – what is prosperity ?…… do you agree that includes more than money?
Remember to leave me your thoughts.