“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Striving to be better, either in our career, health, finances, or personal outlook doesn’t just change and improve ourselves as individuals, it makes the lives of the people we love better and makes our interactions with those that we are connected to better as well.
The positive focus you generate when embarking upon striving for improvement in no matter what aspect of your life, has the effect of consciously or subconsciously providing inspiration to others.
When applying this concept through the prism of striving for financial security we can provide examples of how this affects other people:
– The negative impact of financial stress on family life is well documented and by striving to be financially responsible and working towards financial independence we can create a more harmonious family environment for ourselves, partner and children.
– Being financially independent gives us the freedom to contribute either our time or resources to causes or people we are passionate about helping.
– Focusing on improving our financial situation and planning long term for our retirement frees up limited community and government resources for people who do not have the capacity to do similar.
The examples, when applied are broad and varied, but striving to be better in whatever areas of our lives we wish to focus on has the wonderful corresponding effect of also changing and improving the lives of others around us, making the act of striving a powerful act of love for either family, friends, or our community.