Day Six: Money Isn’t Everything…

At some point, your life will become less about what’s pricey, than it is about what’s priceless. Be sure to save the best parts of you for the moment when that happens.

People are far too obsessed with labels these days. It’s all about whose name your wearing: If it’s not (insert latest designer name here), then it’s garbage. Or, if you’re still wearing shoes by so and so, then you need to get caught up.

Well, my philosophy has always been, if it feels good, looks good, and the price is right, then I’m all over it—but I realize I’m in the minority. The point is, trends change. What was hot a year ago is not likely as hot now and chasing after what’s “in” is bound to drive you crazy at some point.

You have to begin to understand the part of you that isn’t obsessed or concerned about the materials you possess. You have to become cognizant that, in order to grow, you have to be deeper than the surface.

Why?

Well, believe it or not, at some point material things will play a secondary role in your life.  You’ll want more for yourself than just a nod of approval from your “crew”. You’ll want to know that you are respected—no matter who you’re wearing—because you are a person of quality and dignity.

Am I saying that there’s something evil or wrong with wearing designer clothing? Absolutely not. But, when you take those labels and make them a criteria for judging the worth of yourself or others, then that’s a problem.

It may sound cheesy but, in the long term, what do you want people to say about you when you’re gone: that you were a great dresser or you were a great person?

Think about it.

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