New Biz Journal Article: 4 False Beliefs that Make Money Deceitful

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4 False Beliefs that Make Money Deceitful

Jul 14, 2016, 7:40am EST

There is an oft-misquoted Bible verse about money.

You’ve heard it, probably hundreds of times in your life:

Money is the root of all evil.

But here’s the problem. That’s not what it says at all. The actual verse says that the ” love of money is the root of all evil.”

If you love money and pursue it alone, I can tell you that you’ll end up a very unhappy person.

I know a lot of people with money. If their lives are in balance and money is not the only thing on their radar screen, they do just fine. They are well adjusted and successful. These people also have made decisions in their lives based on so many other factors that are not financial.

Sounds like a crazy idea at first glance, doesn’t it? But our Halftime Institute has a steady stream of these folks, so I know they exist. When faced with what was next for them, many, if not all, decided to give more weight to what makes them happy, what their gifts and talents may be, the kinds of things they have always dreamed of doing, what they believe their calling may be, and so on.

Money isn’t everything

Don’t get me wrong, money is important. But it’s not everything. If it were, than at some point there would be enough, right? But there never is. John Rockefeller was reportedly once asked about how much money was enough. Mr. Rockefeller’s response: “Just a little bit more.”

And there is the pitfall. We chase it our whole lives and mistakenly think that it will lead to fulfillment. If one of the richest men in the world was not satisfied, how can we think we will be?…READ MORE