I was very fortunate to grow up in a fairly affluent family. We were far from great wealth, however.
I was lucky enough growing up to not really want for anything that money could buy. My perception of great wealth goes beyond that. I look at some people who come from families that allow them to do the things that drive them or they want to do.
If I had grown up in great wealth it’s likely adulthood would have been impacted greater than my childhood. I would have liked to have started some businesses and set up some charities.
I’ve spent a lot of time throughout my life being involved with charities as much as I can. I haven’t had much wealth as an adult to be able to donate money. I have often donated my time since I didn’t have the money.
I would like to get back to that more. I also wish I had the money to be able to start businesses and to be able to market the services I have. Having great wealth would almost always put any of us in a better chance to succeed.
Getting the chance is the first and often biggest step to being successful. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can often make life easier.
I’ve always been a person of many ideas and have a mind that is constantly going. One of the first I ideas I had for a business post college was to start a fantasy football website. I often wonder if I had pursued it where I would be now.
With great wealth, I would have been able to pay someone to help me develop this. My lack of assertiveness has also hurt me throughout my life.
Anxiety has held me back. I get nervous when I had to do anything that might involve rejection. Whether it’s asking out women or in a business setting it’s myself I am often afraid of.
With “great wealth” I might have been more confident in many aspects of my life. It would have hopefully led to more confidence, more assertiveness and maybe more success. The reality is that most of us are not that fortunate.