Generational Health > Generational Wealth
I've been in a season of reflection and questioning what I want out of life. It's amazing to me how I hadn't asked myself this question so explicitly and questioned whether the system that I was implementing was the right system to generate the outcomes that I desire.
One of the lies that I believe that we tell ourselves, especially in the entrepreneurial community, is that "financial freedom" is having millions of dollars where we have a semblance of generational wealth. It's not until we accomplish this, that we can focus on health and happiness. This is completely ridiculous.
I truly feel that I won the life lottery. I was born into an amazing family, in an amazing part of the world with some great gifting and skills. I notice that there is a narrative that I had built internally that in order to be a good steward of the blessings I've been given that I needed to be financially successful. I can confidently say that my parents who love me dearly did not look at me and pray for me as I grew and said "I hope that he is rich". I have never once thought that about my own children either, because we know that the amount of money we have is not correlated to the health and happiness that we enjoy.
To truly be a good steward of the blessings that I've been given is to pursue generational health. That I would focus on my holistic health (mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual) and pass these perspectives, practices and philosophies on to my children.
When I orient my life around the purpose of creating generational health for my family, everything flips. The systems that I have been building to drive outcomes in my life are clearly pointed in the wrong direction. The purpose that my business plays into what I want out of life changes. It has truly changed my life, and I believe that if we all pursued and celebrated generational health it would change our world.