“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.”
~ H.L. Mencken
One of our sons was upset when he built a house and didn’t make a profit selling it. I was proud of what he had done. I told him he had created something that would give me and others pleasure every time we drove past it. The pleasure I derived was from what he created and the quality of his work. It was not related to how much money he made or lost. I honor his work because of what he put into it and not the sale price.
Do you build and work only to make money, or do you also value creating something? Everything has its results, and the long-term results are ultimately not in the dollar sign but in the life sign.
To see your true worth, see the value in what you do or create beyond its material compensation.