By Robert Stuberg |
Have you ever thought that there might be a connection between your income level and the length of your life?
Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the amount of money you earn and the length of time you will live.
I find this interesting to think about.
For example, more than one study has shown that the percentage of heart attacks in companies is greater with the clerical group than the executive group. Other studies compare manual laborers to professional positions and show the same trend. The lower the income level, the greater the medical risk and the shorter the life line.
When you think about it, there are obvious reasons why this happens. Those who earn the most typically live in the best houses, eat the most nutritious foods, have the most leisure time, enjoy the best medical care, and take longer and more interesting vacations. Money and position often leads to a better quality of life.
While part of me doesn’t necessary like this fact, the reality of it makes me want to keep reaching to earn more. We get to decide how much we will earn and, more often than not, we settle for much less that we are capable of earning. Maybe learning about this will give you yet another reason to expand your capabilities and to provide an even greater level of service.
The formula never changes. If you want to increase your rewards, you first need to increase your service. And now you have some extra motivation because the more you make, the longer you will live.