Not many people know John D Rockefeller (without first using google), however you don’t need google to tell you the significance of Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr.
John D Rockefeller was an American business magnate. He was one of the wealthiest people of his time. Albert Einstein was an ordinary guy, who at sometimes would get lost on his way to home from work.
Eisntein was not the richest person in town, but he was the most significant. My friend TJ Malamule may not be the wealthiest person in town (in time he will be), but he is undoubtedly the most influential in his circle of people (and there are many in his circle). TJ does work that matters, work that touches people, work that is significant.
This is not a popularity contest, it is a significance contest.
History rewards people of significance. Strive to be a person of significance.
By all means make a living, its important, however significance comes when you do work that matters, work that touches and work makes the world better than we found it.
What did you do today that made the world a better place, not only for you and your immediate family and friends, but for people, some you wouldn’t even know?
Making a living and being significant are not necessarily the same thing but are also not necessarily mutually exclusive