It’s easy to get caught up in the heady buzz of making money. You should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car—you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road—but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!
Whatever you do, think about what you really value.
Tim O’Reilly, Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles