Having considered all of these people who do so much good in the world and all of this financial advice intended to help you organize yourself to give more and do more, I’d like to give you some ideas about how to keep score, how to measure your success.
Let me begin by saying that the least important measure of your real success in life is your net worth. Money’s only value is the good we can do with it. If your net worth is large enough to allow you to give time and energy to your cause then it is enough. So much the better if you can leave a few dollars to support your cause when you go.
As important as I think it is for you to give to your charity, what you have given should not be compared to anyone else. The only relevant measure of your giving is to compare what you have given to what you could have given. If you feel you could have given more, then give more now. It is never too late to start doing more good.