Suze Orman was quoted as stating the following: "Money is one of the most important sources of happiness."
If you buy into that philosophy, you've got a shallow view on life.
Money is just the score of the game.
The money you have says nothing of whether you're enjoying the game, or playing your best, or playing fairly, or building relationships with those you're playing with.
The idea is to have fun, play your best, practice like crazy, and the score (i.e. money) will take care of itself.
The best college basketball coach in history, John Wooden, never wanted his players to focus on the score of the game. His team won the most games because his players focussed on "the inner score card".
Says Mr. John Wooden: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."