Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
One of the main reasons people fail to reach their full potential is because they are unwilling to risk anything. They are fearful of losing, failing, or getting hurt and just want to do the things they believe will keep them safe.
It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.