How Do You View Wealth?
Norwegian poet Arne Garborg said that with money “you can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge, but not wisdom; glitter, but not beauty; splendor, but not warmth; fun, but not joy; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness.”
When a person maintains a balanced view of money—regarding it as a means to an end rather than an end in itself—it is possible to enjoy a greater measure of contentment. A ritual is a habit supported by an underlying belief. In order to develop or strengthen wealthy habits, you may need to change your belief about money. Once your beliefs change, the habit begins to fall into line and become a part of who you are.
If a person has a distorted view of money it can cause you to become judgmental. For example, a wealthy person might assume that those who are poor are too lazy to better themselves. They just don’t want to work! Or a person with lesser means might quickly conclude that those who have more are materialistic or greedy. Remember, a ritual is a habit supported by an underlying belief. Unless you have the proper beliefs, merely investing or saving — even in the right things -won’t create enduring wealth.
Those in the Network Marketing industry understand that wealth creation may require some financial fine-tuning, but Networkers tend to use this to create enormous results, simply because they have the understanding of wealth creation, and the underlying belief that comes with it.
We all generally know the right thing to do, but most people just don’t (or won’t) do it. The key to getting yourself to take the right actions is to use supportive, underlying beliefs to pull you toward your desired outcome.
What do most think about when the discussion turns to saving or budgeting? Don’t even mention those words! Most people would agree. Most don’t even want to think about saving, and budgeting.
So what do those words really mean when you think about it? Most think: struggle, sacrifice, doing without, pain, and suffering.
Many wealthy people don’t ever “Save.” What do they do? They pay themselves first. Paying yourself first is much more compelling and exciting than saving, isn’t it? Paying yourself is not a dirty word now is it?
To think about:
Creating wealth, and enjoying it!
What would you rather do?
Most people today just think, and talk about such things as interest rates, the state of the economy, the viability of specific financial markets, what are my stocks doing. But these are things that are, and always will be beyond your control. Today, even the most powerful people in governments seem to have trouble influencing, much less directing economies, and even interest rates. Up, down, up, down!
Why not concentrate on specific wealth creating habits that are well within your control, and which provide you with the key to financial freedom.
It’s so important to understand that you create wealth by following your heart, and fulfilling your destiny in a way that’s exciting, and fun. If you are doing something you merely tolerate (or maybe even hate) for the sake of earning a living, you are still living life at a subsistence level.
Whatever is your ultimate objective, it won’t happen all by itself. There has to be a plan, and work to be done.
Realize the practical importance of setting goals, and monitoring your progress toward their fulfillment. Look at your goals: retiring comfortably, buying a home, funding your children’s education, building an investment portfolio, or developing tax-free income.
What do you need to do to accomplish this?
When a person maintains a balanced view of money, and wealth—regarding it as a means to an end rather than an end in itself—it is possible to enjoy a greater measure of contentment.
By having a balanced view of money, and wealth, you can enjoy a measure of success.