Our minds are programmed and conditioned from our earliest moments of consciousness until our last breath. What is most important in this short life is becoming aware of these control and manipulation mechanisms in order to reappropriate and consciously use our creative energies. We should want to use them for our own benefit rather than letting them fall into the insatiable emptiness of someone else’s design.
Money, riches, material wealth, and prosperity are undoubtedly among the most powerful and prevalent ideas in our civilization. Unfortunately, the majority of us have been programmed with poverty, lack, and scarcity consciousness and are unaware of it, acting out scripts, programs, and conditions that keep us weak, enslaved, unfulfilled, and generally unhappy. Ideas such as “richer” and “poorer” are incredibly potent, triggering, and either immediately empowering or debilitating.
We can choose to shift our perspective and begin to rewire our perceptions in that very moment, elevating our minds and depolarizing our bodies from these misunderstandings. By broadening our perspectives and releasing negative attachments formed through indoctrination and brainwashing, we can re-encode and repurpose lies and distortions into fundamental building blocks for a better, stronger foundation on which to build a new and more fulfilling life.
Words have meaning.
Rich people, and not just financially, seek out problems to solve. The more difficult and broad-reaching the endeavor, the more interesting, engaging, and potentially profitable it is, and the greater the likelihood of making a real and lasting difference.
They welcome conflict in order to discern and discover what the true issues are, the root causes, to educate themselves about potential solutions, to invest in skill sets and knowledge that will be required of them — or to seek out experts, professionals, or those who are already successful in the arena they’re delving into. They understand the importance of leveraging their efforts and time, so they surround themselves with smart, trained, experienced warriors who don’t mind hard work, are already busy, and can teach them something.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Rich people are lifelong learners. They get mud, shit, sticks, and stones thrown at them from all angles, including (and especially) their families, but they get up, dust themselves off, and keep going. They establish firm boundaries and protect their space both within and without.
They know that time is a precious resource that they cannot afford to waste because they will never earn enough money to buy more. They understand that maintaining their health — whether psychological, physical, emotional, or spiritual — is critical, because they would regret becoming ill or even dying before achieving their various aims, goals, and missions in this short life. They understand that they will never get everything done, but they will do their best, improve on their best, build momentum, reach their potential, push their edges and limits, and leave a legacy that may last well beyond their time here.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
Poor people, not just financially, do everything they can to avoid problems, simplify and minimize their lives, avoid conflict, and maintain as much control as possible over every situation, relationship, eventuality, and outcome.
They are afraid of losing what little they have, so they manipulate, coerce, beg, borrow, and steal even (and especially) from their families (including adopted families). They are perpetual victims of life, circumstance, politics, the Man, and conspiracies.
There’s never enough money, so they have to track every penny and know where it comes from. When they do get money, they spend it carelessly and aimlessly because, as they say, “Life isn’t all about money, you know? You’ve gotta live!” There is much that they deserve and are entitled to.
They attempt to do everything on their own because they think they can’t afford to pay anyone and that they can’t ask for assistance unless they can pay for it. They’ll pick up a lot of skills, uncover hidden talents, and occasionally experience joy in their endeavors, but the weight, isolation, and never-ending struggle to make ends meet will always hold them back, slow them down, and restrict their mind, body, and spirit. It will also keep them on the verge of despair and depression and prevent them from ever getting a good night’s sleep.
They will rise up, organize protests, form gatherings of dissidents or groups with the self-proclaimed socially just, and speak the “truth,” which they believe to be the real truth. If only people would listen to them, if politicians and bankers genuinely cared, perhaps the world would be a more peaceful and livable place, and there would be more free money available to all…
Being wealthy isn’t just a question of having lots of money. It’s a question of what we want. Wealth isn’t an absolute, it’s relative to desire.
All ideas of scarcity and lack are a lie. Rich people know this, while poor people wear it like a badge of honor.
We choose our perspectives with which we color, code, program, and perceive the world.
Life is short, so you’d better be right, whatever you decide is true, and whatever you choose to do.