Why we love money
Money, money, money
It's a fact. We love money. It may not make sense. But we do. At least, I do. I don't know why. I'll admit it, it doesn't make sense. But I still chase it. I want it. I crave it. It's my drive. I breathe it. I live it.
Why do we love money? Maybe it's our culture. It's the way we're programmed here in the West. We all want nice shiny things. And that's ok. I want lots of money. I'm not ashamed of that fact. I'm proud of it. Let's get back to the question... why do we love money? Maybe it's because money means power and we're all hungry for power. We want influence. We want to be admired. Respected. Some feel as if money is your report card after you graduate... The more money you have and the more money you are earning, the more successful you are... Is money really a measure of success? To some people, sure it is. Actually, let me rephrase that... Here in the West, I'd say to most people, money is a measure of success... Let's face it. We respect people who drive flashy cars and wear nice expensive clothes. It's just a reality of our society. We all want to be rich, right? Well, why aren't we all rich?
Why aren't we all rich?
Well, in my opinion, I think the final reason some people aren't rich is because they simply feel like they don't deserve it. They don't believe they're good enough. The reality is though(and I hope you know this already) that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are not smarter than you. They're not better than you in any way actually... They have just reached more of their potential than you have. You're just as good as they are and you can become ultra rich like them. Remember that. You have to believe yourself if you want to get rich and make lots of money. What? You don't want to be rich? Stop fooling yourself. Of course you do, don't hide it. Don't be ashamed of it. You have to commit to becoming rich. You have to accept the fact that as irrational as it is, you crave money and all the power and respect it brings with it. That's completely fine too.
The Most Important Thing To Remember About Money
The most important thing about money in my opinion that you MUST remember before it's too late is that you should not ever sell your soul for money. What do I mean by that? Never go against your gut, against your principles for a dollar. That means, don't sell your body, don't steal, don't rip people off, don't cheat, etc... Don't let your hunger for money taint your reputation or destroy you. Money is a powerful thing and if you let it, it will destroy you. It will take away everything you have from you. It will take away your moral compass. It will take away everything you care about. How? It's happened before. Some people get so obsessed with money that they forget about what really matters in their lives... You can't let money take control because it will if you let it... You have to keep control . Money in itself is very powerful... but it's the idea of money, the concept of money that is powerful. I'm not talking about the little pieces of paper with pictures on it. That's worthless. I mean MONEY. What money really means.
Here's a little more advice. Never get attached to money. You have to be able to lose it all without breaking down. Realize that money is very vulnerable and if you don't treat it right, it will leave you faster than it came. Much faster. Money wants your love and respect. If you don't love it and respect it, it will leave you... Sometimes, even if you treat it with all the love and respect in the world, it will still leave you! It has a mind of its own... So, never get too attached. Remember that no matter how much money you lose, you have built an earning mindset, an earning potential that will never leave you. What I mean by this is that over the years you have learned how to make money and that knowledge will never leave you. You'll never forget. So even if you make 100 billion dollars and lose it all one day. You could now easily rebuild from scratch and in many ways at that point when you don't even have a single penny to your name, you're in many ways a lot richer than 99.9% of the people on the planet because you have that potential within you.
So how the heck am I supposed to make all that money I want?
You're already closer than you think. The first step is that you have to realize that you actually want it. You want to be rich. Make the decision that you want to be rich. Be clear about it. If you're not 100% clear with yourself that you want to be rich, you'll screw yourself up and you won't make a penny. Second, you have to believe in yourself, you have to realize that you can have it, you can get it. You can create all the wealth in the world. Rich people are not smarter than you in any way. You're just as good as them. If they could do it, you could do it. I know some rich people who are complete idiots and believe me they're really rich. If they could do it, I know for a fact you can do it too. It doesn't take a genius to make a million or a billion dollars.
My best piece of advice on how to become rich is to keep reading articles like this one about how to get rich and actually take the time to carry out everything you learn. You have to take action on what you are reading.
Keep your eyes open for opportunities. They're everywhere.
Remember that time is more important than money. So, let's say you're making 25$ an hour now, if you find an opportunity to start making 50$ an hour, you should pounce on it like a lion because you'll be saving 50% of your time.
Finally, be a lion, be a hunter. Stop being the hunted. It's a rough world out there and you need to toughen up. You need to be the hunter and not the hunted.
I hope you enjoyed reading this. Good luck! I wish you wealth beyond your wildest dreams, if you want it and if you can handle it of course.