Many people have avoided or have a fear of becoming wealthy because they are afraid of what they may become. My advice to them would be not to worry about what you will become if you became wealthy but what you are now. I believe money does not change who you are as a person. It acts as a magnifying lens to magnify your true character. If you have cracks and flaws in your character they will be magnified and exposed to more people. All the things we don’t want exposed we should remove or repair.
If you are a person who gives when you don’t have much you will be a person who will give more when you have more. That doesn’t mean giving without guidance. You can give financially to a person who is not mentally ready to handle it and completely destroy them. Money like any other tool requires wisdom in its proper storage and usage. Like a tool, if it is not stored or used properly it can be dangerous to the user and those nearby.
It is an illusion to believe a person will start giving “once they get on their feet”. If you are person who acts selfish, money will simply give you more opportunities to act selfish. Notice I used ACT selfish not ARE selfish. Acting is something that you can change at will, while being is out of your control. You cannot stop being human. You can stop acting human but you still will be human.
One truth that must be understood is that money is an illusion that can be created at will. I will explain this concept in detail in another blog. For now, the focus should not be what money will make you become, but what you must become to make money. Most of us have never been taught the necessary emotional and character traits that allows us to become emotionally and financial successful. We have been told plenty of what not to do, but very little of what to do.
There are six traits that must be constantly worked on for financial success to happen. These traits are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Did you notice how all of them are internal traits that you must direct towards others. True success is rarely if at all about you. As my current status on my FaceBook page states “A person that works well alone can invent a wheel. A person that works well with others can invent an automobile. Great success requires others.”
Spend time working on those character traits and you will be amazed how your life, not just financially will grow beyond what you thought was possible.
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