Who don’t want to be wealthy? Who don’t want abundance in valuable resources, such as financial possession, real estate, talents, skills and knowledge resources? We’ve all dreamed of wealth. We don’t want to be poor and suffer from the culprit of excessive debts. We want to buy the things we want, we want to have the ability to help other people, and we want to share as many things as we can to share to our family, our friends and to our community. Poverty may not be as bad as a crime, but being poor can be a sign of the lack of hard work, self-discipline, education and wisdom. When you’re poor, you might face lots of troubles in this world where people are so attached to the material things. Therefore, creating spiritual or material wealth is an essential as making your world and life revolving. The following discussions will guide you on how to build your true wealth.
Find a great seed
Have a great cause for creating your wealth. Ask yourself why do you want to be wealthy? Make sure that your honest answers are based on great principles. If you are only aiming to acquire wealth to become famous, to have something to boast or to buy things extravagantly, then you should hesitate to continue. This is because those purposes are weak and shallow. You will never build true and lasting wealth on those causes. Instead, have a great purpose in building your wealth. The wealthiest people in the world have created wealth and riches because they aimed to help and make the lives of people better. Remember that Bill Gates of Microsoft became wealthy by co-inventing the Windows – an invention that opened the windows of many people to the world.
Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources, whether tangible or intangible possessions. Abundance is something that is overflowing… something great, tall and big. Moreover, wealth is like a giant tree that continuously bears fruits. Thus, you need to implant it deeply within yourself. You need to value it greatly. You should value it like you value your life. You need to plant your great seed deeper into your heart and mind. If you will plant your seed deeper, you’re roots will grow deeper and stronger. Hence, you will have a strong stand on your will despite of trials and troubles that you may face along the way.
But how will you establish that seed deeply and strongly into yourself? The answer is knowing thyself. You need to know who you really are. And not only that, you must also know the best of what you are. Therefore have enough time to assess yourself, your skills, talents, principles in life, your strengths and weaknesses, and your rooms for improvements. The more you will know and understand yourself, the deeper you will establish your will to create wealth. Just think of the college dropouts (Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steve Jobs of Apple, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook) who became billionaires – they’ve gained so much success, by knowing themselves, choosing the best that they can be, and maximizing their talents and skills.
Focus and make big sacrifices
When you direct your life to creating wealth, you need to give up other things that you are currently holding on. Remember that you are not just planting grasses, but you are planting a big tree that will give you long-term benefits. Hence, you need to let go your other goals and ambitions that will hinder the building of your wealth. You must concentrate on one thing – your best chosen way to achieve you wealth. Once you have defined your great purpose in creating wealth and have determined your best assets, skills and talents, you should focus your time and energy in accomplishing all the steps and procedures to realize your wealth.
People live in a world full of opportunities. However, these opportunities aren’t all good. Most of them are distractions which can prevent you from attaining your real goal. Consider Bill Gates again for example. Completing college in a prestigious university like Harvard is a great accomplishment, but Gates sacrifice that big opportunity in exchange to a bigger opportunity, that is, starting their software company that eventually became one of the greatest companies in the world – Microsoft Corporation.
Making great things or creating abundance is a difficult task that needs the help of other people. Building a big dream or desire needs a lot of helping hands. Thus, you don’t need to do it alone. Instead, you should get people to help you. Remember that people who became so wealthy have built an army to build their empire of wealth. You cannot conquer a colossal thing alone. Therefore, you need to become a leader – a leader of yourself and a leader of people. First you need to lead yourself and help it rise as a focused, patient and a diligent person who is determined to succeed his goal. Once you have led yourself in the right path, you are now ready to lead other people to a common goal – to build your wealth and to share wealth to others. For example, since businesses and enterprises are the greatest sources of wealth, you need to be a better manager to your workers. You need to motivate and make them happy so that you will earn their enthusiasm in carrying out your business goals. Furthermore, you also need to help your customers so that they will help you generate more sales. The main point here is to help others so that they will also help you. Remember the golden rule: “do unto others what you want them to do to you”. Also, don’t forget to ask help from God – ask help by serving Him.
Creating abundance means you should create something that is big and deep. Just like creating a source of water, the deeper you dig the more water you will have. Thus you need to be established with great purpose, principles and values in creating your wealth. The richest and wealthiest personalities in the world have their own different and specific ways in creating wealth. Some of them acquired wealth through business, while others have earned their wealth through their careers, such as the world’s top athletes and celebrities. However, no matter how different the talents, skills and strategies they have used to acquire their wealth, they have traveled and walked on the similar roads. They’ve travelled on greatness, and they’ve brought the same level of focus, diligence, patience, values and principles.