Many people who don’t have a lot of extra money often have misconceptions about money itself and those that can say “I am wealthy.” These misconceptions may include things you heard when you were young, like:
- Money doesn’t grow on trees,
- money is the root of all evil,
- you have to work hard for money,
- money can’t buy happiness,
- spiritual people can’t be wealthy,
- rich people are greedy,
- there is not enough money for everyone to be wealthy,
- and you can’t have that because we can’t afford it.
I’m sure that most of you reading this can identify with one or more of these beliefs, and could add several more to the list.
The important thing is: These misconceptions are just beliefs we adopted when we were young from those closest to us. These beliefs, if we are still holding onto them, are not set in stone, and are therefore able to be changed. We can actually make the conscious choice to reprogram ourselves to achieve any level of wealth that we desire.
So, is it healthy to be wealthy? You bet it is! Read on to understand why it is in our best interests to be wealthy.
Rich VS Poor: What’s it like to be a wealthy person?
First, it is a good idea to understand our reasons for wanting to be rich as these reasons if strong enough will help us to set goals and keep us focused on our pursuit of wealth.
Rich vs Poor: Why should I want to be rich? The advantages are numerous and will vary with each of us. They may include:
- To have more free time to spend with loved ones and being able to provide everything they need for a comfortable life
- Having the ability to travel more frequently and in style
- To have more time to pursue hobbies/sports/entertainment
- Being able to afford the best education and healthcare for yourself and your loved ones
- To be able to afford the best and safest toys/cars/houses and other goods and services that you may desire
- You will never need to look at the price tag on anything ever again.
Poor people worry more about money, about how they will pay their bills, if they can afford to have a birthday party for their children, how much they can afford to spend on a second-hand car, which school they can afford to send their kids to, and if they can afford to repair the leaking roof.
Being wealthy alleviates many stresses that poor and middle-class people are constantly subjected to, allowing them to live a more relaxed easy-going lifestyle.
Being wealthy allows us to make a positive difference.
Having excess wealth means we can live our own lives in the manner we choose. We can vacation where and when we want and spend our time in the pursuit of things that interest us and bring us satisfaction and joy. The ability to follow our passions allows us to be in a happy, healthy and in a relaxed state most of the time. This also has the benefit of positively affecting those around us.
We can make a positive difference in the lives of others by paying for the best medical care for our loved ones and friends, providing the best educational opportunities for those around us, and discretely paying for the groceries for someone who is less financially able to do so. We can give to charities that do work we consider beneficial, we can donate our time to inspire/help others to achieve their goals, and we can retreat to our own private sanctuary for a break whenever we wish to.
There is no downside to being wealthy. However, there are a few wealthy people that use their wealth in negative ways. This is a flaw in the person and has nothing to do with money! If you can use wealth to improve your life and the lives of others in uplifting and inspiring ways, then it becomes a duty for you to become wealthy and to encourage others to try to achieve the same. Think of all the good that you could accomplish! Think of all the people that you would be able to help!
This is MY life: Change your mind change your life!
This is your life and you can choose to change negative thinking patterns that you have about money so that you can begin living the life you want to. You have to consciously choose to use the power of positive thinking, regularly, to reprogram your current habitual thoughts that have been sabotaging your life in relationship to money so that new beliefs about money are created in your unconscious mind. The power of positive thinking will lead you to make better decisions based around money and open you up to new possibilities and opportunities that you may have previously been unaware of.
We live in a world of cause and effect. Everything we think, (cause) leads to an action/inaction, and then there is a result, (effect). To change our current circumstances (the results/effects of our past thinking) we must change the negative thinking patterns that got us here. Or to put it another way, our subconscious conditioning determines our thinking patterns, which determines our decisions, which determines our actions which eventually determine our outcomes in life.
How to live a better life: Control your thoughts.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? However, it is not always that easy to overcome the unconscious programming that we inherited from those around us as we were growing up.
First, we must cultivate an awareness of our thought process. Then we need to understand how our thoughts have created the life that we currently have. We can then learn to disassociate from those thoughts that are not serving our best interests by realizing that they are something we learned and we are not those thoughts.
We actually always have a choice in the present moment to be and do differently than what our past conditioning is telling us. So choose now to adopt thoughts that support your new goals for financial success, abundance, and happiness. It takes time, however, if you remain focused and determined, you will succeed in creating the life that you truly desire.
For more tips on how to do this refer to my blogs: How to have a better life by overcoming negative thinking and How can I control my thoughts.
What’s it like to be a wealthy person?
People are people. Most wealthy people are good people who have achieved wealth by helping and supporting others, by providing needed product and services, and by overcoming many personal and professional obstructions on their journey. They are normally bold in character, understanding of others, willing to listen to new ideas, generous and confident.
All things considered, money is a tool to be used to open up a whole world of possibilities that are not available to people without wealth. It creates freedom of time so that the wealthy can spend their time doing the things they want to be doing, so they can live their life to the fullest.
Who among us does not want this type of freedom?
I look forward to seeing what you think about wealth and wealthy people. Please leave your comments below.
With love and respect for you all on your journey through life,