Hard Work Doesn’t Make You Rich! But What Does?
Marlen’s story inspired me to explore the money issue further. Have you ever thought about why some people swim in money and others never have it?
One would say that rich people work hard, but how many hard-working people do you know, who work day and night, but only have enough to get by? Yet there are some very wealthy people who don’t work at all but seem to live very well.
It would seem that the contrast between the rich and the poor is becoming more distinctive, so the logical conclusion is: hard work doesn’t mean money!
What does then? Saving up? Counting pennies? That’s ridiculous! I have a friend, who never spends, but is always broke.
So there should be something else to it …
What you think of money, will determine how much you have it
In a broader sense – if you enjoy good food, love yourself, buying beautiful things, travelling the world, you will get the money for it, or to be more accurate – you subconsciously attract money your way.
To understand how to create our realities, we need to realize that everything in this world is energy: money and our thoughts included.
The entire physical universe is made up of pure energy and vibration. When you have the insight to see everything as vibration, the nature of the universe is revealed to you and you are in control of your reality.
Every thought that we have about money or anything else, creates energy vibration and this energy starts to attract similar energies. Simply put – our thoughts are like magnets. That is the reason why cultivating positive thoughts are so important (think about your meditation practice).
When we send these energies to the universe, we attract other energies (things, situations, people) that harmonize with them. This is called Law of Attraction – like attracts like.
Law of attraction is one of the most powerful forces in the universe and like gravitation, it exists whether you believe in it or not.
That means that your current financial situation is the outcome of your thoughts that you have had for the past days, months or years.
More than 100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie, one of the most powerful men at the time asked a young journalist Napoleon Hill to interview 500 richest people in order to discover and publish the formula for success.
Hill devoted 20 years to find out the secret of wealth. His work resulted in the book “Think and Grow Rich”, which is still the best-selling non-fictional book in the world. The results are concluded in short: wealth is the result of thinking.
You are responsible for your own lack of money
It may sound harsh, but the painful truth is you have to take responsibility for your lack of money.
It’s easy to blame the wealthy, government, class system, your employer etc, just to absolve yourself of responsibility. If you think that your financial situation is other people’s fault, then you can’t help yourself. All you can do is sit and moan. You are victimizing yourself voluntarily!
Hard work is nothing to do with wealth. People with poverty mentality can work punishing hours, but if they are sending negative thoughts and feelings about money at the same time, they won’t attract it. Feelings and emotions are more powerful than physical efforts.
Negative thoughts you shouldn’t have:
“Money won’t make me happy!”
“Who I am to be at that level!?”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
“We can’t afford it.”
“Who do you think I am, the Bank of England?”
“They’re filthy rich!”
“There are hungry people all over the world.”
Also, despite our yearning for more, we have many hidden limiting beliefs about money that may be stopping money coming to us!
Over time we tend to fall into financial patterns that generate a fairly narrow range of results. We become comfortable with certain financial experiences; even if we don’t like those experiences, they’re familiar to us, so we gravitate back to them.
Have you ever looked at an ideal job but started to panic when you saw a huge salary? There are hidden beliefs about money and your worth that may even stop you applying for the post.
How to become better with money
To attract more money and opportunities your way simply open your heart to them. Love yourself – you are not worth less than anybody else and the only thing that makes you poorer than the rich, is the fact that the rich believe they are worth what they have.
Wealthy people are no more clever than the rest of us and 2/3 of billionaires are self-made – it’s all up to ourselves.
Positive thoughts to have:
When you get a negative thought such as “Who do I think I am, thinking I can get that post?” in your head, tell it to shut up and go away.
Remember, positive thoughts will make you feel happy. Happiness will make you feel motivated and energized – and more able to succeed.
Concentrate on, be grateful for, and enjoy what you have rather than moaning about what you don’t have.
Feel ‘rich’. Take pride in yourself, wear clean clothes, eat well, make the best of what you have rather than waiting for how you can be when you are rich.
Whatever you focus your attention on, you will attract – so think about money and wealth coming into your life rather than focusing on the credit card debts.
What do you think about?