If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer through the changes. If they think money will solve problems; I am afraid those people will have a rough ride. Intelligence solves problems and produce money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.
Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep. We have all heard stories of lottery winners who are poor, then suddenly rich, then poor again. If you want to be rich, you need to be financially literate.
People are working for money whereas they should be working for purpose. This ultimately leads to depression.
By Robert T Kiyosaki
Leisure is just as necessary to success as work. It is the right balance of the two that allows you to perform effectively and consistently. Never forget that.
The biggest error in today’s work habits, as I see it, is not that people aren’t working hard enough (they surely are) but that they are not giving themselves enough quality leisure time, and their work is suffering as a result.
Leisure is not a reward for a job well done; leisure is part of the job. This is an important distinction. You don’t oil and grease your car at the end of a long trip: you use the oil and grease all through the trip so your car will run smoothly.
Leisure allows you to relax, to let go, to give the mind a break, to turn off. This is necessary, for it is when the mind is in a state of relaxation, away from the quotas and deadlines, that creative new ideas are given the opportunity to surface and make themselves known.
Universities have, for centuries, operated with this principle. They call it a sabbatical. Once every seven years a professor is encourage to take a year off to study or travel and, most importantly, to escape from the duties of professorship. The theory is that, after the year, the professor will come back invigorated, with new, stimulating ideas that in turn will enrich the university and its students. The theory is well grounded in fact.
Give yourself quality leisure time to relax and enjoy yourself not because you’re lazy, but because you love success.
Most people are so busy working hard that they will never be successful. We have been taught, wrongly, that hard work is the way to success. Hard work without balance of leisure almost always leads to failure. It is the leisure time between work that allows you to return to your project again and again, refreshed, with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.
It might be of interest to note that most major achievers in this work have reported that they made their biggest breakthroughs after taking time out for contemplation and reassessment.
From Money Success and you, by John Kehoe
Academic qualifications, money, status and the desire for lots of worldly possessions have eclipsed our physical, emotional and spiritual energy. If you doubt this, ask yourself whether you are any happier or healthier than your parents were or theirs before them. We may be wealthier or more intellectual but our stressful lifestyle plays havoc with our health and interferes with most of our relationships.
Once we learn to manage our emotions we need never live at the mercy of our moods.
It’s a wise person who understands that we can’t be successful alone. Whether we like it or not, all achievements involve help, support, ideas, information or even money from others; and if we want their co-operation, we must lean self-control.
It’s important to accept that you have a right to all of your feelings.
The more successful we are. The better we feel; and when we feel great we release even more energy. This is what being motivated means.
Motivation is not about hype. It’s about how you use your emotional energy and it can only come from within. Although we may believe that we’re motivated by quality of life, money, status or power, in reality we’re only motivated for two reasons. The first is to create the life that we want and the second is to move away from situations that don’t suit us. The second is motivated by fear and it roots you in the past. You may want to move away, but without a vision or destination you’ll have no idea in which direction you are heading.
Remember that all experiences – especially the bad ones – have the potential to strengthen you, if you choose. And if you’re going through difficult times currently, bear in mind that because of this experience you’ll be much stronger in future.
A few people may not like who you are, but why let this dent your self-esteem? When it comes to our personalities understand that it’s one area where you simply can’t please all of the people all the time. It’s part of accepting who you are.
By Sephanie Vermeulen
“It is not where you come from that matters but where you are going.”
Take time to listen to your inner voice. What is it telling you? Find that calm and quiet time and place and ask yourself questions – “Am I in the right relationship?” “Is my job draining me?” “Where is my life taking me?” Stop looking for answers far away. The answer lies within you. Most of the time we admire heroes far away, when the hero is inside you. All you have to do is believe in yourself.
Stay away from negative forces. Remember, a negative message repeated long enough results in someone believing in it. But a positive message repeated long enough makes you feel invincible.
That is why I start off each morning with this affirmation:
“I feel good about myself. I feel fantastic. I feel wide-awake. I’m ready to take on the world. I’m also ready to learn. I’m ready to burn because I’m fantastic, and yes I am somebody.”