Wealth File #12:
Rich People Think “Both.”
Poor People Think “Either/Or.”
As Harv Eker puts it, rich people live in a world of abundance, poor people live in a world of limitations. Many believe money and happiness are mutually exclusive, that either you can be rich or you can be happy. Again, this is nothing more than “poor” mentality programming. Do you want a successful career or a close relationship with your family? Seriously, think about it. What do you choose? The poor* will choose one. But why? Why you need to choose between the two? Why not both? The rich – the wise ones, of course – choose both. Be smart and choose both!
Do you want to focus on business or have fun and play? Both! Do you want money or meaning in your life? Both! Do you want to be rich or happy? Both! I choose both! You see, poor people always choose one. Poor people* feel that there is not enough and you can’t have everything. There is truth in that. Rich people, on the other hand, think there is plenty for everybody and you can have everything you truly want. You can’t have everything but you can have what you want. It’s possible. Poor people believe in scarcity; rich people believe in abundance. The difference couldn’t be bigger! Do you have to choose between wealth and happiness? No, of course not! Money is important and happiness is important. You can have both. Eker puts it in proper perspective: “Money enables you to ‘slide’ through life instead of having to ‘scrape’ by. Money brings freedom.” It can’t give or buy you freedom, but it can bring you freedom and make you smile.
Harv Eker writes, “If I can be an example for anything, it would be that you can be a kind, loving, caring, generous, and spiritual person and be really frickin’ rich… My friends, being kind, generous, and loving has nothing to do with what is or isn’t in your wallet. Those attributes come from what is in your heart.” Did you hear (or to be exact, read) that? It’s all about you! There we are again. I already cover this in the previous posts…. Money can’t make you someone you already are. You are who you are no matter what is or isn’t inside your wallet or bank account. So, you can be happy and you can be rich! You can choose both – I choose both. Yes, we can. Life is abundance. Yeah!
[*I need to note that the Harv Eker makes it clear in this book that he does not mean to degrade poor people. He does not think that rich people are better than poor or middle-class people. They’re just richer.]
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