“abundance… – I am abundant……abundance…- I am abundant.” I say the affirmation to myself every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to sleep. But I am no money, wealth and prosperity expert. I work neither at a bank nor at a trading company. Those are the jobs of my sister and my brother. They smell of wealth and prosperity from morning to night. They smell of green bucks, while I, I can’t even do cha-cha with my work compensation, how much more tango with it? My relationship with money wealth and prosperity in particular can be described as NASA’s rover exploration of Mars – almost impossible. Only almost anyway – since I am now in the process of understanding my relationship with money wealth and prosperity.
Most of us are consumed with the thoughts of making money, losing money, and then gaining more again. Our anxiety levels concerning monetary exchange are high – we are never satisfied with the little we have and we instantly worry about how to survive with what we have in our hands. Some people say that money wealth is the root of sin – but money isn’t really bad. On the other hand, you cannot define it as good because it is simply a piece of paper or plated copper used in agreement as the medium for exchange of goods and services. Its significance merely lies on the fact that it is the universal language of bartering. But even without money – people can still do the exchange process, although it would be more difficult. Imagine exchanging farm animals for a piece of land.
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Understanding the concept of money wealth and prosperity might be easy to grasp – but to actually become intimate in one’s relationship with it is not a simple task. I realized this only when I was on the brink of going bankrupt. This was around five years ago, when I couldn’t immediately find a job after I graduated from college and I had to start paying off my college loans. Today, I am doing well mainly because I made the effort to prosper. So what did I do? Here are a few of the steps that you can perhaps follow when you would like to understand more about money wealth and prosperity.
- Get to know your drive for desiring more. Is it emotionally motivated or objectively related? When I say emotionally related, it means that you’re merely driven to strive for more because of the joy of having cash in your hands or because of the fear of losing that cash. Emotional motivation is not good enough to help you understand how you are supposed to relate with moneywealth and prosperity. When you are emotionally motivated – you are easily influenced by those around you. If others want you to spend because the moment calls for celebration, then you would spend money as an emotional response to the others’ call particularly because you want them to be happy.
- Is it a need or a want? Objectivity comes in here. Once you are objective, you act on a rational judgment and not on illogical thinking. When you have a desire for something, examine if this desire is a need or a want. When it is a need – then you are being objective. It is something important for survival – physical or psychological. By psychological – it means that whatever the desire is, its important in boosting your self-worth, e.g. good education, good clothing, and toiletries. By physical – it simply indicates your biological needs – food, water, shelter. A want on the other hand involves the investment of a lot of money wealth– expensive clothes, expensive food or expensive vanity products. Everything that spells expensive and could actually be substituted with reasonably priced ones fall under wants.
- Deliberate and Consider. It will never hurt if you take caution in considering the price and quality of the product or commodity that you would like to buy – but take note of the time. Some people automatically buy whatever it is that they see and like while others use up a number of hours trying to decide on what to purchase. The first involves the risk of people spending more than their budget because they might buy stuff that they do not need and the latter still involves the risk of spending more money because of the additional expenses that people might incur during their decision making process. For instance, they might spend money for food while trying to decide on things because the process is making them hungry or they might have costly parking tickets for their cars because of the long decision hours.
- The paper bills and coins that you spend are your sweat and effort. Go on and admit it. You might be one of the unlucky people who were born without a silver spoon in their mouths. The money wealth and prosperity you have today is a result of hard work. When you’re spending for your survival needs – you are cashing in all those times and experiences you’ve gone through in the process of earning that money. Think – is it worth it?
- Practice patience and humility. In trying to achieve more money wealth and prosperity patience and humility are the virtues needed. When investing for instance, you cannot just jump into any opportunity you encounter. If you get lucky in a certain business, it does not mean that you have to venture to other similar businesses as well just because you got lucky in one. You have to take things slowly. It is similar to quitting an undesirable job. Before quitting, make sure that you have other job prospects lined up – otherwise, you would find yourself at a losing end. Also, if you find yourself missing some opportunities, then think that they were not meant for you. There a re a hundred more opportunities waiting to be tapped still.
- Pay more in cash than in credit. Credits cards have their additional interest rates, at least with cash you only get to pay the core value indicated in a price tag or service charge slip.
- When shelling out some money, consider first whether the risk you’re taking would be able to give you reward. Else, when you are in doubt and not sure, steer clear of the money path temptations. Author Martin J. Pring in his writing Investment Psychology Explained says that we often rationalize our financial situations and stick to these rationalizations hoping that we are not wrong. The author himself had been “badly burned” in the process of investing money during the year 1980. Then president Jimmy Carter had promoted to the public the lessening of their credit card use. Pring who had market stocks had refuse to sell out even if the market commodity prices went downhill after President Carter’s announcement. In the end, he had sold out though because the waiting had already cost his market stocks dearly. He had risked without analyzing his possible rewards.
Much of what has been written above are just some of the steps in understanding money relationships. They are also only based on the things that I have learned from books and articles and experience. But still, the next time you feel like doing the tango with money wealth and prosperity, maybe you can look these ideas up and put them into action. Who knows? They might just be perfect for you. They were for me. What has worked well for you?