Donâ€™t Read This. It will only change your personal finances. (For the better)
Life is suffering.
Or so they say. The point is that we only have one life and that we will all die eventually.
So really, why bother even dwelling that life is suffering? Wouldnâ€™t it be possible or better that we make our life an Extraordinary rather than an Ordinary one right now? After all we only have one life. Are we foolish or ignorant enough to leave it all to chance?
We all have 2 options:
1. Live life suffering and die a suffered poor man.
2. LIVE life and do all possible to be happy and rich and die smiling knowing weâ€™ve done all.
It makes no sense to dwell in suffering and leave our life to chance. Screw that, letâ€™s do this â€“ Live our life and live it rich.
Many have chosen to take charge and step up. And they have succeeded with bountiful results and explosive wealth. How about you? Now do you want to lament and complaint or do you want to claim your riches and make real unlimited income?
Only if your answer is the latter, then read on. If not, please stop reading. Because it may change your life (for the better).
â€œGet Rich or Die Tryingâ€ – 50 Cent
In the late 1800, Thomas Edison the creator of the light bulb had tried and failed 111,009 times before finally succeeding with the first light bulb the world had seen. Imagine what a world of darkness we will be living in if he had not dreamt the impossible and had given up easily.
How many times would you try to get rich before you gave up?
I was once asked, â€œHow many times would you let a baby try to walk before you gave up?â€
The point is this â€“ Donâ€™t stop trying until you have succeeded. You will be rich.
Some great minds have said that to be very rich does not mean being satisfied or contented with only a little. No one should be satisfied with a little since that he or she is actually fully equipped with the capabilities of using and enjoying so much more. The purpose of life is to grow and improve life. Therefore everyone should have it all that can contribute to the power, elegance and richness of life. To be satisfied or contented with little or less is an absolute waste. And wasting is wrong.
There is abundant wealth everywhere and we are showing up with our tea spoons.
We must realize that there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to get rich. The intention to get rich is really a desire to have a richer, more complete, abundant and well rounded life. Now that is very deserving of praise.
What are you waiting for?
A great visionary once said that life is of reducing options. Specifically he meant that as we grew older, our options are reduced. Take an example of a child who has dreams of becoming someone significant. He could dream of becoming a pilot, an engineer, a doctor. However as he grew older he realizes that he did not make the grades to become any one of those. His options for his career have reduced. He then starts to pursue a degree in law. Now his career options are even further limited. He finds the love of his life and then decides to get married and have children. They find an ideal home and decide to buy it but only to realize that the home is too far from their childrenâ€™s school – Another limiting option. The list goes on.
The point is that many things in life are outside of our circle of influence â€“ out of our control. The moment we do not have direction, we further leave our lives to chance and our options are reduced. Maybe that is why many claim life is suffering.
Screw That, Just Do this:
Set an Impossible Goal. (To qualify that, set an impossible goal within the realm of reality)
Why, what in the world for and I have no time??
When we set an impossible goal, we are in effect breaking out of our current â€˜perceivedâ€™ reality. Our reality is defined in our interpretation of the situation. If you think it is bad, it is bad. If you see opportunity you will see just that.
When we define an impossible future, we are creating a future that we want. We are not reacting to our environment but rather being proactive by taking control.
And the simple step of taking simple action towards it is the process of making it into reality. If you take simple daily action, you are in effect transferring your dream into reality.
â€œThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable manâ€
By creating an impossible reality that we want, we further create and open up opportunities that we would have never realized if we left our lives to chance.
But not everything is within our control?
Then why worry over what you canâ€™t control? All you need to do is to do all you can possibly do and leave the rest to whatever you choose to believe in (God, Feng Shui, Luck, Fate, Destiny, you name it)
There is a wealth of information out there. We are blessed with the internet, books and people who have already succeeded.
If you are truly lazy and want to really make it simple, all you need to do is just pick someone who has succeeded and follow exactly what he or she has done. All the steps have been laid out for you. You just need to copy.
There is a law in life that if you follow exactly the methods used by someone already rich, your results will be similar if not exactly the same.
Who cares if we failed?
In the very first place this was an impossible goal that you have set for yourself, just like creating the first light bulb or aircraft for that matter. It is so impossible that even if we failed everyone would forgive us. But we tried and we are a million times ahead now (and we also stand a stronger chance of succeeding).
If someone said â€œI would like to fly from London to New York in under 6 hoursâ€ But said this in the 1600â€™s. Everyone would have called that person mad.
Who really are the mad ones?
Now would you be mad if you said you were going to be a millionaire in 1 year when there are already so many successful millionaires who did just that?
Life is not suffering. Suffering is really people with such limiting beliefs and vision â€“ hence their self inflicted suffering and poverty.
There are options in any situation. It is just a simple question of whether we are willing to see it.
I call on to you. Really live your life. Donâ€™t waste it. Search and hunt down the riches and wealth that you desire for yourself or your loved ones. Set a totally impossible goal. Donâ€™t set a possible one because if it is possible, then for sure you will achieve it because it is possible. Drop all your limiting thoughts and embrace the fact that really anything is possible including you becoming so very rich. Consume yourself with an impossible goal and go all out for it.
All you have to do is:
- Realize that wealth is all around for your taking
- Throw out all your limiting thoughts. Why carry bad limiting thoughts when they do you absolutely no good.
- Believe that anything is possible. There is evidence all around us.
- Set your own impossible goal
- Learn from successful people and just do it. But do it now.
You will be rich.
Life is not suffering.
Life is a golden opportunity.
Get rich or die trying.
Get happy or die sad.
This article is guest-blogged by Odin Chong, a professional working in the aviation industry and also a partime DJ (for the past ten years). He loves the guitar and is now venturing into Information Marketing as well.
Photo by Ken Neoh.