The fundamental key to a world of economic and financial freedom is in understanding the difference between wealth and riches. Many have become frustrated and miserable in life because they lack this understanding.
There is a big difference between riches and wealth, which when discovered, would help clarify and position you for what you truly want. Everybody wants to be rich. Unfortunately many fail, and fail miserably. Why? Because what they are really after is becoming wealthy, not rich.
Nothing can be as frustrating as looking for a thing and not really knowing what you are looking for. The problem then would be how to know when you have seen or gotten the thing?
Now let us try to define what wealth is: Wealth is simply the state of your wallet. It’s about how much you have in your bank account, your assets. Please note that these are external to you. They do not define who or what you are. All of these are subject to change. Their value may increase, and it may decrease. Most importantly: You can lose them all.
On the other side, Riches are a state of mind. Riches are an attitude. You either are rich or you are not rich. No one can change that, except you. They define who or what you are.
Being rich has nothing to do with what you have.
Being rich has nothing to do with how much you own.
Being rich is all about how you view the world. Being rich has everything to do with your opinion about yourself. Being rich is an attitude. Being rich is a state of mind.
The opposite of rich is poor. The opposite of wealthy is broke. Just as rich is not the same as wealthy, poor is not the same as broke.
Broke, like wealthy, is a state of your wallet: If it is full, you are wealthy. If it is empty, you are broke.
Poor, like rich, is an attitude and state of mind, the way you look at the world and yourself.
No one can force poverty on a rich person. And certainly no one can give riches to a poor person.
Poverty, like riches, is forever. Unless the poor changes his attitude, nothing in the world can make him rich. Not fame, not fortune, not government help, not education, not his job.
Many people have achieved stardom, and the wealth that usually comes with it: Athletes, singers, actors, football players. Many earned millions. Yet years later, many of them are struggling to make ends meet. Because they are poor, that’s why. Not even money can turn a poor person into a rich one.
How does a poor person become rich?
Simply by changing his attitude, not his wealth, a poor person becomes rich. Remember riches are a state of mind. Riches are an attitude. And because you can change your mind; you can change your status.
You actually can get rich quick. Not just quick but instantly, even now, this very moment. The moment you change your attitude, you turn rich. Yes, instantly. Though not wealthy yet, but that will follow. After all, the rich attract wealth.
So, work on your attitude to become rich. You can be rich and wealthy.
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