What is wealth?
Each and every one of us have our own definition of creating wealth and achieving success. If you go to a room filled with people and you ask each of them what wealth is to them, you will hear different answers. Some will say wealth means having lots of money.
Some will say wealth means never having to work again in their life and some others will say that wealth is a particular sum of money they wish to have as was my definition for a long time.
But what exactly is wealth?
If you had all the money in the world and have terrible health issues will you consider yourself healthy?
If you had that exact amount you have always wanted and have nobody to share it with will you enjoy your wealth? I don‘t think so.
This brings me to my own recently found definition of wealth. What does wealth mean to me? Wealth is three things to me:
1. Family (Relationships)
Wealth is having relationships with people that you can trust, family you can rely on and share your most gracious and happy moments with. Wealth is having the freedom to live your life as you like and never having to worry about money again. And lastly, wealth is having the health to enjoy all these things.
People have spent their whole lives chasing the wrong version of wealth forgetting the three main body of being wealthy. They forget their families, their friends and they work so hard all the time that their health begins to deteriorate.
I once read an article in a magazine that say ―What you don‘t know about being the boss. One of the things there was that ―it is lonely up there.
When you pursue money so much throughout your life and forget all the other necessary things in life you sure bet it will be lonely up there. What do you think?
Money cannot make you happy. Everything you buy; the large house, the expensive sports car and a private jet are just by products of money.
Money obviously gives you freedom in life but real fulfillment and satisfaction comes from real people. It comes from your family and your friends.
Now that we have talked about wealth and that it is not the main issue but a substance that allows you freedom to do what makes you happy, let‘s now talk about how to create wealth and achieve success and excellence and greatness.
The Real Source of Success
Success begins from within. This is the first and most important step you must know to achieve greatness.
How many people have you heard of that started with almost nothing and right now are multi-millionaires and billionaires?
Some of these people say that if all they have is taken away from them, in two years they would have gotten it all back. Why do you think they have the guts to make such outrageous statements when you know that it took years to attain the level they are in now?
They realize that their source of wealth is in them and even if anybody or the government takes their material possessions and their by-products of wealth, it would not change anything as they still have the source of their wealth inside them which no mortal man can take away from them.
So if you are someone who has been looking for wealth and money and wants to achieve success but have been sweet-talked and made to believe that you can just go out there strutting and wealth will fall on your lap, you are mistaken.
First of all, you must change your belief system. That‘s the real source of wealth. When you do that, no human being born of a woman can take that away from you. They can take your house, they can take your car, they can even somehow steal your bank account but they cannot open you up and take your real wealth.