I think our book should maybe be called Do This, Get Rich instead of The Science of Getting Rich.
That’s the promise, after all: If we follow the author's instructions (Do This!) we’ll get rich. Oh goody, right? Or … Maybe not?
Frankly, I'm not 100% sure that I really and truly want to get rich. Consider some of the common clichés about rich people and poor people, cliches such as:
The Poor have always been with us.
True, right? There’s no arguing with that statement. There have always been poor folk, alas. And let's consider the corollary as well: The rich have always been with us. Also true, yes? Yes.
A very large proportion of the population of this planet would say that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between these two statements, ie,
There are poor people because there are rich people.
Now that scares me. I know it isn’t true, and probably you do too, but oh gosh! There are a lot of people who do believe it and who consider it good enough reason to hate the rich. That's the hatred that fueled the guillotine, the savagery of the Bolshevik revolution, the Nazi pogroms, etc. Scary stuff my friends!
I feel sorry for the haters, as well as being sorry for them. They are operating under a fallacy; blaming others for my circumstances, aka, victim-mentality, is an error of understanding.
The truth is that there always had been, and always will be
Those who are rich
Those who are poor,
Those in transition.
Some of the Transitioners (to coin a term) are getting richer, others are getting poorer. According to our book, the reason some folks get richer is because they operate according to certain scientific principles. Oddly enough, except for a very few, most of the getting- richer group use “How to Get Rich” principles more or less by accident. Likewise the people who are getting poorer do it by accidentally using “How to Get Poor” principles - blame, victimhood, hatred, etc. In truth, what we think and believe (plus the actions based on such thoughts and beliefs) is what creates our financial status. It really is all about what we hold to be true.
If I want to transition to a richer state of being, then I must do what the Getting-Richer do: operate according to certain proven principles, the chief of which is this tricky one:
My Thoughts Create My Reality
That being the case, I really, really need to get rid of this useless idea that It’s dangerous to be rich.
If I carry on using that, I’ll either avoid transitioning into a richer state or I’ll create some nice lovely dangers as sauce for my riches.
Sheesh. I don’t like either of those options!
The only way to avoid this lose-lose dilemma is to STOP believing that it is Dangerous to be Wealthy. Somehow, I have to replace that worse-than-useless concept with a nice fluffy belief that
It is Safe for me to Get Rich
Bottom line, Those who believe it is good and safe and right to get rich, will do so. Those who don't, won't. I know which group I want to join! How about you?
All the Best Always, Elaine
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