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In these times of financial and personal stress, I’ve heard people say:” I don’t care about money – it has no meaning for me.” Let me say that I believe those people who say it are lying, and about other things too!
Money isn’t everything of course but it’s important – rather like oxygen! You don’t miss it when you have it, but when you don’t have it you desperately need it!
There’s so much hypocrisy about money that it can be difficult to talk about it in a natural way. There’s a taboo and it closely associates money with you as a person and makes it impossible to say that money is important to you because people will think you’re a greedy, selfish human being!.
I love what my great inspiration source Zig Ziglar said:
“With money you can buy a bed, but not a good night’s sleep. With money you can buy companions, but not friends. With money you can buy a house, but not a home”.
Every minute of every day you’re exposed to things, events, situations, people, etc. and you have the opportunity to evaluate all of these, based on your own experiences. Most of these events, etc. you may consider to be of a relatively insignificant nature and therefore, deserving of little or no attention. But there are ALWAYS situations which have the possibility of enabling you to do something very special – regardless of who you are and whether you think you’re someone who gets opportunities.
I’m sure that, like most other people, you’re naturally disinclined to change your old behaviour and actions. You may be complacent and think that all changes are for the worse. You may wonder why you should change something you’ve done for many years and been comfortable with. You’ve built yourself a world in which you’ve adapted yourself to your life and what you’ve achieved, without reference to your dreams or your youthful visions of what could be. Your security in what you’re doing now is what’s most important and any change will be a threat rather than an opportunity.
Security is considered to be the one thing you most aspire to as a human being, but it’s also one of the most inhibiting and restricting things you can aim for! After all – what is security? Is it when you just do what you know how to do and don’t dare to do what might be the very thing that will make your life what you really want it to be? Who knows, if it came, it might be what you were really waiting for. But would you recognise it anyway?
Answer: You’ll recognise it only if you have an open mind!
If you really want to get somewhere with your personal development, you need to be very curious and not just accept things as they appear to be. No-one will reach a higher level than anyone else if they remain the same as everyone else. You need to do more and you need to investigate for yourself the things you see and hear.
Personally, I have always been very curious about everything I have found interesting, and even things that I first thought were not interesting, turned out to be. These days, much in our world is centred on religion in different ways. It may be a war that started because of some kind of religious belief; it may be terrorists; it can be which days we celebrate as holy days. It may be that you’re an atheist, but even here religion has a place, since you need to read and understand about the religion in order to be able to argue against it.
In fact in order to able to have an opinion about something, I believe at the very least you need to have a fundamental knowledge about it. I also believe that if consider yourself to be a well-informed person, as a minimum you need to have read the most read and sold book for the last hundred years – The Holy Bible. I did this myself about a year ago, just 5-10 minutes every day on average.
I did not do this because of any particular religious perspective. I did it because I simply wanted to know what was really written in it as opposed to what people make up! I can highly recommend you to read it and believe that, like myself, you will be surprised when you read some parts.