Everything is created twice: First on the screen within that reflects heart wishes and mind logic, and second, in the physical world, as a manifestation of what is reflected on that screen.
Now, the actual realization of one’s wishes and desires may or not precisely reflect what was within. Individual beliefs, self concept, and guided action, all, among others, determine what actually takes place before our eyes.
Wealth is no exception. In order to attain it, you’ve got to know what it means to you! Can you hit a target you don’t see?
I was inspired to write this article by a book titled “The Rules of Wealth” by Richard Templar. The 2nd rule in that book is “Decide on your definition of wealth”.
Templar has a good point there. It is not enough to tell yourself: “I want to be wealthy”. What does that mean?
If you couldn’t “define it”, then how would you go get it?
Once you finish reading this article, grab a pen and paper, your smart phone, tablet, whatever, and write down at least five things that would give your dream a meaning; something you can visualize, internalize and start moving towards.
It could be a list of possessions. Or, a combination of things to have, activities to do, and character traits to develop and sustain. No matter what comes first to the mind, and seems flowing from the heart, write it down. That’s how a commitment is shaped.
Use present tense, and avoid hoping and wishing. Here’s an example:
I intend to get a graduate degree in (fill in the blanks) by end of 20xx
I intend to create a residual income of ($$$) by June 20xx
By the time you finish writing down your intentions, you’ll have a “contract” with yourself. If you enjoy a high, healthy self-respect (which I’m sure you do), chances are you will attain those intentions, because the first, and most important, creation has already been taken care of!
The Wealth Maker