Sunday, December 21, 2008

Poverty & Riches

There can be no compromise between POVERTY and RICHES.
The two roads that lead to poverty and riches travels opposite directions.
If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstances that leads toward poverty.

The STARTING POINT of the path that leads to riches is DESIRE.
If you demand riches, you must determine what form and how much will be required to satify you. You must know the road that leads to riches.

If you neglect to make the start, or stop before you arrive, you have no one to blame but yourself. No alibi will save you from accepting the outcome and the responsibility if you fail or refuses to demand riches of life, because the acceptance calls for one thing - the only thing you can control - and that is a STATE OF MIND. A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased, it must be created.

The fear of poverty is a state of mind, nothing else! But it is sufficient to destroy one's chances of achievement in any undertaking.

The fear of poverty grew out of man's inherited tendency to prey upon his fellow man economically.

Nearly all animals lower than man are motivated by instinct, but their capacity to think is limited; therefore, they prey upon one another physically.

Man, with his superior sense of intuition, with the capacity to think and to reason, does not cat his fellowman bodily; he gets more satisfaction out of "eating" him financially. Man is so avaricious that every conceivable law has been passed to safeguard him from his fellowman.

Of all the ages of the world, of which we know anything, the age in which we live seems to be one that is outstanding because of man's money-machine. A man is considered less than the dust of the earth, unless he can display a fat bank account; but if he has money - never mind how he acquired it - he is a King, a big shot; he is above the law, he rules in politics, he dominates in business, and thw whole world about him bows in respect when he passes.

Nothing brings man so much suffering and humility as poverty. Only those who have experience poverty understand the full meaning of WHAT IS POVERTY.

The majority of people, if asked what they fear most, would reply, "I fear nothing." The reply would be inaccurate, because few people realise that they are bound, handicapped, whipped spiritually and physically through some form of fear. So subtle and deeply seated is the emotion of fear that one may go through life burdened with it, never recognizing its presence. Only a courageous analysis and self-examination will disclose the presence of this universal enemy.

Self-analysis and examination is essential to all who demand of life more than mediocrity and poverty. face the facts squarely. Ask yourself definite questions and demand direct replies. When the examination is over, you will know more about yourself.

NOTE:

Before we can master an enemy, we must know its name, its habits, and its place of abode.


Before you can become successful, your kind must be prepared to receive it. It begins with the study, analysis and understanding of your state of mind.

Man can create nothing which he does not first conceive in the form of an impulse of thought.

Man's thought impulse begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent, whether those thoughts are voluntary or involuntary.


--- Napoleon Hill
--- Think and Grow Rich
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7 comments:

TIMOTHY-DALTON said...

FEAR nothing????

Mr Lah - No!
Bijan The Bomber - No!!
Orang Utan - No!!!

Monkeys - Wow!!!! too many of them lah...

engkaulah said...

Sounds like Sun Tze's Art of War to me...

Maverick SM said...

Timothy-Dalton,

Do not fear, even when sweating cold.

engkaulah,

Ya, but it is Napoleon Art of Wealth

Jefus said...

the leap from earning a decent wage to making tons of money starts from the mind / heart.

where will it take you, and are you willing to to make the change? are you ready?

noteworthy point, man is the only animal that created currency,.....so there,...... its all in the mind.

Jefus said...

Having posted the earlier comment, I felt I better explain rather than be tarred as a flippant commenter.

A person who does his 9 to 5 and earns a decent wage, does keep the economy going as his needs and upkeep will generate economic activity. What he manages to squirrel away for that rainy day, be it called as ‘Financial Freedom’ or some other pension scheme is another way of ensuring he is financially looked after in his later years.

A person who wants to be rich, needs to have his ‘leap of mind set’, from earning a wage to wealth creation. Now what entails wealth is debatable. Examples of wealthy men are well documented in the Forbes Richest Men around the world. If the individuals listed there are scrutinized, we would see that focused, plan, opportunities and vision would be the key words. Family money is another.

A common denominator amongst them all is that their wealth can be quantified. Hence the pecking order, ie, one is richer than the other. That is,the outcome of an ongoing race.

Men have passed the age of struggling to have a decent home and standard of living. Quality of life is the key. In developed countries, couples opt not to have children, and chose to pamper themselves. (Japan, European countries) This, I believe are the aspirations of many. To live a happy life, free of needs, and hungry wolves. To be able to choose freely.

But, the clock which is ticking in all of us cannot be quantified. Can any one of us can tell how much time we have? That is my point. This year, I have learnt that time is more valuable than money.

Anonymous said...

There are hundreds of millions of destitute people earning less than USD 1 a day. They do not desire riches, they just desire food to keep themselves alive. But it is a near impossible task given that they live in failed states, governed by imbeciles and surrounded by gross incompetence. The only way for them to escape the terrible existence is to overthrow their governments, by any way possible

Maverick SM said...

Jefus,

It doesn't matter as the subject matter is subjective as well as objective, which depends on the individual coupled with their ideology and belief.