Sometimes I wonder if it’s of value to share what I see or hear or experience. I know there are some who benefit from what is shared here or what comes from others. In the end, it’s worth it if even one person gains new insight or awareness.
I was in church on Sunday and the talk for the day was on money regrets in a series entitled “Shoulda Woulda Coulda.”
He asked some questions and for a show of hands, so I would like to pose these questions to those here…
Are you rich?
Do you have a car?
You are rich.
Do you have seasonal wardrobes..clothes you wear in fall, clothes for summer, shoes to match your handbags?
You are rich.
Do you keep change in the ash tray of your car?
You are RICH! Only a rich person would keep money in a trash can!!!
He has a point, you know. How often do we focus on all that we lack?
Global Rich List
He pointed us to a website where you can enter your annual salary & it will tell you how rich you are compared to the rest of the world.
Did you know that if you make $36K a year, you are in the top 4.33% richest people in the world? 4.33%!!! The US Department of Health & Human Services shows that a single individual making $10,889/year is below poverty level, yet compared to the world, it puts that individual in the top 13.12%. Isn’t that phenomenal?!
So why do we feel so not-rich?
We are absolutely genius at focusing on what we do not have! We are fed a constant stream of the latest-and-greatest and reminded of how what we bought a week ago is no longer “the best.”
Would you be willing to let go of the idea that what you have is not enough? That what you are is not enough?
Would you be willing to be grateful to be in the top 15% or top 5% or whatever?
Would you be willing to acknowledge that you are rich? That you have everything you require right now in this moment?
I’d like you to ponder this for a bit. Let it sink in. Ask yourself these questions (and more) around this topic and look for new insights. In the next post, I’ll provide some tools for you.