Make Your Life Incredible
Few people take the time to plan their life. This is a central tenet to the Western lifestyle. We work in careers that we honestly have no idea how we chose. Most people are reactive accepting a position out of need as opposed to want or desire. They follow the dogma that their particular culture espouses as "normal" and leading to happiness only to find that it was not true. Nevertheless, they continue on the path because "it is the responsible thing".
You only need to look at the average person to realize he or she is miserable. Most operate in the state that Thoreau was referring to. This has not changed in the past 100 years. In fact, pressures on people have become greater. Over time, we have accepted the "distractions" of life as normal. Television watching is at an all time high. People overeat while getting too little exercise. Financially, more money is needed to make ends meet because we operate in a consumer driven society where having stuff shows the worth of a person. All the while people are dying inside while becoming more enslaved.
One of the first things that you must do is to decide to make your life incredible. There is no reason why you have to follow the path of millions who simply abide by what everyone is telling them to do. It is up to you to determine how you want to live your life. What is it that you truly desire? How do you want things to be? These are questions that few ever honestly answer. The fact is that most anything can be achieved if one is willing to make it a goal. Again, the number of people who actually take the time to plan how they are going to make their lives incredible is minimal.
This is where you can alter things. Spend time getting in touch with those things you want to make a reality in your life. Nothing should ever stand in your way. However, before you can have the tenacity to achieve that end, you first need to establish it as an outcome. Therefore, your goal is to make your life truly incredible.
Once you are on the road to making your life truly incredible, you quickly learn that you do not want it to end. This is the piece that most people are missing. Because of their misery, deep down, they are not seeking to prolong things. Sure, they want to live to a ripe old age because of fear of death. However, the truth is so many are simply existing that death is a blessing. This is especially true as people get older.
Since you are entering the minority who desires to live a long time, it is crucial that you finance this endeavor. Money is a subject that most avoid. Rich people have a negative connotation within our society. However, that is only true among people who are not rich. The wealthy do not believe that about themselves. It is a terrible misconception meted out by irresponsible politicians and media outlets who opt to engage in class warfare. Some of the most giving people in the world are extremely wealthy (and who came about it ethically). Therefore, do not hold prejudice against someone for their financial status. In fact, it is best to use that as a motivator to push yourself forward.
Today, you need to get on the path of financing yourself to 100. Many financial planners offer to assist one in the process of preparing for retirement. Sadly, most find that they are woefully under capitalized when the day arrives to enter their golden years. This is a simple situation to avoid yet few are willing to take the action to arrive at this outcome.
Spending is to wealth what sugar is to health. People are killing themselves by the food they eat. At the same time, they are destroying their financial lives by spending without thinking. As I mentioned, we live in a society that promotes consumerism. It is a central part of our economy. The Western cultures need people to spent at a growing rate to sustain growth. We see this idea espoused by the media on a regular basis. The problem with this mindset is that it goes counter to what is best for the individual and his or her family.
If you want to have massive finances (as opposed to massive debt), you need to stop spending. This is a fundamental tenet to financial abundance. You need to spend less than you earn and save the difference. Without this ability, you are bound to be a lifelong slave to society. No matter how much you make, the lack of discipline means that you will spend 100% (or more with credit) of what you earn. Nothing will be left over. Ultimately, this path will lead to financial dependence later on in life.
Therefore, picture yourself living to 100. How do you want your life to be? Do you see yourself dependent upon others? If this is the case, begin now to alter the behaviors you presently engage upon. Financial prudence is one of the greatest attributes someone can acquire. It is vital that you understand the basics of financial accumulation and begin to put money to work for you. Over the next few decades, you can learn the skills to ensure you have massive abundance in later years. Also, you will be able to do those things which make you want to live to 100.
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