What Are You Thinking?

Excerpt Adapted From: The Financial Shepherd-
Why Dollars + Change = Sense by Glen Wright and Sy Pugh

Our financial goals should not conclude simply at getting rich, but rather, they should also incorporate building wealth. Although there are a lot of rich people in the world, many of them are not wealthy because they cannot sustain their riches. Wealth is like an evergreen tree that always remains the same regardless of the season. Think about what an evergreen looks like. It has full, green, plush leaves or spines even if it is surrounded by bees buzzing in the spring in search of pollen, or drenched from a late summer shower, or swayed by a mid-autumn breeze, or weighed down by a late winter’s snowfall. Underneath whatever else is going on, is still that same healthy, stable, viable tree. Much like wealth, evergreens are unburdened by external circumstances and the environment because their roots run much deeper than the temporary situations around them.

We should aspire to build wealth because it brings peace of mind by allowing an individual to focus on future goals instead of being consumed by the day-to-day ups and downs of their finances. Most wealthy people live well below the means of what they can actually afford – mainly because they understand the true value of money; what it is, what it isn’t, and what matters most.

One of the best lessons you can learn about money is this: When you change your mind, you can change your destiny. ‘As a man thinketh, so is he’ (Proverbs 23:7 KJV). What are you thinking about?