Monthly Archives: February 2014

Habits of the wealthiest people and how we can learn them.

The wealthiest people in the world usually do something on an everyday basis – to get to where they are and further. If you perform an action every day, it surely has an effect on your life in the long run – good or not so good. It is worth looking at your own habits and checking if you are doing well and if you are on your way to where you want to get. At the end of the day, some of these habits are rather easy to implement if you stick to them.

Did you know that the most affluent people read many books and they enjoy reading? Someone has said to me that the rich people have large libraries at their homes, whereas the poor have large TVs… This kind of painful truth tells us something. It does not mean that you should throw your TV out of the window. Quite the opposite, because there are many programs on TV that are quite inspirational. Instead, it tells us to choose the things we do wisely. Not without a reason English language uses the word ‘spend’ for both time and money… You really SPEND your time – which is your asset, and if you are watching only reality shows regularly, you are ‘spending’ the money you could one day earn if you invested that time in educating yourself about a subject you care about, or in pursuing an interest, or in learning a new skill, or in reading a well-written book… It could all make you flourish if you let it happen.

There are many useful lessons to be taken from this picture. I love simple graphical representations of things. I hope you like them and I truly believe it may give you some energy too. To act.

Richest People
Source: Business-Management-Degree.net

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How to make the grass greener on our side.

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Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.

- Arthur Ashe

I’ve heard this saying many, many times… Are we truly aware of what it means to really enjoy the journey?

Take this situation: we are planning our career for years, taking courses, getting experience, burning the midnight oil, to ‘make it’ one day. As Thich Nhat Hahn has said, we know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. It all comes down to this observation: We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living… (Peace Is Every Step). Do we have to be that way?

I know it’s easy to forget about all this. We all get busy in our jobs, interests, friendships, family commitments, things to do, etc., that sometimes it is easy to forget that in ten years time (or thirty years time!) we would be wishing that today came back. Sooner or later, this is gonna happen, as we are not getting any younger…

Time is the most precious resource that we have. So, let’s use it wisely. Let’s be here and now, instead of giving people around us vacant stares and thinking about something else all the time. They say that grass is always greener on the other side… The same with future, it seems better than the present time… But if you really cross that fence, you may realise that the grass on the other side is exactly the same as yours, or, you may realise it is greener, but it is also artificial, made of plastic, what you didn’t see from a distance, and you cannot actually lay on it or walk a dog on ;)

Things change. Nothing – a job, a home, an age, a group of friends – is forever. Appreciate what you have. You may not have it tomorrow.

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