I thought this was a great article and it stuck with me for days. Do you ever read those blog posts, book, articles, etc. that just stick with you? You can't seem to stop thinking about them.
Well, this article did it to me!
1. Power comes from who you are, not what you have. Some where along the way society has programmed all of us to think that external achievement is what gives us power. But that is only perceived power and it can be gone in a second. Remember there is a big difference between external and internal power. If you build up that internal power then you can get through anything and no one can take it away from you.
2. Money has no power of its own. You are the one with the power not the money. You are the one who decides what to spend money on, when to save money, how to borrow money, etc. It is all up to you.
3. Self-worth builds net worth. Here is an interesting concept to ponder- we tend to spend more than when we feel less than. When you are feeling low you usually spend more because you think it going to make you feel better. It usually makes you feel worse.
4. Do what's right, not what's easy. Suze Orman has a set of gatekeeper questions she asks herself-
- Is it kind- to me?
- Is it necessary- for me?
- Is it true- for me?
6. How you respect your possessions says a lot about how you respect yourself. Do you spend endless amounts of money replacing possessions because you can't find something due to lack of organization?
What do you think about these?