Want to know how to get rich today? You could try the lottery, or try your luck at the roulette wheel. Of course, you know the odds are against you, right? Want a better way?
Start thinking about what it means to BE rich. Consider that you are sitting there with a fantastic machine in front of you - the computer. It can entertain you, educate you, employ you and more. Think back two hundred years ago, when the richest people in the world didn't have access to a computer, or a television, or a car, or a refrigerator, flush toilets or modern medicines.
Think about how many millions of people TODAY would eagerly trade places with you. If you consider yourself poor, there are others who would consider you rich by comparison, right? "Rich" is relative, isn't it? While others imagine how much better their lives would be if they had as much as you, you imagine a life made better by even more wealth.
It's certainly true that life can be improved by money. Those who tell you differently are lying or have a real lack of imagination. However, long before you get rich according to whatever standard or goal you have, you can get rich by living differently. You can learn how to get rich by enjoying the real wealth you already have. If you don't learn how to enjoy life first, you may not enjoy future wealth in any case.
Who is really richer, a person with a lot of money and things who is alternately stressed and bored, or a person who is enjoying all the good things he has, however few they may be? Appreciate what you have, and you WILL be richer. Of course you should plan for the future, to make more money, but get rich today by living in a state of gratitude for what you already have.
How To Get Rich Today - Part Two
Isn't money a blessing, as well as an incredible and fascinating invention? It's the distilled essence of all the worldly things and situations you might want or need. Why not make more of it? The following are some simple reminders of things you already know about how to get rich.
1. Plan to make more money. Choose a way (there are many) and work it. Try another if you fail, but don't stop trying. Fast or slow - you can get rich. However, don't just think about getting rich. Put your goals in writing, and take the steps necessary.
2. Decide what is truly important to you. I have seen more than one person spend what could have been a wealth-building investment on things that really weren't important to them. Self control doesn't have to mean self-denial, but it should mean doing what you REALLY want for the long term.
3. Learn to manage money. If you watch those "Where Are They Now" programs, you'll quickly see that it's easier to lose millions than to make them. How many famous people have blown through all their money in a few shot years? About 1,897. Okay, who knows, but the lesson is clear. You need to understand how to manage money if you want to get rich and stay rich. Why not start educating yourself?
Enjoy what you have, and put a plan in place to get more - this is how to get rich today.