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Myths of Wealth

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir

Reading the foreword by Dan Miller for Jaime Tardy’s The Eventual Millionaire. There is some misconception on wealth.

Myth 1:  We chase after money directly.
Money is a byproduct. Money is the result of values that we put in for other people. People pay us for a work well done.

Myth 2: Envy other rich people.
Successful rich people do not envy other rich people. They learn from them, and still remain humble. They learn from others, and at the same time, teach others as well.

Myth 3: Be greedy and stingy.
Wealthy people are not stingy. They freely share, for they believe that there is enough wealth for everyone. They believe in abundance.

Myth 4: Wealthy people are selfish.
We do not live for ourselves alone. We live by contributing and helping one another. The richer we are, the more we are in a position to help others.

Myth 5: Rich is a game of luck.
We don’t get rich by being lucky. We get rich by putting in the effort, chasing after the opportunities, being relentless in pursuing our dreams.

Differentiate facts from myth and you will be well on your way to wealth.  Don’t be ignorant. Don’t be stubborn. Live your life well – in happiness and full of abundance.

 

Meng

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Teach to Learn

Learn from the masses, and then teach them. – Mao Zedong

I went to a sharing session on yoga the other day. The instructor was sharing on her beginnings in the yoga practice.

She asked her yoga teacher,”How do I become better in yoga? How do I learn better?

He said simply,”You must teach others.

A very profound idea. A concept most of us know.

If you want to learn better in school, you must teach your fellow classmates. This, we know.

However, once we step out from school, this is not something we practise.

We felt inadequate. Who are we to teach? How in depth do we know on this particular subject to teach?

However, we do overlook one idea. That is, to learn, we need to practise. And teaching is one of the ways where we can practise.

By teaching, we learn to articulate our ideas better.

We learn to organize our thoughts.

We learn to categorize our thinking logically.

We empathize with our audience, and to learn to see things in a different perspective.

Our teachings may not be perfect. No one is. But we can become better in it with time.

What is it that you are learning right now? How can you teach it to others, so that you yourself can learn better?

Meng