You are probably wondering why the rich seem to get richer, and the poor seem to get poorer.
This is a question I’ve had for years.
It just seemed so unfair, but my realisation is probably going to shock you.
I’ve been going to some seminars that involved groups of committed entrepreneurs.
I’ve also been investing a lot in personal development and skills development in some minor way for about 10 years, and in a major way for about 18 – 24 months.
The conclusion I have come to, and I think some top entrepreneurs and successful people would probably to some degree agree that it all comes down to this one factor.
So what is that ONE FACTOR?
Well, stay with me. 🙂
I noticed that every time I was other other entrepreneurs and people who are successful in one or more areas of their lives, there is a buzz around them.
They just seem to have a boundless energy about them.
So I did a bit of research, and then hear of this from Wilson Luna, while I was at his recent event in Melbourne.
He confirmed the things that I knew somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind and heart.
The fact that ‘lottery winners lose everything in a short time and end up worse off in most cases’, was one of the things that I’ve always been intrigued about and had some ideas on why that may be.
Also anyone who follows that lottery mentality with business, fitness, or for that matter anything, meets with failure at some point or another.
The thing that Wilson also mentioned, that I agree with is, the fact that if you put someone who hasn’t put in the back ground work, at the helm of a successful business, there is a good chance that he or she will fail (and with them, the business – which is why I find conversations by people around me that they [who haven’t invested in growth] would be better managers than their managers and better than person X, intriguing).
Why do all these things happen?
It all seems to point to one thing, the persons level of conciousness.
When researching about conciousness and the levels of it, I came across a summary of Dr. David Hawkins’ book called Power vs Force, and a chart from it.
If you do a Google search, you should be able to find that. I’m not sure of the copyright behind it, so I’m not posting it here.
It shows the various levels of conciousness and how it affects the way we think and act.
It was an interesting summary and I will be reading the whole book at some stage to learn his exact perspective on the matter.
When I traced back my journey of fat loss, and how I finally succeeded, I could see clearly how I had moved from one phase to another.
Since I had moved fairly high, it has also brought my conciousness in other areas higher than would have been otherwise.
As we grow in conciousness, we seek to learn more about ourselves, our purpose, and to use our time effectively to achieve that God-given purpose.
Yes, as a Christian, I believe that God created us in His image, and has a unique purpose for each one of us.
As we grow in relationship with Him, and invest in our personal development, we also come to understand what our purpose may be.
As I said in a previous post, personal growth is hard.
Don’t get me wrong, although it was very very hard, if it meant that I’d reach the place where I am today, I’d be happy to do it all over again. Although when I was going through most of it, I just wanted out.
Do check out the summary, and see where you may be at. It takes a lot of momentum to move from one level to the next, but getting around the right people, and investing in yourself will short cut the process. This may be by getting a mentor who has achieved what you want to achieve, or a coach who can help, support and guide you.
Always keep working on growing. Have a huge dream that stretches you beyond what you’ve ever been stretched.
You will enjoy the benefits of it all.
Now, if you’ve read this far, you’re wondering what all this has to do with the rich and the poor (not just financially, but also in fitness, health, spiritually and otherwise)?
Well, you’ve probably heard of the fact that rich and successful people have libraries of books, where the poor have a TV that they spend a lot of their free time in front of.
The rich, or even people who end up being successful, regardless of where they start, invest in lifelong learning and growth, where as the ones who become and/or stay poor waste their time on things that don’t add value to their lives in a positive manner (growth). As a consequence of all this, their conciousness remains low. It’s sad, but true.
What are the ways to awaken the conciousness? I still haven’t really figured that out, but I believe in my case, I believe it was adversity and the fact that I didn’t want to remain where I was (ie. I didn’t want to remain fat, in the past, and don’t want to remain where I am financially, now)
Do let me know in the comments section below, on your views on personal development, self education, growth and conciousness. 🙂
Thanks for reading. I hope it has added some value to your life. 🙂