Yes, they know how to calculate the dollars and understand how “money system” works.
But the biggest misconception is… thinking money is a “product” itself. Like a car, house, watch, chair, whatever – those are all “products”.
So many people in this world go out to make money; trying to get it and KEEP IT.
But in essence, money cannot be “used”. Money in itself, is NOT a product. I know it may sound confusing, so read it again and try to digest it differently now –
Instead, think of money as a vehicle to get the stuff that you want. Money carries VALUE of the “products” you wish to have and obtain. But it’s also not the only vehicle to get it.
My daughter asked, “What is money?”
My wife explained… “Sweetheart, money is used for you to “exchange” with the stuff you want. But it doesn’t means that it has to be money all of the time. For instance, if you like an eraser, you can use money to exchange for the eraser or maybe, give your pencil and exchange for it, provided the eraser’s owner like to have your pencil in return.”
I guess the #1 problem for people to become rich (have a lot of money) is their emotion with money. They tend to see money as an end product. That causes a problem – they tend to wanting to keep it. No, don’t get me wrong – I’m NOT suggesting that you should not be keeping money, but I want you to see something differently:
1. The reason why the rich gets richer is because they’re willing to use their money to make more money. They’re willing not to “keep” it in order to bring more.
2. Of course there are rich people who are not happy, but generally, most of them ARE happy. They spend the money to exchange for whatever “products” they wish to have for themselves or their love ones.
3. For one to be successful, he or she must be able to overcome fear. And one of the greatest fears of human is the fear of lost. This is why, people who are emotional with money cannot stay focus. Fearful people give ups easily. But when your mind understand that money is SUPPOSED to be used (because it’s just a vehicle, not the end product), you will be able to overcome your fear.
I don’t money problem. It’s not because I have money in my pocket today, it’s because I know how to get it. If I don’t have money, I’ll go find it. I’m also fortunate that in my early days of working in jobs, I have never worked in a fix salary job, it’s always a sales job. So I know if I wish to have more money, I can work harder – in that sense, I was in control of money. And today, because I’m now running my own businesses, I have even greater control.
Money is to “buy” stuff.
Why do I encourage you and all of my readers to make a lot money or even to become a millionaire?
It’s not because I want you keep more money, it’s simply because money is probably the greatest vehicle to allow you to live life wonderfully and become a great contributor to this world.
If you like this post, you might like this letter I’ve wrote about the 3 components to wealth. Check it out.