All the wealth you can imagine is right in front of you. If you disagree, it’s time to change your psychology. When we think we don’t have access to limitless wealth, it’s because we’ve defined wealth by what we don’t have. But it’s just the opposite: Wealth is what you can already give. The problem with focusing on your own needs and wants is that it only goes so far. If you think about it, there are several people in this world who have more money than they could ever spend in their lifetime. And how much of it do they get to take with them when they die? Zero.
The only value that money has after they die is in how it’s distributed. That’s why most people in the world who are fabulously rich don’t just hoard it to themselves. They start charities, they invest in various enterprises, and they build things people can enjoy for years to come. It’s the only way they could possibly enjoy all that money while they’re still walking around on Earth.
When you focus on the needs of others, it has this way of motivating you to do more than you thought possible. You feel the benefits immediately. You become more productive. That’s because life supports that which improves the quality of life. If you have a business, you know one of the best ways to get customers in the door is to give away a free sample of your product. Assuming it’s a great product, people will be happy to return the favor by coming back to buy more of it and by telling their friends about how well you served their needs.
When we add value, we ultimately improve our own situation. Just as in business, you can add value in your personal life for your friends and family. It all starts with gratitude. You must appreciate what you have in order to share it with the world.
“It is not what we get but who we become, what we contribute, that gives meaning to our lives.” —Anthony Robbins
Why come home to a relationship where all you do is complain about what you don’t have? Your partner should be able to share with you, but that doesn’t mean sharing in your scarcity. Instead, let your relationships be about celebrating the wealth you’re both capable of giving — to each other and to the rest of the world.
When we contribute to our community, we also grow. That takes care of the spiritual needs. The needs of personality will naturally follow. How could your life be improved, and what can you give to make it better