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If you want to acquire more wealth in your life, the following wealth quotes can help. They can give you a new perspective on wealth. They can teach you what it takes to become wealthier. And, they can help you understand what true wealth is really all about. Feel free to share these wealth quotes with your friends to help them understand the power of wealth and the way to it.
1. Should People Who Built Wealth Give Away A Large Portion Of Their Wealth?
The Giving Pledge was started by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, and it is a way to invite the world’s wealthiest people to give more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charity in their lifetime or in their will. This may sound like a lot looking from the outside, but it is focused on billionaires. If you have two billion in your bank, giving away one billion isn’t going to make you broke by any means.
For many people, great wealth and giving to people and organizations that need it is not even a question. But, there are some people who are so unwilling to part with half of their wealth, even if they will never use it. For instance, Donald Trump is not known for his philanthropy. In fact, according to many sources, he ranks as one of the least charitable billionaires in the world.
For all the people who believe that you shouldn’t have to share what you earn, I would say that you only earn money because of other people. You earn because of their purchases, support, or recommendations. You earn because other people are helping you become a success in one way or the other. Yes, you do the planning or hire someone to do the planning for you so that you can create more wealth in your life, but in the end, without other people, you would never be able to become wealthy. So, why wouldn’t you want to continue the gesture and help other people become more successful, have more happiness, or be healthier in some way?
2. Being Wealthy Is Not A Bad Thing
I’m sure you have received conflicting messages on building wealth. Some people claim that being wealthy is bad. They claim it makes you egocentric, spoiled, or evil in some way. While that stereotype is starting to drift away with the younger generation, we all have those words lingering in the back of our mind thanks to the influence of past generations on our lives.
Moreover, we look at what people are willing to do for wealth, such as sell other people or torture animals, and we again think of wealth as a bad thing. We think that if acquiring money is going to make us that ruthless, then we don’t want to be like that! But, the fact is that for the majority of people, accumulating wealth is not about doing horrible things to get it or being a horrible person because of it.
Maybe there are still some wealthy egocentric, spoiled, and evil people out there. But it’s clear that most people who work hard to get the wealth they have and invest to get the wealth they have are just trying to bring wealth into their lives for more abundance and don’t have some sinister plan at hand.
According to Sandra Smith, eight million households in America have crossed the millionaire threshold. And, those people are buying things from others, and many are supporting other people through employment, which means they are contributing to society through their wealth in some way.
If you hold the belief that being wealthy is a bad thing, you are going to limit yourself from the type of wealth you want. Remember that you have the potential to create a lot of change and happiness with your wealth, and use that to fuel your motivation for accumulating it.
Moreover, remember that if you are doing good with your wealth, you may be able to eradicate the people doing evil with their wealth in some way. That is a huge motivator for creating wealth.
3. Are You Using Your Time With Relationships Wisely To Create Wealth?
If you are surrounded by people who don’t agree with your vision and waste your time by pulling your attention away from it, then you are going to have a hard time building wealth. This is a good reason you should be serious about the relationships you allow and nurture in your life. Regardless of how much you wish it were otherwise, some people are just going to drag you down and waste your time.
Take a look at the wealthy people of the world and note who they surround themselves with. You will see that wealthy tend to hang out with the wealthy. Moreover, their friends tend to maintain a level of excellence that they maintain, which is a huge motivator for them to stay in a wealthy mindset.
This doesn’t mean that you have to dump your family and friends who are negative. But, it does mean that you have to devote more of your time to positive, uplifting, and motivating people if you want to do the things needed to be done to create more wealth in your life.
Devoting time to your loved ones can also help create lasting wealth. You will have more motivation to do what you need to do. And because healthy relationships are the biggest predictor of good health, you will have more health and energy to get everything done.
4. Stop Expecting Wealth From Nowhere
What does courage really look like? What is courage really about? Why is it so important? The following courage quotes answer all of those questions and make you want to be more courageous in your everyday interactions. If you are in need of some courage – if you can’t get yourself to move through the fear, then these courage quotes are necessary for you to read.
1. You Are Courageous Even If You Don’t Know It
Michel Bacos received the National Order of the Legion of Honour after he refused to leave Jewish passengers behind during a hijacking of his plane. When terrorists took over his plane, he was forced at gunpoint to reroute the plane from Athens to Uganda. When they landed all the non-Jewish hostages were let go, and the terrorists told Bacos he could go as well, but he stayed on the plane.
Even though he says that he was not a hero, and he was just doing his duty, he had a choice to leave, and he chose to stay. Whether he knew he was being courageous or not, he clearly made the courageous choice in the face of death.
Every day you are faced with choices. Sometimes it’s hard to make the brave choice and sometimes you are already built with the ability to make the brave choice because you believe it is your duty.
In other words, there are likely many times in your life when you are courageous and don’t even know it, which means you have the capability to be brave at any time.
2. To Change The World, We Have To Exhibit Courage
You have to be willing to do things that can help the future. In the speech this courage quote was taken from, Barack Obama talks about supporting educating everywhere in the world as that is a way to help the military avoid more conflict in the future. An educated person is more likely to think for themselves and work on collaborating for the greater good, and that in turn will ease the tension in the world.
It’s that ability to think outside of the box and see the bigger picture that we all need in order to be more courageous and change the mold of what has been into something more beneficial to the future of ourselves and other people. Whether it is in your own life, or in the life of others, take the time to see what’s not working and have the courage to do what will, even if it is not the widely accepted route.
3. You Must Believe In Yourself
You are your biggest cheerleader. If you don’t believe in yourself, then nobody else can match the power that your belief has and motivate you to do what you need to do and excel. Nobody can see things from your point of view. Nobody has access to your thoughts or what you envision past the challenges in your life. So they are unable to have the kind of ultimate faith you have in yourself when you can clearly see why you are doing what you are doing.
4. Find People Who Are Kind And Loving Towards You
Everybody gets knocked around in life, but the real test is whether you get back up and dust yourself off or not. Hilary Clinton’s mother was abandoned by her family and was working on her own at the age of 14. Her teachers, and the woman whose house she worked in showed her kindness and love, which gave her the courage to keep going.
It’s vital that you form strong relationships. For many people, their mother and father are the people who show them the kindness and love they need to feel good about themselves and gain the courage to do something with their lives. But, if your mother or father isn’t giving you the love you need, then you need to find friends or mentors who will show you love and kindness. They will give you the fuel you need to have courage to create a better life for yourself.
5. The Most Fulfilling Lifestyle Comes From Courage
If you want to live a fulfilling life, then you want to make courage a part of your life. It will give you the ability to go after your dreams and experience the kind of freedom in life that allows you to do what you want to do – what makes you feel alive and happy in life. Without courage, you will never take the steps needed to create the fulfilling and free life you want.
6. Stop Being A Victim!
Technically every quote you will ever read is a quote full of wisdom. Every piece of advice that someone shares is something that they have learned from their experiences, so it is sound advice teaching you what not to do and what you should do to create a better life for yourself. And that’s what wisdom is all about!
But, there are some aspects of life that stand out above others. There are some pieces of life that we all struggle with. And that’s where you really need to get as much wisdom as you can to make the right choices and avoid the painful mistakes that other people have made. Because we all share these struggles, listening to people who have been there and overcame can really help us out.
Following are some wisdom quotes on a variety of topics that apply to everyone’s life.
1. Practice Makes Us Stronger In Any Area Of Life
I love that Meghan Trainor was willing to share how much she practiced writing. She is well-known for her song ‘All About The Bass’. But what many people don’t know is that song was written for someone else because she had aspired to be a songwriter, not a singer.
She and her Kevin Kadish wrote the song in 40 minutes stemming from his ‘All Bass, No Treble’ concept, according to her. And that’s what happens when you practice your skill – you create something from one little inspiration that becomes a hit either in your life or other people’s lives.
Meghan still practices every day with her vocals and her writing skills. She studies other songs and other music. And the advice that her father gave her is something that we can all use to become better at whatever we are doing in our lives because practice really does bring out our strengths in that area.
2. You Have To Make Time For What You Want Most
It took Jojo writing three books before getting one published and writing eight books before a best seller. Now a big movie based on her book is out called ‘Me Before You’. This above quote is her wisdom to young writers who want to make it big. But it can be applied to everyone because the message that ‘you just have to make the time’ is something a lot of us forget.
If you ever find yourself saying ‘I don’t have the time’ as an excuse to avoid doing what you want to do – what you feel is your calling, then you are not going to get what you want.
You are not going to get the happy relationship if you don’t make the time to nurture it. You are not going to get the raise if you don’t take the time to be better at your job. You are not going to get the freedom if you don’t take the time to create a sustainable business. You must take the time.
3. You Must Go Through Hard Times To Learn More About Yourself
This is one of those wisdom quotes that you should share with everyone you know going through a rough time. It becomes easy to see a rough time as just that – rough. But, the fact is that we learn our biggest lessons during those times. If everything always worked out great, then we would never have to overcome any challenges and grow as a person.
The more you struggle in life and come out unscathed, the more you know who you are and what you stand for, and that makes life much more rewarding. So, when you are in a valley of life, keep your head high knowing that it is going to make your peaks that much better!
4. Success In Anything Requires Work, So You Might As Well Embrace Work!
Stop resisting the fact that you need to put in the work to get what you want. Embrace it! If you do, life will be much easier and more rewarding.
Everything worth having requires work. If you go in with the attitude of excitement, commitment, and passion, then it’s going to feel like a great time in your life, not a burden. You are going to enjoy the process, not complain your whole way through it. And, after it is all said and done, you are going to celebrate the results of your hard work much more!
5. How To Create Peaceful Relationships In Your Life
Take a look at your interactions with other people. Are you someone who stirs the pot? Or are you someone who can empathize and help other people come together in a way that promotes unity? If you are always stirring the pot, you may want to rethink how you are acting around and talking to other people, because it affects your ability to live a successful and happy life.
The relationships in your life are your support system and ultimately determine how happy and healthy you are going to be. The longest running study on adults has proven that good relationships are the key predictor of a long, healthy life. Therefore, you want to be able to bring people together to avoid conflict and headaches in your life. When you can do that, they will look up to you and support you through anything in life.
Think of the head of the family. They can bring everyone together – even people who do not agree with each other, and promote a sense of peace because they are loving, compassionate, and able to smooth out the wrinkles when they are around. They are the reason that everyone tries to get along, and their life is rewarded with a happier family and more love.
6. You Can’t Just Say It, You Got To See And Believe It