Which is better: 1) to be a millionaire who has friends and people around him who are all billionaires OR 2) to be an employee making $15 an hour in a place where everyone is either jobless or has only minimum wage?
I know it is tempting to choose (1), strictly from a dollar sense. Nevertheless, it is extremely likely that (2) enables you to feel a lot more gratitude and happiness in your life. Yes, you will not be making great money, but because you are better than almost everyone else, you will feel rich. By contrast, in option (1) you are likely to feel poor because everyone you know is richer than you.
As a mental toughness trainer, I strongly believe that richness or poverty lies in the mind. Even in these tough times where the unemployment rate is at the all-time high, where we have lost count of the number of neighbourhood businesses that have closed down and when the economy is in deep recession, we should not allow the idea of poverty to sink in to our minds. It is a concept which I teach in both my leadership and sales workshops in Singapore.
On the contrary, if we take time to reflect upon our lives, we are rich in many other ways. We are still able to put food on the table, to buy medicine when we fall sick, to turn on our air-conditioners when it gets too hot and surf the net without thinking about internet bills. One of the best motivational speakers in Singapore just reminded me of the value of appreciation recently. Only by appreciating what we already have, can we allow more abundance to flow into our lives.
Ask yourself: are you feeling rich or poor right now?
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