The Dream of Having and Creating Wealth
When I was much younger, I had lots of dreams and desires of creating wealth, of things I wanted to do, places I wanted to go, toys and houses and cars I’d like to own. Whenever I’d pass by a nice looking BMW for instance, a large decadent mansion, or see a photo of an exotic beach somewhere, I would begin envisioning what it would be like someday when that was part of MY reality…
Growing up, I had no idea what career I would have or how I would make enough money in order to have those fun and exciting things in my life, but nor did it matter.
All that mattered was the vision of creating wealth. I wasn’t focusing on any particular profession or job – the way of life, the freedom, the excitement, the lifestyle, creating wealth – that’s what I was after!
All I knew was that if other people could have these things – people from the same country, people with the same access to opportunities and information available to them as is available to me, people with two arms and two legs and one head – if these people were able to live this way then surely I too could someday do the same, right?
Have you ever felt that way?
Have you ever wanted more out of life than you currently had? Have you seen what others have been able to do and thought, “You know, I can achieve that level of success… I deserve to have more fun, more excitement, more money, more freedom in my life, more…”
Is that greed?
No. That’s ambition, desire. That’s a good thing! It’s what makes the world go round. If no one wanted anything, there would be no trade, no industry, no technology, no development and we’d all still be roaming the earth scrounging around for food to eat just so we could keep alive (assuming people would at least want to live!). Who wants to live in a world like that? Isn’t there enough negativity in the world already as it is?
…But dreamers can be just as detrimental for society if all they’re doing all day is dreaming and not taking action toward their dreams. But those dreamers who do take action toward their dreams and follow their desires in pursuit of something better, those are people we call courageous and inspirational - they are our leaders and our heroes…
Welcome to 2012 – Creating Wealth in the Information Age
But the world today is much different than it was just years ago. In the industrial age, all one needed to do was go to school, get good grades to get into a good college so you could get a good high-paying job and then you retire after 40 years and live out the rest of your life in luxury without having to work another day of your life. That was living the dream, if you could just get to retirement age, you would finally make it!
Unfortunately today we live in the information age, with high unemployment, an ever increasing cost of living (food, gasoline, energy, insurance, taxes, etc), a falling dollar, a bankrupt social security system with declining retirement and health benefits… Most people are finding out that their good grades and education just isn’t enough anymore to ensure all their needs will be met during their working years, not to mention their desired retirement years!
Even those lucky enough to hold on to a job through to retirement age are no longer able to rely on the government or their employer to take care of them into their golden years, even though money was taken out of their paycheck during their working years to supposedly ensure they would be able to retire and live comfortably! You’ve seen peoples’ 401(k)’s completely wiped out in the recent stock market crash which proves in this era the stock market doesn’t always go up (and nor do housing prices for that matter, either!).
I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.
The real question is, what is the solution for creating wealth?
Wherever you may be in this process – whether you have a high-paying job, a temporary position or if you’re looking to retire but don’t know how you can – today you must first take responsibility for your situation and realize that YOU must be in control of your finances because no one else cares about you and your family’s financial needs other than YOU.
Unfortunately today, that is a sad but sobering fact! You know what your future will look like if you continue to rely on your employer or the government to take care of your needs, especially in retirement – just look around or turn on the news!
In this changing world, in the information age, you must take steps to be able to wean yourself off the government’s or your employer’s teet so-to-speak. You must realize that the only solution to being able to not only survive in this climate but also to thrive is by YOU creating wealth and being in control of your income – NOT your employer, and NOT the government…
——–> To learn more about creating wealth and what you can do to get in control of your income today so you can have the free time, the extra money and the freedom to live life on your terms, follow this link now: Choose Financial Freedom
Originally posted 2011-05-17 01:17:51.