The 3 Prisms Of Money (Introduction)

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A lot of people have used the popular saying “the love of money is the root of evil” in accepting a position of poverty, they feel that striving to be rich is some form of evil. Robert Kiyosaki in his best seller “Rich Dad Poor Dad” debunks that popular saying. Instead he modifies it in a truer more realistic form to say “the lack of money is truly the root of evil.”
And when you look at it that is really the case; a person who kills for money does it out of a perceived lack of money. I say perceived because wealth is really defined by an individual, Robert C.Savage says “the richest person is the one who is contented with what he has.” From the book “If life is a game these are the rules,” “no amount of external objects can ever fill an inner void.”
 

A lot of people have used the popular saying “the love of money is the root of evil” in accepting a position of poverty, they feel that striving to be rich is some form of evil. Robert Kiyosaki in his best seller “Rich Dad Poor Dad” debunks that popular saying. Instead he modifies it in a truer more realistic form to say “the lack of money is truly the root of evil.” And when you look at it that is really the case; a person who kills for money does it out of a perceived lack of money. I say perceived because wealth is really defined by an individual, Robert C.Savage says “the richest person is the one who is contented with what he has.” From the book “If life is a game these are the rules,” “no amount of external objects can ever fill an inner void.” The void can only be filled by looking within. Similar to the point on beauty, one has to be financially content with what they have, but not to the point that they become too complacent or obsessed with making money.
 
I remember growing up, we always felt like we were rich even though we weren’t, but our parents had a way of making us feel important. We didn’t agonize or cry over our current situation instead we enjoyed every moment, but the time came when we hit the rocks, and hit it we did, we literarily shattered the rocks. In 2002, I remember crying on the phone at the University of Houston over fear of deportation for lack of funds to pay next semester’s school fees, but still my Mum stayed optimistic and hopeful. She never made it sound like we were poor, even though it was apparent. She always seemed to have a nice way of saying it and I admire her for that and wish more people were like that. And one thing she did was pray pray and pray, you see my Mum believed in prayers, she probably got up every morning praying that the sun would rise and God probably hadn’t disappointed her yet.
 

But a lot of poor people fall into a spiritual stagnation pit, where they believe that if they pray God will miraculously blow a BMW through their window and if they don’t receive blessings they say its God’s wish. But God does not want us to be poor, he wants us to be rich, but he wants us to work for it with the right mentality “God helps those who help themselves.” Growing up in Nigeria was a life altering experience, there were numerous times that I saw people struggling financially and they blamed it on witch craft or “God’s will,” to me all these are excuses. One has to get up and do something about their current situation, praying without action is like making a strong foundation and wishing a house on the foundation, it won’t happen. So one has to work to get money, by developing several habits.
 

Dave Ramsey in his best seller says “People spend money they don’t have, on things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like.” And boy is this statement true! The average person out there wants to buys a Jaguar with a 5 year financing on money he DOES NOT have, on a luxury car he DOES NOT NEED, to impress the people at work he does not LIKE. That phrase summarizes in a nut shell the three core prisms on which MONEY lies.
 

OFILI is an award winning motivational speaker and life coach, who blogs about life, success and excellence. He is the author of the inspiring memoir HOW STUPIDITY SAVED MY LIFE and has been featured in magazines and radio stations across the globe including CBS radio. Ofili is currently working on his second book LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET THE HECK OUT OF THE WAY a kick-ass approach to getting the most out of your organization. To get a copy of Ofili’s latest book on success visit http://ofilisketches.com/the-book

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