Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Now That Your 401K Is in the Toilet....

Some germane reflections on wealth:

1. "Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource. The ability to come up with new ideas and better ways of doing things is ultimately what raises productivity and thus living standards" Richard Florida in The Rise of the Creative Class (xiii).

2. "The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you." Wallace Wattles, in The Science of Getting Rich written in 1910.

3. "Everything that happens in your life if moving you in the direction of your goals." Bob Proctor.

4. "There is no failure, only a delay in results" unknown source.

5. "There are no justified resentments" Wayne Dyer, PhD.

6. "The world is a looking-glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face" William Makepeace Thackery.

7. "Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant and usable and feeds into my creativity" Twyla Tharp in The Creative Habit (10).

8. "Money-giving is a good criterion of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people." Dr. Karl A. Menninger. I found this quote in Joe Vitale's e-book, The Greatest Money-Making Secret.

To summarize, your wealth is far more than your savings: ultimately your wealth is an inner resource. Making it grow does not depend on the stock market. Developing your creativity with the clear intention to create wealth together with a practice of generous giving and appreciation for what you have is what makes a person truly wealthy. Finally, resentments and unforgiveness may keep you from seeing opportunities to create good things in your life.