I am sure at some point or another you have asked yourself ” will I EVER be rich “?? Well, there is a simple answer to that: In order to be rich, you must THINK rich! ” Um, Erin, what on earth are you talking about”?? Don’t worry, I am here to explain and help. Using cake as a metaphor for money, let me tell you a little story:
Once upon a time, long ago, there were 3 sisters , one was very rich and had worked hard for her wealth , one was living just barely within her means and felt that she didn’t need more, and one was very poor and sad. All of the sisters had one shared commonality : they loved cake very much. One day a mysterious gypsy knocked on their door with an offering: “ I have here the worlds best cake, one bite and you will never want for any other dessert, and it will bring you much happiness in your life. You must pay for a slice though. ” The rich sister immediately said without hesitation ” Of course I will buy a slice of cake, it sounds amazing, I will eat it every day as long as you bring it!” The sister who was barely living within her means said ” I should not have cake every day, but maybe i will buy a slice someday, I must save for it though” The poor sister said ” I cannot afford the cake, I will never be able to have it” . The rich sister did not hesitate and said immediately ” I will buy cake for my sisters as long as they want it! We all deserve cake! ” The gypsy smiled knowingly ” And that selflessness was the answer to lifelong happiness for you”.
The point of that story ( and yes, I DO want cake now), is that in order to BE rich you must already have the mindset that you ARE rich. You cannot have any roadblocks in that busy mind of yours! It is time to start creating vision boards, keeping a gratitude journal, and not just hope, but actually believe every day that you are rich. Now , I know what you are thinking “so, just go ahead and spend what i do have on anything I want” ? No. Acting rich does not mean being careless with what you have. Acting rich means creating a positive and realistic path towards what your dreams and goals are, with, yes, occasionally treating yourself along the way! Stop hemming and hawing over whether you deserve that latte and slice of decadent cake , and actually BUY IT. Believe that you deserve to HAVE your cake and EAT it too! ( Yes, I am very proud of what I just did there).
Riches are not going to just fall into your lap, life is not a lottery. You have to work DAMN hard, and BELIEVE that you deserve to be happy and wealthy! You also need to be selfless with your riches like you heard in the cake metaphor. The rich sister did not hesitate you share her wealth with her sisters, so they too could eat the most amazing cake ever. Share in your wealth, the giving nature of sharing will come back to you 10 fold, in the most positive way. So what are you waiting for? Stop sitting around and waiting to become rich. Believe you are already rich, and get to work! You GOT THIS!
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