What ever we become in life; we do so through the power of our thoughts. In short, our condition on the outside is directly connected to what we think on the inside.
Somehow, we do not always attract what we want, but what comes to us is a reflection of our very thoughts and desire. Since we use our thoughts to become what we want to become, then we have to see ourselves the way we want to be.
At one stage, I was very wealthy, and then I lost everything I owned, but I made it back, even more than I had before. I became rich again not by luck or by chance, but because the wealth was never in my things, but, in my thoughts...my creative imagination, resolution, independent will, integrity and a balanced sense of justice.
To become wealthy, you need a system and decipline. A system such as a job, a business, public speaking, etc. Decipline in the sense of selfcontrol, frugality and perceverance. In other words, you have to live the values pursued life.
The philosophical diference between the rich and the poor is that the poor spend their money on things, such as, expensive cars, clothes. jewellery, homes. As a result, they are always poor and in debt. On the other hand, wealthy people spend their money on assets...something that generates interest on their money. The interest is then used to buy more assets, or is left to compound, that is, interest paid on both the principal and the unpaid interest. So the rich become richer.
I am Gary Gordon, author of The Values Pursued Life on www.amazon.com