Only Two Ways to Make Money
In my opinion, there are only two ways to make money:
1) You can sell your soul (time+happiness) for it.
2) You can earn it.
And if your goal is to become wealthy, you absolutely must choose option #2.
Sure, option #1 might make you money…but it’s not going to make you “wealthy”.
There’s no point to having money if you’re a slave to it. It completely defeats the purpose…
…yet so many men and women work like dogs for their entire lives to make money just so that they can achieve the socially recognizable status of “successful”.
Social pressures make people do stupid things — like living above their means.
That’s why I decided to stop caring what others think about me.
I’m glad to say that I live WAY below my means. It’s healthy and it helps me become wealthy.
But there’s more to wealth than just saving your money and spending it wisely.
I like to call it the “Big Secret” to becoming wealthy.
I put that in quotes because very few people seem to understand it, despite the fact that it’s so simple and so obvious.
In reality, it’s no secret at all. It’s been known throughout centuries by all of the world’s wealthiest people.
There are no shortcuts or ways around this rule. In fact, some people refer to it as a Universal Law.
And I’ll admit that I myself have been guilty of breaking this law many times, even though I’ve known about it for years.
But today I wanted to write this post because I stumbled across a beautiful gem that puts this law into perspective in such a crisp and clear way.
It’s one thing to “know” something…it’s quite another to truly understand it. If you “know” it but you don’t do it…then you don’t really know it.
The following excerpt hit me like a ton of bricks and I decided to put this information to use right away by sharing it with you. I truly hope that it sinks in for you just the same as it did for me. Enjoy.
The “Big Secret” of Becoming Wealthy
“Success is not the result of making money; making money is a result of success; and success is always the fulfillment of the individual in productive effort that betters the welfare of mankind. Modern man has got the cart before the horse. He sets out to make money when in truth he should set out to be of service. Create! Build! Serve! Those are the commands of nature. Follow them, and you will find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance of the universe.”
-Three Magic Words by Uell S. Anderson
And there you have it: the “Big Secret” to becoming wealthy.
In short: provide value.