“Poor people have big TVs, Rich people have big libraries” – T. Harv Eker
“The real problem is how to be inwardly rich. And when you are outwardly rich you will be surprised—for the first time you become more acutely, more keenly, aware of your inner poverty.” – Osho
On his deathbed Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:
The best doctors should carry his coffin;
The wealth he had accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the way to his burial; and
His hands should be left hanging outside the coffin for all to see.
Surprised by these unusual requests, one of his generals asked Alexander to explain.
Here is what he said:
I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal;
I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that the wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
I want my hands to swing in the wind so that people understand that we come to this world empty-handed and we … Read More »
“The difference between an inadequate apartment and a mansion on the hill is the same as the difference between average effort in the spring and massive effort in the spring. Nature always promises that a cup produces a bushel… that we will receive more than we plant. Knowing this, as all of us do, we forget that to reap many bushels, which is the measure of success, we still must plant many cups. Massive action in the spring of life still is the requirement for massive success in the fall.” – Jim Rohn
If you’d like to know how it is that you can be very outwardly successful as far as society is concerned, yet still feel miserable on the inside, here’s some insight. The nature of your mind (the ego part) is that it always functions as a “wanting” mechanism. It will always want some feeling that is better than the one you are feeling at this moment. This will be true even if you become a jet-set millionaire, your mind will still convince you that being a jet-set billionaire will be even better. Along the way, you continue to convince yourself that when you achieve this or that, then you will feel satisfied. However the nature of your “wanting mind” will never allow this to be so, never. After 20 years or so of achieving, every person eventually comes to a … Read More »