Friday, August 7, 2009

Basic difference between Rich and Poor

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, … honest, … just, … pure, …lovely, … of good report, … think on these things." Phil 4:8.

A basic difference between the rich and the poor, between the successful and the unsuccessful, between the lucky and the unlucky, is their mindset or mental attitude.Our mental attitude determines how we react to situations and opportunities that come our way. Generally, the rich habitually manifest rich mental attitude while the poor habitually manifest poor mental attitude , even though unconsciously.

To illustrate, imagine a rich mind and a poor mind standing side by side on the roadside, as a glittering brand new car zooms past. They both gaze at the car, and watch it disappear round the bend corner. The poor mind depressingly shrugs his shoulders and whispers to himself: "I can’t have that", "I can’t afford that", "Such is not for me" . His poor mindset automatically forecloses any options and possibilities; effectively shutting down the mental, spiritual and emotional capabilities of his Mind to generate solutions to his desires, problems and needs.

On the other hand, the rich mind gets positively excited and thoughtfully whispers to himself: “I’ll certainly go for that!” “How can I afford that?” “How can I get that?”
His rich mindset automatically stimulates and activates the mental process to generate ideas and examine possibilities for achieving his goals; thus effectively mobilising all physical, mental, spiritual and emotional energies towards the successful realization of goals, targets and objectives.

With that background illustration, let us now take a quick tour to explore the differences between the workings of the rich mind and the workings of the poor mind.


The rich mind thinks possibilities.
The poor mind thinks impossibilities.

The rich mind asks, "How can it be done?"
The poor mind believes, "It can’t be done."

The rich mind asks, "How can I get that?"
The poor mind intones, "You can’t have that!"

The rich mind asks, "What do I have that I can use?"
The poor mind declares, "I don’t have what it takes!"

The rich mind sees opportunities everywhere and goes after them.
The poor mind sees risks everywhere and runs from them.

The rich mind sees the beautiful rose flowers amongst the thorns.
The poor mind sees the dangerous rose thorns amongst the flowers.

The rich mind looks out from the prison window and sees the stars.
The poor mind looks out from the prison window and sees the mud.

The rich mind sees a half glass of water as half full,and is joyful.
The poor mind sees a half glass of water as half empty, and is sad.

What the poor mind sees as an obstacle,
The rich mind sees as a stepping-stone.

Rich minds give results.
Poor minds give reasons.

Rich minds make the best out of the way things turn out.
Poor minds make excuses out of the way things turn out.

The rich mind gives freely with confidence, fully aware of his eternal link to unlimited supply.
The poor mind gives hesitantly,lest he be left with less than enough for himself.

The rich mind thinks prosperity and abundance.
The poor mind thinks lack and limitations.

Rich minds know life is fun and must be lived to the fullest.
Poor minds believe life is hard and full of difficulties.

Poor minds think poverty is a virtue!
Rich minds know poverty is a curse!

Rich minds passionately WANT money, and do something about it.
Poor minds only WISH they had money, but do nothing about it.

Rich minds have purpose.
Poor minds have wishes.

Rich minds value money, but make it their slave.
Poor minds revere money, and make it their master.

Poor minds work for money.
Rich minds make money work for them.

Poor minds wait to get lucky.
Rich minds work to get lucky.

While rich minds focus on creating additional sources of income to meet their growing needs and wants, poor minds focus on surviving through continual self-denial and cutting back on their needs and wants.

In conclusion, there is a positive and a negative perspective to every situation in life. When faced with exactly the same situation, some of us see more of the positive side while some of us see more of the negative side. Some of us are generally optimistic about life while some are generally pessimistic about life. This is because of our predominant mental attitude: Rich Mind or Poor Mind.

What we perceive of any situation is a function of our mindset or attitude to life
and living, which has been developed over the long period since childhood. It is an inside thing . Our outer world is only a reflection of our inner world. So, what is your mental attitude? Is it positive or negative, optimistic or pessimistic, rich or poor? Whatever it is, just know that Your Mind is your World,and you can take control of it right now, to create a new earthly destiny of your choice!

A positive mental attitude is a powerful habit-force that propels you towards your goals in life. By the law of mental causation in action, you will attract into your life, the ideas, people, and resources necessary to bring to fruition your most dominant thoughts, whether they be good or bad, positive or negative, rich or poor.

You must therefore cultivate positive thought patterns that produce desirable results in your life experiences. Negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety,lack, greed, hatred, jealousy, and revenge must never be allowed to occupy any space in your mind.

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your Life! Your mental attitude determines your earthly experience. Your attitude determines your altitude.

Rich thoughts, rich Life: poor thoughts, poor Life.

As you habitually project rich and positive thought-forms into the universe, you attract similar thought currents to yourself; and you now see the world from an exciting new perspective that puts you firmly on the path to a happier,healthier and richer YOU!

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