Everybody is in the rat race to make money. Every employee that you know of, every businessman you know of, bankers, marketers, advertisers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, you, me, everybody on the planet is racing against time and everything else to make money, and then more money. But why? Why do we all run after money and aim to be rich? Is it because we desire to do so? You may answer yes, but think about it, do we really do what we do because we really ‘desire’ money or do we do it because that’s what we are supposed to be doing and that’s what we have been told to do?
If we really ‘desired’…
I agree that the above question is confusing and complicated. You might be thinking – Of course we all desire money, isn’t that why we are hankering after it in such a place? Let’s take a few examples from your childhood to understand this better.
Think about those times when you have really desired something – Let’s say when you really desired to have your first cigarette with your friend. Remember all the risks that you took to do it? Or your desire to look like and be perceived as the confident teenager. Remember all those things you told yourself in front of the mirror so that your mindset changed?
When we had actually ‘desired’ something
The new toy you desired so much for which you worked so hard and got good results so that your parents bought it for you.
Such examples are endless…but more importantly, what we do learn from our own past is that…when we had actually ‘desired’ something we went beyond anything and everything and did whatever it took to achieve that. So if you are not changing your mindset, working hard, taking risks, etc, etc do you think you really ‘desire’ money? Get the point?
You are just after it because everyone is after it and because you do not know what else to do with your life. And this is precisely why most of us never make it big in life. Simply because, they never desire it enough!
The ‘desire’ to be rich
The desire to be rich is not really like the desire to have ice-cream or desire to go on a trip. It is much beyond that. People spend lives dedicated to this desire and aim. So the desire to be rich, to be successful and to make it big in life comes with a deep rooted desire for something else, your inner goal that is connected to being rich.
Ask yourself this – How do you define success? If you answer that owning a luxury bungalow or owning a sports car…ask again…how would you ‘feel’ once you own these? So what exactly do you ‘desire’. It is not the money, the bungalow or the car, but something beyond it and beneath it. Once you get that answer and if it’s true, then you know that you ‘really ‘desire’ to be rich.
Where does the real ‘desire’ lie?
For example, to me success means to be able to create jobs for others…I feel a high from doing that, I feel that I am adding value to the world, contributing to society in my own way. In order to be able to be a job creator, of course I need to be rich, successful and owner of a company myself. But these are not the desires…these are rather outcomes of it. The real desire lies in being able to create wealth for others. So I can safely say that I desire to be rich and honestly speaking, I have been able to become what I have simply because I had that desire.
To conclude, it can be said that, unless you desire to be rich, you can never do what it takes, never take those risks, have the right mindset or work so hard for it. So desire it. Dream it. Eat it. Sleep it. And get it! Best luck!