So you want to know how to become rich, and you want it to happen today? Well, you could buy lottery tickets, or find a casino and try your hand at the roulette wheel. You might get lucky. The odds are against you, of course, so is there a better way?
How about thinking about what it means to BE rich. Consider for a moment that you are sitting there with a fantastic machine in front of you. Yes, I mean the computer. It can entertain you, educate you, employ you and more. Now think back two hundred years ago, when the richest people in the world didn't have access to a computer, or a television, or a car, or a refrigerator, or modern medicines.
Consider how many millions of people TODAY would eagerly trade places with you. Even if you consider yourself poor, there are others who would consider you rich by comparison, right? "Rich" is relative, isn't it? And while others imagine how much better their lives would be if they had as much as you, you imagine a life made better by even more wealth.
It is true that life can be improved by money. Anyone who tells you differently is lying or has a real lack of imagination. But long before you get rich according to whatever standard or goal you have, you can get rich by living differently. You can learn how to get rich by enjoying the real wealth that you already have. You may not enjoy future wealth in any case, if you don't learn how to first.
Start appreciating what you have, and you WILL be richer. Who is richer, a man with a lot of money and things who is alternately stressed and bored, or a man who is enjoying all the good things he has, however few they may be? Plan for the future, to make more money, but get rich today by living in a state of gratitude for what you already have.
Get Rich Today - Part Two
Money is a blessing, as well as an incredible and fascinating invention. It is the distilled essence of all the worldly things you might want or need. Why not make more of it? Here are some simple reminders of things you already know about how to get rich.
1. Start planning to make more money. Pick a way (there are many) and work it. Try another way if you fail, but don't stop trying. Fast or slow - you can get rich. Don't just think about getting rich. Start putting your goals in writing, and taking the steps necessary.
2. Learn what is really important to you. I have watched more than one person spend what could have been a wealth-building investment on things that really weren't important to them. Self control doesn't mean self-denial. It means doing what you REALLY want for the long term.
3. Learn how to manage money. Watch those "Where Are They Now" programs, and you'll quickly see that it is easier to lose millions than to make them. How many famous people have blown through their money in just a few years? 1,893. Okay, who knows, but the lesson is clear: You have to understand how to manage money if you want to get rich and stay rich. Start educating yourself.
Learn to enjoy what you have, and put a plan in place to have more - this is how to be richer today.