The first step to Wealth Creation
is TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE. No
one will do that for you. Are you living your life to the fullest or are you
acting a script?
As a student, does the course you
are studying align with your talents and your purpose in life or were you
influenced into it by your parents and peers?
As an Employee, are you really
happy with your job? Is your income enough to cover your family expense or are
you in debts?
As an Entrepreneur, is your
business growing the way you would want it to? How do you feel every time you
look at your accounts book?
Whatever your answer is, nothing is
going to change unless you take responsibility. You may not necessarily be the
cause of the condition you find yourself but you are the only person qualified
enough to do something about it. It is unfortunate that many people are quick
to blame external factors for the woes in their life. Some blame their parents,
the government, and their employer, anything but themselves. Yes, they may have
a role to play. But blaming them isn’t going to do anything to help you
personally. Drowning in the river of self-pity has never saved anyone, but
taking responsibility works.
There’s popular saying that what
you don’t want, you don’t watch.
Bill Gates was quoted to have said
something along the lines of “if you were born poor it is not your fault,
but if you die poor, it is your fault”.
Your personal finance and business
finance are serious topics, too serious to leave in the hands of other people.
Henceforth, I charge you to begin
to HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE for
whatever kind of change or success you want to see in your life – starting from
your finances. When you do that, you will begin to experience significant
change in your life. The way you look at things will change. You will cease to
operate from a victim mentality. You will dump your “scarcity
mindset” that has been limiting you for “abundance mindset”. You
will begin to see possibilities and opportunities when others are seeing
The first step you need to take to create wealth is to become intentional at becoming financially intelligent. Don’t leave it to your employer or to the government or to fate.