In a world full of comparison through social media, we get used to think being rich is the solution for all problems in life, but things are not like this, more often we see famous artists or rich people in the news with depression, drug addiction or even suicide. For example, It doesn’t matter how rich you are, if you are not happy with yourself or not treating others equally, you may have all the money in the world and still be poor, so in this case wealth does not come from money itself but form other aspects in life.
Based on my experiences I’ve listed 3 main aspects that will make you rich:
#1 – Health
Your body is like a machine and health is the engine, if you don’t operate it properly or choose to fill it with bad quality fuel, it will break or ask for maintenance through diseases. Good health is the primary key to drive you to success and will be the “one step ahead” factor from your competitors. Without it, everything can get more difficult through tiredness, depression and lack of motivation. If you have any type of restrictions, focus on eating well and doing at least 30 minutes a day of any kind of physical exercises, avoiding drugs, alcohol and finishing your day with a good night of sleep.
Key points to increase health:
- Exercise 30 minutes every single day
- Decrease sugar and carbohydrates, increase vegetables and grains
- Avoid any type of drugs or alcohol
#2 – Spirit
Be in peace with yourself, avoid overthinking and make your way out of depression, find balance between you and the environment, who’s in peace with yourself will be with others. Make the difference, treat others equally (from the janitor to the CEO), no prejudice or bad treatment and focus in always doing good. Have more empathy, connect with nature, find what drives you to peace. If you don’t have inner peace, you will never be satisfied with the things you have or accomplished, it’s going to be an endless journey pursuing happiness.
Key points to increase your Spirit:
- Start doing outdoor activities, increase your contact with the nature
- Take a moment to listen only to yourself, without any external interference, might be meditation for example or doing a solo activity
- For each negative thought you must seek for other 2 positive ones
#3 – Knowledge
After having everything set up (Health and Spirit), you can seek for knowledge which is the key to open new paths and opportunities to your life, only like this you will be able to reach to your objectives. Knowledge is one of the true differentials in our society who values futility and appearance is more important then the actual reality.
“Knowledge is power.”– Francis Bacon
Key points to increase knowledge:
- Study at least 30 to 60 minutes everyday, it can be any theme you want
- Listen to podcasts during commute
- Filter your social media and start subscribing to good quality content that will ad value to your life
Having those 3 aspects in balance, money will eventually come to you as a consequence of all your behaviors, and maybe you won’t need as much as you might think because when being in peace with yourself and others everything will be better and will be no need of pursuing happiness through money.
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