People Struggle With Money Because They Misunderstand These 2 Things
Why all the money in the world couldn’t save most people.
Jim Rohn has a famous saying, “If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before.”
Of course, many people find this hard to believe. They like to think that the wealth disparity in this world is unfair and that a few people have simply benefited from a bit of luck and good fortune.
However, you never get rich by demand or through blaming. Instead, you get rich by changing. More often than not, the people who have accumulated real riches in this world have done it through acquiring superior knowledge and skills, and then putting in the work.
As Grant Cardone writes,
“Although the media often discuss the disparity between the rich and the poor, they frequently fail to cover the amount of time and energy the wealthy have committed to reading, studying, and educating themselves.”
Indeed, if you're reading this, then you have about as much opportunity to financially prosper as does anyone else with an internet connection. The only thing holding you back is you.
The remainder of this article will explain why many people struggle with money. Here we go.
To Have More, You Must Become More
“Money is nothing more than a reflection of your creativity, your capacity to focus, and your ability to add value and receive back. If you can find a way to create value — that is, add value for a massive number of people — you will have an opportunity to have a massive amount of economic abundance in your life.” -Tony Robbins
In his book, Abundance, Peter Diamandis explains that things you desire are never truly scarce for you, but rather, simply out of your current reach. As he put it:
“Imagine a giant orange tree packed with fruit. If I pluck all the oranges from the lower branches, I am effectively out of accessible fruit. From my perspective, oranges are now scarce. But once someone invents a piece of technology called a ladder, I’ve suddenly got new reach. Problem solved.”
Likewise, from where you currently are, many levels of the financial tree may appear to be out of reach for you. However, you don’t need a ladder to reach more; you must become more.