Some people would say that abundance wealth is the root of all evil but, is it really? Manifesting wealth, becoming financially free, and living in abundance are all steps one takes on the path to personal mastery and self-actualization. Of course, you will eventually choose your own meaning of success and define exactly how much wealth you need but suffice to say, most people would love to make more money, have more nice things, and definitely have a greater sense of security.
Personal development is a never ending process, it can start anywhere at anytime and hopefully it never stops. Once you choose this path, you will continue to learn new things about many different aspects of yourself and then there's an enormous amount of things to learn about life in general and how the world operates. Essentially, the same life skills you learn for personal development and self confidence building will be the same skills you use for achieving abundance wealth. Of course, it is a perplexing and frustrating yet wonderful and beautiful journey! Some of the wealth building principles you will learn are common sense that many people overlook and some of the principles are ideas that you may think have never made sense before, but they make more sense after you give them a second or third look.
How your mind thinks about money, success, and abundance is extremely important and is quite literally the secret to wealth! Your thoughts are the compass that will eventually lead you to discovering abundance wealth. You see, we all have a hidden talent of manifesting wealth and being successful. You just need to utilize a few different facets of your brain to harness your wealth building potential. Your mind, the thoughts that go through it, and the things that surround you physically are analogous to a chef in a gourmet kitchen with an infinite amount of fresh ingredients. The chef must simply use different combinations of foods and spices and soon he has a full menu!
When it comes to creating abundance wealth, there are not many courses in school that teach the subject. You will learn to get ahead, outside of school in the "real world." So, how does one gain financial knowledge? Reading books, attending seminars, and talking to people who are knowledgeable are all good ways. However, the best way to learn is by doing and by making mistakes. The message is: "DO NOT LET MISTAKES STOP YOU FROM LEARNING!" Learn from those mistakes and let them encourage you to learn more.
In today's economy, information is extremely valuable. Get to know what is going on around you and in the world and you will find opportunities that you previously would not have seen. Knowing about those opportunities is an asset and not knowing is a liability. That is why information is of the utmost improtance. Exchange information regarding financial and business matters with your friends and colleagues as frequently as possible. When discussing topics that are not clear or familiar to you, ask questions (rather than pretend you know when you don't) and be generous to share what you know when asked. Business opportunities are usually born in everyday discussions. Gathering and exchanging information may be time consuming but it's time well spent.
Just how much should a person have considered financially rich? To this question, there is no specific answer. Is a person is wealthy if they have a net worth of at least one million dollars? Is a person is wealthy if they are totally debt-free? Is a person is wealthy if they are living a lifestyle they choose? Is a person wealthy if they have an abundance of free time? Actually, being rich is in the eye of the beholder. To some health is the most valuable thing in life even if their pockets aren't fat, others may consider spirituality or freedom as their foremost priority.
As far a Improve-The-Self goes: If you have an income that is higher than your expenses including reasonable luxuries and your asset value stays ahead of the inflation rate, you are considered financially independent (which is a BIG DEAL). Wether or not you are rich is a matter of opinion, and more importantly it's YOUR opinion!