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Just Working Hard is Not the Way to Get Rich!

May 19, 2008
I learned an important lesson very early in life: Working hard will not make you rich. Now, I'm not suggesting that sitting around on your sofa all day is going to make you a millionaire; but I am suggesting that just working hard is not the way to get rich, and in some ways, it is even counterproductive to attracting wealth.

Here's a good example: the small Georgia town where I was born is full of some of the hardest working men and women I've ever known. But are they rich? Nope. In fact most of them are living from paycheck to paycheck, just struggling to get by.

Many of these people get up before sunrise and work double shifts, six days a week. But no matter how hard they work, they never seem to get ahead. Most are just trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. So what gives? Could it be that becoming wealthy requires something other than hard work? And if so, what does it take?

Here's the deal: most people are poor NOT because they don't work hard; they are poor because they lack imagination.

Now I know that might sound harsh; but it's the plain truth. Generally, people don't live in poverty because they are lazy: they live in poverty because they have not adequately developed their imaginations. Creative and imaginative thinking are absolutely essential if you plan on living a rich, fulfilling life. But without these things, you can work as hard as you want, and you will probably still wind up just barely getting by.

I am aware that many well-intentioned people will tell you that the way to get rich is to work harder, longer and faster than other people; but frankly, this is BS. Hard work is all well and good, but obviously something more is required in order to become rich. And that "something" is imagination, plain and simple.

You have to exercise and develop your creativity, and learn to "see" opportunities and options, even when they are not obvious to others. But how do you develop this skill? Simple; you practice.

Contrary to popular opinion, imagination can be learned. And in the same way that you can improve your memory by practicing, you can also improve your creativity by using it regularly. You can exercise and strengthen your imagination, just like you would exercise and strengthen your muscles. Like any other skill, you get better with practice.

Art, music and other creative pursuits are perfect in this regard. They require creative thinking and imagination. Even crossword puzzles and sudoku are beneficial; they help us look for creative solutions and think "outside the box."

It's interesting that many people work-out three or four times a week (or more) to keep their body in good shape, but very few of us actually "work out" our creativity and imagination. Maybe that's why there are a lot more poor people in the world than rich people? It's something to think about...

If the way to get rich was just working hard, I can assure you there would be a lot more wealthy people in the world than there are now. It is only through developing our imagination that we can attract success and wealth, and live a life of abundance.
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The way to get rich is NOT simply to work harder--but to learn to attract a wealthy life!
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