In Suze Orman’s book, The Courage to be Rich, she offers what she calls The First Law of Money: People first, then money, then things. She proposes that we need to value money more than things because it’s money that enables us to acquire those things.
And, if we value money over things, we’ll take proper care of our finances. We’ll be able to have more things come to us because we’ll be managing our money wisely.
Money physically represents our time and energy, because that’s what we give up bringing money home. So how much do you value your time and energy (i.e., your life)?
We only have a limited amount of time, energy, and life available. How do you want to use it?
Only when we’ve answered these questions can we make responsible choices about how much money we want to earn, how much debt we will incur, and what lifestyle best serves us.
What do you most value in your life? Consciously get in touch with what you stand for, what is important to you, and why you like to do the things you do.
Now, look at how much your life presently reflects those values. If you want to grow in power to manifest abundance, you must develop the courage to live (and spend!) in accordance with your values.
What values, qualities, and virtues do you stand for? Make sure that those things are in every job, project, and activity you are involved with. Developing any higher quality be it love, peace, happiness, courage, or self-respect will increase your power and ability to draw abundance to you.
Value what you have- and have in your life only those things that you value. Value doing what is right over what is easy. All your thoughts, words, emotions, and actions should align with your values. “Abundance is not a question of how much one has, but of what one’s attitude is toward what one has,” said author Rick Jarow, author of Creating the Work You Love.
Aristotle summed this up well when he said, “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
Consciously make efforts to broaden your mind through travel, cultural activities, and diverse reading. You can actively strengthen your will, discipline, and self-control.
Try fasting, being punctual, being patient, controlling reactions, tidiness, keeping your word, etc. By becoming more mindful and aware, you will develop willpower and self-confidence. And in return, attract more prosperity, strength, and imagination.
The beginning of Fall is a fantastic time to take inventory of your habits and roadblocks Some habits are positive, and others are less so.
Take time to look at the pattern of your life and make some decisions about what want to spend both in time and money this coming season. As you take control of your ‘spending’ and take stock of what resources are in your hands and heart, watch the abundance take hold in your life!