Plenitude is your attitude when you see money as a means to an end but not an end in itself. Money cannot buy love, money cannot by great relationships, money cannot buy good health. Money can be a means to helping you experience love, money can be a means to you experiencing a great relationship and money can be a means to you enjoying good health; that is if you use your money rightly so it encourages and enhances feelings of love, trust in relationships and your personal feelings of vitality.
Money is a process, not a goal. We want money so we can enjoy doing and having more things. Money is a means by which a multitude of wonderful experiences are made available to you. What do you want money for? How do you intend to use it to enhance your life and the world around you?
I am not depreciating the value of money; I am saying that money itself is worth nothing. It must be used intelligently to be worth its weight in gold. If you hoard money, it’s valueless to you. Many a miser has lived incredibly modest lives in the name of collecting more and more dollars, only to die and leave it for someone else to enjoy. It is said that there is nothing better than having a rich miser for a grandfather. He socks it away for a rainy day, and you inherit it to go out and play.
It’s not the change that you rattle in your pocket that solves your problems; it’s the changing of the rattling your mind. Get your mind straight and it becomes commonsense to use the change in your pocket more effectively.
Lack of ideas is no obstacle; lack of good ideas about how to use your money effectively – that’s the obstacle. Andrew Carnegie (the world’s first self-made billionaire), said, that if you take all of the money in the world and distribute it amongst all of the people in the world, in five years all of the people in the world who had it will have it back once again.