Do you want to become rich?

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
October 16, 2008 7:36am CST
According to the book i've read,(im sorry i forgot the name and author of the book) their are 10 secret of becoming rich. 1. Learn the value of time by understanding its importance. 2. Set lifelong goals that include major decision in your life. 3. Stay out of debt: barrow money wisely. 4. Learn to accept failure successfully. 5. Develop winning attitudes and habits. 6. Stay focused by keeping everything in mind your goals. 7. Work only with the right kind of people. 8. Develop self-dicipline by sticking to your dicisions. 9. Develop faith by depending on a higher power. 10.Make happiness- not wealth- your untimate goal. How can you apply these secrets? Set a goals based on them and commit yourself to follow these goals faithfully. Happy mylotting.
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• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Thanks for the post. They are sensible pieces of advice. I believe that money is just a by-product. I believe that if we want to be rich, we must become a person of value. I came across this quote somewhere: "If you want gold, you must first be golden." We must strive for both personal and career excellence, which is what I am aiming for right now.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
You got it right, TAN YU says. "There is no such thing as luck, success is all hard work and persistence, It is difficult for anyone to defeat a person who is imbued with hard work, determination and persistence.."Happy posting
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@xialvti (15)
• China
16 Oct 08
Everyone wants to live happily. Many ways can make one happy.Rich is one of them. How can be rich? Above paragraphs have given the answer.I think if one can improve himself day by day ,he can rich in future.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I agree with you, You can do it gradually, but make happiness should be the ultimate goal, not the money it self. Thanks for responding.
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I do not want to be rich, a whole new kind of stress and hassles. Not for me. I just want to be comfortable and happy and not have to stress over having enough money to pay all the bills. I would like to be able to afford a nice family vacation once a year to get away from the mainstream. That is not wanting to be rich, just comfortable.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
hi tess, Same here, i just want enough to support everyone in the family, not plenty. but if i have the oppurtunity to have plenty of money why not, for through this i would able to help everyone in need and makes them happy. As long you share your blessing being rich is good too.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
3 May 09
Thanks for sharing such great secrets. I found them very interesting and noted down separately. Now I'll try my best to follow them.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
3 May 09
Hi suruchi86(1068) If you are determine to be, then in due time you will rich the goal, thanks for the respond.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
4 May 09
Frankly speaking, I'm not having strong willpower. But I think if I comply with point by point, I may get some results in due course of time.
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
In my opinion the sum up of these are having decipline and focus to our goal with the highest trust and belief to our no.1 Big Boss. Going straight to our plan with always consulting God if He really allowed those things. As for me, it is okay to become rich and it is permissible by God for it is the result of our hard work. Applying all those ten written in your post, it is in ourselves on how to do it correctly and easy. Just be honest to ourselves and to others as doing things in order to become rich not only here on earth but also to heaven.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Very well said mods, I guess those are tips to become rich not just financially but spiritually. All thing are blessing from God if he permits us become rich then we can have all the opportunity to help more and thank him by bringing back all the blessing we have to Him.
• Australia
27 Oct 08
Those advice sound good but i think a little too perfect. For one you don't always get to choose who you work with and second they're expecting perfect personality. I'm not looking to get rich but rather to be content with the job i'm doing and be successful in the long run. As long as the salary is adequate to keep me comfortable I think I would be satisfied.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Yeah you re right, There is no perfect in this world, atleast closer to perfection i guess. All those tips vary from different person to person so follow only that can help you to grow financially and personally.Thanks for responding.
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Well I guess a lot of people dream or want to become rich, and I'm no exception to this. Honestly, my husband and I both have separate jobs but we're still finding it hard to make ends meet. We do have one daughter for a child and less than a year from now, she is going to attend school already but I fear that we can't afford sending her to an exclusive or private school. And my answer to your query; it's quite natural for me or my situation to at least daydream and wish that we do have a lot of money. In fact, I'm dreaming that one day, we'll be awakened by a surprising positive news that we won at least ten million pesos (or approximately two hundred thousand dollars) in the local lottery draw. If this finally comes true, a lot of my aspirations for my own family will be realized. On top of the list is for us to be able to purchase a parcel of land where our own house will be built. Also, we are going to buy several hectares of land to be utilized for plantation of various types of fruits and vegetables. Aside from this, we will normally give a portion of our winnings to my parents and to my in-laws, too. And for this, I'm so thankful that finally, we will be able to put up a small but lucrative and lawful family business which hopefully, we will be successful enough to make it grow and eventually become a heirloom for our offsprings. Like you, I also aspire to give and help the needy and less fortunate fellowmen. In fact, I plan to put up a business wherein I would be hiring undergraduates or out-of-school youth to be my employees in the firm, giving them a steady income and benefits; along with 'teaching them how to fish', just as the Holy Bible says. Anyway, I'll try to keep in mind these pointers you included here.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
hi mykmari, As i always say here, If there is a will there is a way, if you really believe that thing will happen then it will happen as you think. Just think this one "a journey of a thousand miles begin in a single step". If you act now , i am sure you will get it someday. Thanks for responding.
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• India
21 Oct 08
Now that's a nice tip. I will surely follow it each day and make sure that I find happiness. Also, money is secondary. One should have respect in the society to survive properly. I think that respect is more important than money and one should always try to gain respect than money. bourne
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Yes, you got it right friend, money should only be secondary and the first is the happiness for it what we are striving for in our life. REspect is also one of the factor. Thanks for responding.
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 08
well, i wish I have enough money to buy a house to stay with my dear.... I never think about to become rich because i know that won't be as easy as we wish... well, the 10 secret is true but how many people can done that? so, i think as long as we try our best, rich or not, it is not a problem...
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
hi candysky, Well, if you have determination, persistance and hardworking i think it is very possible to become successful like other bussinessmen. As they said, if they can do it why cant i. Every one can do that but the only problen is how long they they can sustain it. Thanks for responding.
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• India
19 Oct 08
yeah i surely want to be rich n fulfil all my dreams and the dreams of my family specailly my mom.....i want to give them every happiness in this world...i work for the best and i hope tht i will get rich in future...i believe in hard work n success comes by hard work..i don't want free money ...i just want to get it through my hard work!! happy mylotting!!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
You got it right friend, Hardwork is one of the key to success, but you should have all the qualities i mention above to make your dreams come true.
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@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
19 Oct 08
Thanks for this discussion. It is really interesting to learn all these useful tips. Happy Mylot friend.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Your welcome friend, I think very dream is possible as long you have the courage , determination and persistance in doing what you like to do in order to rich your dream. I know you can do it for you have all the qualities above.
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
Hi there margarit..:-0 Thanks for list its really informative and useful but anyway,I really don't dream to be rich but I dream just to explore the world and learn every new things that I encounter..:-0 Of course I need money but not too much..:-0 I don't want to have a big house if i cannot call it home because wealth will be useless if you don't have happy family..:-0 I know money will make you happy but there are facts that we need to consider..:-0 The bigger you get,The bigger problems you wil have too and I am to weak to deal with big problems so I better stay to have a simple life and my travelin..:-0 GOd bless and have a nice day..:-0
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Yeah you are right insulin, Wealth is responsibility, if you have plenty of them you have a bigger responsiblity and bigger problem too if you dont handle it well. But think it on other way around, if you have plenty of wealth you can help more and you can create happiness too. The no. ten shoul be our main goal, to be happy not rich but unhappy.
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I am not a big goal setter. I know what I want to do and have and do what I can to achieve those things. I think it is hard to have all of these listed things fall into place on a continuous basis for most people. But I absolutely agree with #10. If you go after something that you enjoy and are comfortable with, that increases your chances of achieving these things immensely!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Same here quinnkl, no.10 is still the best secret of all mention above. Without happiness even you are rich, life has no meaning at all, for you are already slave by money and money becomes your God. You can never be happy in life. Thanks for responding friend.
• United States
16 Oct 08
I believe that these are wonderful rules to live by. I am not a person that needs or wants lots of money. Material things do not provide happiness to me. I am perfectly happy with my health, my family, and my life as it is. I feel very rich with just those things. Yes, money is required in our lives, but if it isn't a necessity I am really not interested in it for the most part. I am happy just having a house to live in, family that loves me, and good friends. Everything else is just a bonus for me.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I agree with you momjessie, I post this discussion to know more about each member here what is their ultimate goal in life, for me my family , health is the most importance for no one can replace them money is secondary only for we need money to survive in this world wither we like it or not it is still important. thanks for responding.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Oct 08
i don't necessraily want to be rich but would like to be more comfortablt than i am. i'd like the same thing for my kids.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
same here with you friend, Personally all i want is enough only, not very rich like Bill Gates. Enough for myself for my family and for the people that i would like to help in the future. In short comfortable life where you still go out and watch movies, having a car , house and lot , and all the basic needs in life. Happy posting.
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
The tips were quite wonderful and sounds practical. It was great to know that, thanks for sharing these wonderful tips, I think it was quite helpful. As for me, I really like to be rich, however, not the kind of wealth which makes you anxious for your life almost everyday or have lots of money that don't know what to do with it anymore. I just like to be rich enough to compensate my needs and can buy some luxury things. But having read those tips, quite help me to concentrate on my goals and follow these tips. Thanks for sharing this to us.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Youre welcome friend, I guess all who answered this discussion and alsolike me wants to become rich not just for financial aspect it self but for all the aspect in life. The no. 10 is what i really like most of all the above. Happy mylotting.
• Malaysia
16 Oct 08
Hmm, self-control is very important. Don't fall into the trap of temptation. For example, you want to buy this new mobile phone which costs 2k. Is it better for you to buy something which depreciates with time (and after few years worth nothing), or you rather save it up for investment? Assets vs Liabilities. This is something which I've always mentioned to people around me.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
I think self-control belongs to no. 5 and no 8, if you have all those positive attitude, it would very easy for you to reach your goal of becoming one. and about investment belong to no.2 i guess. thanks for responding.
• Singapore
16 Oct 08
Thanks margarit for the wonderful advice. I want to be rich. I think that that's the only way I can help less fortunate people, not that I'm not helping them now. There is one thing that is not mentioned. To give. It's important to give, in order to receive more. All the best to you and me!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Yeah you got it right friend, We should also share our blessing by giving to the needy not exactly expecting for a return but for the happiness you felt when you give. Its a wonderful experience when you see someone is happy for what you do. thanks for responding.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
7 May 09
Thanks for the post. Since I decided that I am in control of what my life becomes I have been a MUCH HAPPIER person. I have finally started to see that regardless of what is happening around me I have to choose to be a happy person and I am in control of my own destiny. I will definitely take this post and put the ideas to work in my own life. I strive to be a HAPPY person and with happiness will come wealth.....
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@dhaarvi (147)
• India
15 Dec 08
very good points
@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
27 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing these tips
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