In making this post, very unusually for me, I have a particular person in mind that I would like to help. He is the son of a good friend of mine. But I finally decided to make this post public, in my blog, because I realise that the information I want to provide to him can also be a great deal of benefit to others who have exactly the same problem. His basic problem is that he never seems to have enough money.
Of course, I know this person very well and I have watched him grow up with some interest. When he was a child, I noticed that he would spend all of his pocket-money immediately, on sweets. He never learned, as a child, to save any money and never seemed to have any of his own when he needed it.
As a young boy growing up, his parents and relatives would often give him reasonable sums of money on his birthdays and at Christmas and he would love to go down to the shops and spend it immediately. When he was spending his money, he nearly always managed to find something that was slightly more expensive than he could afford.
Despite the fact that, if he really wanted the things he could not afford, he might be able to acquire them with just a little discipline and patience, he always compromised and spent all of his money on whatever he thought was the next best thing. The result was that he never seemed to have any money when he needed it.
After he grew up and left school, he went to work in a lowly paid job that he could not stand. It did not pay him very well and he easily managed to spend all of his wages. And even now, today, when he has a much better job with much better pay, he still cannot afford the things he wants. He still never has enough money.
I don’t know if you know anyone like this yourself, but if this story strikes a chord with you, then that person has simply never learned the laws that govern the acquisition of wealth. They are both timeless and unchanging and indeed, they have been known for thousands of years. The principles can be learned but, and it is a big but, I have found that for people who do not already understand just a little about these principles, this wisdom can often be rejected.
When I have tried to teach my friend’s son about these things in the past, his reaction has been something to the effect that such information is worthless. His answer to the money problems he has faced, has always faced for his entire life and still continues to face today, is that he needs more money. When you misunderstand or fail to comply with these principles, that will always be the case.
So today, in support of my good friend, I have decided to make this post so that he might direct his son, once again, to the information he so desperately needs to understand in order to turn his life around. And if you know anyone who has similar problems with never having enough money, I hope that you will do the same thing. Simply get them to read this book (free download): The Richest Man in Babylon.
Of course, I can’t guarantee that it will make a difference. Why? Because you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. That said, we all face problems in life and sometimes need others to help. If this information is fully digested and applied, then I certainly can make a guarantee. Anyone who applies these principles in their life will never have problems with money. That person will come to realise that it does not matter how much you earn. What matters is how you choose to apply yourself.