There are essentially two ways you can accumulate wealth.
The traditional and familiar path requires hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. You’ll outwork or outthink the competition, you override the inner voice that tells you to stop once and a while and smell the roses, you sacrifice and struggle to accumulate more and more things and your hope is that all this hard work will eventually result in a huge payoff one day.
The less familiar route to prosperity involves more of a spiritual quest. This is the path of least resistance, where you understand your true nature, where your money and your life are in perfect alignment with your core values - and wealth, abundance, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly.
There is no “right” or “wrong” way to accumulate wealth. What’s important is to understand what motivates you and what makes you tick. Many of us make major decisions regarding our work lives in our late teens and early 20’s and often never look back or reflect on the choices we made. It’s usually in our 50’s, the zone of time where the so called “mid-life crisis” occurs when we stop and wonder - how did I get here?
My preferred path to prosperity is the spiritual quest, using your internal power instead of external force. If you’d like to take that path, start with these 5 tips to begin attracting abundance into your life:
1) Be Here Now
In a society that values the multi-tasker, living in the present moment - not the past, not the future but now - requires practice and discipline on a daily basis. Living in the moment allows you to be open to receiving the abundance you’re seeking.
2) Karma Bank
This is where all your good deeds are stored. Think about all the ways you can make deposits to your spiritual bank account. The more you deposit, the more you receive. Pay it forward.
Your imagination is the engine that drives your desires and is the source of your passion. Practice visualizing your success. You’ll see it when you believe it. (Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book with this phrase as the title – it’s an oldie but goodie and I highly recommend it.)
Your emotional energy is powerful. How strong is your desire to fulfill your dreams? Use your imagination, your emotions and desire to attract into your life that which you seek.
Start each day with a sense of gratitude and go to bed at night with the same feeling. As you think, so shall you be. When you feel grateful for all the material abundance that constantly shows up in your life, more of the same will continue to manifest.