By Felicia, on March 5th, 2012
True Wealth, what a loaded 2 words, they can mean many things to many people. When presented with the question of what does true wealth mean to you generally it means more money. To me, it means more than money.
True Wealth starts from within; if you are not at peace with who you are you will never achieve true wealth. If you surround yourself with negative people, negative things or activities, if you believe all the negativity, true wealth will never be achieved. Money, while essential and nice to have will not make you happy. Debt will drain you financially and emotionally. And then if you surround yourself with people who put you down, you will be drained even more.
Knowledge is the key, knowledge in how the money systems work (credit cards, banks, loans, mortgages) you will be able to make informed decisions on that aspect of wealth. (Check out our wealth page). Knowledge of people, knowing who to trust and who to depend on is incredibly important. Those loyal people are your support system and essential to finding true wealth. Finding people who appreciate and love you for who you are is also essential for true health. Knowledge of yourself, knowing what your strengths are, how to maximize your talents and how to use those strengths and talents to find the wealth you deserve. These are the tools for finding true wealth.
True wealth can be achieved if you reject the negative and embrace the positive. Start with yourself and your circle of friends and move outward to the financial aspects but always remember that true wealth is measured in many different ways.