How To Live A Life Of Abundance
The Value of Your Time, Money and Health
Reflecting on time gone by helps me to realize my value to society and my worth to myself. Not the tasks I completed or the purchases I made, but the time I have spent with my family and what I have done to increase my value as a person. I also consider the value that I have created for others, and what I have traded my precious time for… Because once the day is gone, it is gone forever, so I must strive to live an abundant life today and every day.
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate
until they have been depleted.” ~Denis Waitley
As I grow older I have learned to appreciate my time and my health more and more. Fortunately, I have been blessed far beyond my expectations with spiritual, physical and material gifts. I can use my time and these gifts to share and benefit others or I can waste them. I’d like you to consider the value of your time and the impact you have on others lives.
“Time is more valuable than money.” ~Jim Rohn
All of our lives we have been told that in order to increase our success and material worth we should trade our time for money. We’re told to go to school and to work hard. And, once we achieve “success” we’re told that we should turn our money over to the financial institutions, but only after the government takes their share… for the betterment of society of course.
Our minds have been brainwashed into believing that the accumulation theory of compounding in retirement plans will create financial success. When you follow this way of thinking you are devaluing your importance and decreasing your self-worth by basing your beliefs on economic models that are dependent on opinion.
Our human life value, as described by the late Solomon Huebner, is the capitalized monetary worth of the earning capacity resulting from the economic forces that are incorporated within our being: namely, our character and health, our education, training, and experience, our personality and industry, our creative power, and our driving force to realize the economic images of the mind.
“It isn’t a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state’s goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government’s propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They’ll fasten the chains to their own ankles.” ~Lew Rockwell
Our schools indoctrinate our children from a young age with biased information and fictional characters instead of focusing on history and learning from our past. Case in point, my children participate in an accelerated reading program at their elementary school. Their available literature is almost entirely fictional consisting of fantasy and witchcraft. The problem is over time fallacies and falsehoods develop into myths. And, myths destroy our confidence by instilling our minds with doubt and fear.
“Myths which are believed in tend to become true.”
Myths are based on a scarcity mindset and can be perpetuated from generation to generation. When we embrace the scarcity mindset we buy into the belief that our resources are limited. Scarcity fails to account for self-worth and further limits our opportunity for ownership and growth.
As you can see these myths can destroy your ability to create real wealth and your value as a person. Instead when you follow your purpose and focus on creating value in yourself and others, you can live a life filled with abundance and prosperity.
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” ~Albert Einstein
We must breakthrough the boundaries of traditional thinking and challenge our minds if we want to achieve our maximum potential in life. An abundant life is developed by practicing our talents and abilities and taking action. When we take action on our thoughts and ideas, based on our knowledge, we increase our worth. As we increase our knowledge, we also increase our confidence and ability to follow our free will, and make our own choices.
By living a life of abundance you can follow your soul purpose and increase your value to others. You are free to focus on God’s work and your personal passions without the limits and confines of a scarcity mindset. You create value in others by sharing your knowledge and developing their abilities. You are free to live a life of prosperity.
God has blessed us with an abundant supply of spiritual and material gifts. Our challenge is to utilize these blessings to honor God and fulfill our purpose as Christians.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matthew 13:12
Many believe that the end of time, as we know it, is near. In essence, your future resides in your hands. In the coming months your world is going to change… the question is, will you be ready for what’s next?
In closing, I’d like to encourage you take a personal inventory by asking you a few questions. Ask yourself what’s really important to you? Why do you do what you do? Are you spending your time with the ones that matter the most? When you make investments, consider if you are investing in yourself as a person. Will these investments increase your value? Are you expanding your knowledge? What are you reading and whom are you listening to?
“You are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” ~Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones
Until next time,
Live a Life of Abundance!
Barry Page is a recognized author and publisher of multiple blogs, websites and videos. He is an expert on private banking and specializes in showing families how to increase their happiness, health and prosperity. His business is based in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and he services clients throughout the country.