Who doesn’t want to be rich? The countless problems we face in the world can be slashed to a manageable minimum if we could have more than enough money resting in our bank accounts after investing some in stocks and businesses. But to some, becoming rich will be only a world they fantasize in their dreams.
The issue is how to get rich and staying rich despite the economic roller coaster ride of this era. Some people are fortunate enough to be catapulted into the enviable Forbes list of rich people with one single successful project. Others have also worked their backs off for years but don’t have much to show for it. The best they have achieved is to be called ‘average so far.’
When you flip the channel and you come across the various fabulous feature life stories of some of the world’s celebrities, one can’t help but wonder how to attain that status without instant riches like winning the lottery considering the monthly salary earned and the many expenses which need to be made.
I think it all boils down to values. Some people prefer to earn what they possess. Others pray that manna will fall from heaven and change their life situation. Some people are not in a rush to make it. They would rather work brick by brick, get the foundation right and by consistency and persistence, sow diligence and reap success. Others are fascinated by instant riches wishing their lives could be changed by the mere wave of a magic wand.
Most often than not, people are cautious about spending what they have earned by hard work. What you didn’t work for doesn’t hold much value to you because you didn’t sacrifice anything for it. Apart from the serious-minded ones, some heirs to immense fortunes get overwhelmed by the wealth at their disposal and hence make huge financial blunders. What you don’t sweat for doesn’t feel that much valuable.
So I’d prefer to get rich through hard work; might sound cliché but that’s me. I prefer to work to earn something. It might take a while to get there but as long as I don’t give up, I know my efforts will pay off. The lottery doesn’t entice me at all. I’d rather congratulate someone who wins the lottery than to be a winner.
Let me know what you think. Is hard work too tedious a path to tread on and so would prefer winning the lottery or you’d rather sweat it out and earn it yourself? Kindly share.
Josephine Amoako © 2016