12 Riches of Life
1. A Positive Mental Attitude – purposefully think pleasant thoughts and these thoughts will exhibit “attraction power” that will draw good things into your life. For example, focus on finding that single perfect flower and when you do, buy it and display it on your table or desk for all to admire. Costs little, but pulls in positive vibrations.
2. Sound Physical Health – eat well, exercise daily, and move your body hourly for optimum results.
3. Harmony in Human Relations – talk less listen more. Condition yourself to consider another’s point of view.
4. Freedom From Fear – exchange your fears for faith and refuse to worry about something that you cannot control.
5. The Hope of Future Achievement – set simple goals and live up to your expectations. Start small and work up!
6. The Capacity for Faith – read faith based stories for inspiration, and seek out similar experiences in your own life.
7. Willingness to Share One’s Blessings – give from your current earnings, not only from your surplus.
8. A Labor of Love – do something that you enjoy for the PURE joy of doing it.
9. An Open Mind on All Subjects – challenge yourself to grow and exceed the space you now occupy in the world. Go beyond where you are and learn something new.
10. Self-Discipline – budget your time and money and create a daily plan for the maintenance of sound health. A little done each day adds up in a month’s time.
11. The Capacity to Understand People – school yourself in the nine basic motives that inspire people to do things. Next consider your primary and secondary motives – good or bad. You are where you are in life because of the actions you take.
12. Economic Security – plan for your financial security by saving a set portion of your weekly income. Never become someone’s servant or slave due to lack of personal finances.
When you acquire a “nose” for these twelve riches of life, you will truly be a blessing to yourself and others and also a success by the best ruler for measuring a life well lived. It’s been said that success by the yard is hard, but by the inch it’s a cinch.