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Does Religion or Spirituality Influence Financial Success? Find Out.

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Most of us dream of achieving financial success, and therefore, we try many ways to make sure we make it.

People are building businesses, following their passions, or getting employed because they want to achieve financial prosperity.

However, there is this idea that being deeply religious or spiritual can enable an individual to achieve financial prosperity.

Is this idea true? Let’s find out.

Although many people believe that spirituality and religion are different, these two fields are almost similar because, first and foremost, they both believe that we are connected to something larger than life. Furthermore, they both believe that a person’s life becomes better when he or she establishes a strong connection with this HIGHER POWER/GOD.

Also, spiritual and religious people support virtues such as faith, generosity, kindness, love, and so on. Both fields believe that adopting such qualities promises a good life.

These beliefs have resulted in many people becoming religious or deeply spiritual because they want to live better lives. However, some people embrace religion and spirituality mainly because they believe that somehow being religious or spiritual can help them achieve financial success.

Little do they know that a person can meet financial success with or without being spiritual or religious. The crucial determinant of whether an individual will achieve financial success or not, is hard work. No matter how hard you pray or how spiritual/religious you are, you will never meet financial success if you are lazy.

However, spirituality or religion can increase a person’s chances of achieving financial success if combined with hard work because being spiritual makes the journey to financial success more enjoyable. It is very hard for a highly spiritual/religious person to give up on the journey to success because he or she probably believes that a HIGHER POWER, which is all-powerful and all-knowing is helping him along the journey. The confidence that one is working with a Higher Power or God enables the person to be sure of achieving success hence making it almost impossible for him/her to give up.

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, reveals that believing in a HIGHER POWER is necessary for the journey to financial success because this journey is tough. The journey’s toughness and uncertainties force an individual to realize that he/she cannot travel alone hence making the person seek the assistance of something more POWERFUL.

Spirituality and religion also enable an individual to be peaceful with whatever happens. Also, both enable a person to be trustworthy, and faithful.

The journey to success appears a little bit easier and becomes more interesting if you have such qualities. For instance, the more trustworthy you are, the more people will like to do business with you or promote you to higher positions. Furthermore, if you have immense faith and you are also good with whatever happens, you won’t be disturbed by failures or disappointments while striving for financial success.

Therefore, in conclusion, despite the fact that financial success requires hard work and determination, it is also arguable that being spiritual or religious also aids in achieving this success when combined with hard work.

Embracing spirituality or religion makes you attain inner-peace, it also enables you to have immense faith and confidence hence making the journey easier because nothing can beat FAITH, CONFIDENCE, and a CALM MIND.

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5 Powerful Benefits of Constantly Reminding Yourself That Anyone’s Death is Around the Corner

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Many Great Thinkers reveal that the best way to enjoy every moment of your life is to remind yourself that you might die anytime.

I used to think this advice was stupid until I lost my beloved best friend: Fred Jesse.  Through his death, I realized that death is real and it can happen anytime. Fred didn’t know he will die. We had a drink the last time we met, and he was sure that we’ll meet again. It never occurred to both of us that his death was around the corner.

Fred died a few months later on a grizzly road accident. He was the first closest person I lost. When I heard the news of his death, it was hard to believe because I never thought that Fred might die anytime soon.

His death made me realize that no one knows when they will die because we can die at any moment.

Fred’s death made me to constantly think about my mortality, and I realized the following benefits of becoming aware that you, your friends or relatives might die at any moment.

  1. You Won’t Care about Other People’s Opinions

Will you care about other people’s thoughts if you know that you’ll be dead in a few weeks? I guess no. No matter how good or bad people think or talk about you, their opinions and thoughts won’t matter if you realize that you are going to die.

Furthermore, will you care about someone’s opinion about you if you realize that the person might die anytime soon? What if you worry about what a certain person thinks about you, and then s/he dies a week later. Will it be wrong to say that all your worry was time and energy wasted?

With this in mind, it is true that being aware of our impending deaths enables us to stop caring about people’s thoughts or opinions because they won’t matter when we die.

  1. You will Live in the Present Moment

Thinking about my death made me teach myself how to live in the present moment and stop worrying about a future which might never come. I realized that all I have is the present moment, and therefore, I must stop being anxious about an unguaranteed future. It also dawned on me that all of us could enjoy every moment if we realized that it might be the last.

‘Every moment is a once in a lifetime moment. And maybe it’s the last. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.’ – Jonas Salzebeger

  1. You will Ensure That You Maintain Good Relationships with Your Closest Friends and Relatives

Realizing that, you, your friends or relatives might die at any moment will force you to maintain a good relationship with them because you won’t want your loved ones to die with unsolved issues between you and them. For this reason, knowing that death is unpredictable will make you to always ensure that you are at peace with everyone you love.

We refuse to solve issues with our friends/relatives because we think they’ll live forever. We fail to realize that we might never get a chance to forgive them or ask them for forgiveness because death might grab any one of us anytime.

  1. You Will Quit Postponing

When you become death-conscious, you will quit postponing important things because you will realize that you might fail to live the next day to do these things.

You will stop postponing the day you’ll start traveling around the world, when you’ll send flowers to your parents, when you’ll build a business to sustain your kids when you die, when you’ll start doing what you love, when you’ll start saving money for your loved ones, and many other important things you always want to do but often postpone.

  1. You Will be Thankful

Death consciousness makes you thankful because you realize that life is precious and not everyone manages to live as long as you, your friends and relatives have lived.

When I think about death I always remember that most of my best friends are orphans. Therefore, I become thankful for the fact that my parents are still alive. Thinking about death also makes me thankful for the fact that my friends and sisters are alive because not everybody has all their family members/friends alive.

Do you remember the woman who lost her entire family in a car accident in 2016? I guess either all or some of your family members are alive. Therefore, stop fretting about trivial issues and be thankful you still have a chance to experience the physical universe with them. At least you have a shoulder to cry on. Some people don’t have.

Concluding Remarks

We always think we are immortal and for this reason, we take our precious lives and those of our friends or relatives for granted. We never appreciate their presence because we think they’ll live forever. Besides this, we love worrying about the future without thinking that we might fail to exist in it because life is short and death is unpredictable.

We don’t realize that we only have one chance to experience the beauty of the physical universe, and that life is too short to hold grudges, to worry, to postpone, to hate, to care about people’s opinions, and to do what we hate.

‘When we realize the shortness of life, we begin to see the importance of making every moment count.’ – Dillion Burroughs: American Author.

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Reclaim Your Mind

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Recently, after watching the hottest TV show – Power, it dawned on me that I started thinking like the main character – Ghost. I thought violent thoughts, and I wished I had a ‘bad’ girl as my spouse. This phenomenon made me realize that most of our thoughts are not ours because our thinking is mostly shaped by what we watch, the people we associate with, the books we read, and the songs we listen to.

It is true that if you want to control people, you have to control their minds because the mind influences our actions. The elite know this principle, and for this reason, they constantly pump negativity into our minds through movies, songs, and the News hence making us to constantly dwell on negative thoughts and emotions.

Anyway, the way we think has also been shaped by the society. We often think like our friends, neighbors, and close relatives because thoughts are infectious. This similarity in thinking often makes us take similar actions. For instance, most of us buy trendy stuff because a large percentage of people think that a person’s stuff determines his or her social status.

With this in mind, it is clear that most of the decisions you make aren’t yours because you make them based on thoughts which are influenced by the media and society. This understanding made me realize that even our shopping decisions are not ours as they are determined by advertisements. Why do you prefer Coca-Cola to Pepsi? Is it because Coca-Cola is better, or is it because you have watched too many Coca-Cola advertisements that made you believe Coca-Cola is the best drink?

We usually think we are free, but we are on autopilot because we are thinking exactly the way the elite want us to think. If you want to notice how your mind is on autopilot, try meditating. While meditating you’ll also realize that you often attract the opposite of what you want because your mind always thinks about the things you don’t want.

If you want to think thoughts and take actions that align with what you truly want, you must gain dominion over your mind. You must determine what you think because your thoughts eventually affect your decisions and actions. You must reclaim your mind and restore it to its true nature.

The true nature of the mind is to dwell in the present, to think about the future only when necessary, and to think about the past as a guide for the actions to take in the present moment. The mind was not meant to dwell on worry, anxiety, and doubts because it was primarily meant to help us achieve what we want through creativity and positive thinking.

Therefore, reclaim your mind because doing so will enable you to think in accordance with your goals hence making it easy for you to achieve them. Besides this, you will be able to stop your mind from doubting or fearing when you want to make risky decisions.

Instead of being a powerful asset as it was meant to be, the mind has become the greatest impediment to our success. It discourages us instead of encouraging us when we want to take risky actions that will massively change our lives. It makes us doubt and fear even when we want to make positive changes.

Therefore, we must control it and make it our slave because it’s the most powerful asset we have. It can release magnetic forces that enable us to attract our deepest desires, and it can affect our inner peace and happiness levels.

With this in mind, you must reclaim your mind and make it work for you, and not against you, and for other people. You reclaim it by practicing observing your thoughts, discouraging poor thoughts and encouraging thoughts that will help you make good decisions and take the right actions that will lead you to the life you want. Also, you can reclaim your mind by practicing meditation because it helps you control your thoughts. Lastly, you must read and watch personal development books and videos to make your mind to only think thoughts that will make you grow to your full potential.

‘Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.’ – Terence McKenna, American Ethnobotanist & Mystic.

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