I’m not exactly sure why, but this week, Haanel’s Chapter 16 gave me the feeling of hope and excitement. I’m pressed for time and that leaves little opportunity for introspection except for the 30 minutes I’ve allotted myself to write this blog. Wealth is a product of labor, yet my financial wealth has not yet arrived although I’ve labored in this industry for 12 years. I definitely possess the quality of persistence. I persist and I win. All of us are well aware that money doesn’t buy happiness. To me, health is the highest form of wealth, because without it money doesn’t mean much at all.
Steve Jobs, the pioneer of personal computers and co-founder of Apple computer, had so much money and unfortunately that couldn’t buy his health. I haven’t read much about his personal history. My guess is that he possessed many of the attributes that all of us in this class are learning and aspire to obtain. I’d love to be able to ask him when he found his DMP (Definite Major Purpose), when did he visualize the personal computer, how he constructed it in his mind and how often? I can’t imagine how a genius thinks but we all know it doesn’t take genius to be successful in reaching our dreams. We have all been blessed to find the Master Key Experience so that we learn the pathway to our dreams, whatever they may be.
Haanel 16-5 states ‘wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply a means of accomplishing an end.’
That particular statement by Haanel made me happy because my #1 dream is health. My #2 dream is wealth. Health and Wealth as we know are subjective and relative. My healthy dream may label me as a sick person by society, just as my wealth goals are a mere fraction of a percentage of what Steve Jobs earned. The key is my ‘why’, my judgement of my own happiness and what is the end game of what I will accomplish?
Why do I want health? Because it’s alluded me for so long and because I need to be physically able to help the people I want to help. I want to be healthy so I can do more to help others. Wealth WILL be nice too but my intentions of what to do with that wealth is to help others. Of course, I intend to enjoy achieving these goals as I am a mere human. Hey, won’t it be nice when I’m healthy, debt free and smiling thinking about the thousands of people I have helped with my products and business opportunity. I’ll bet Steve J wasn’t thinking about dollars when his dream became his passion. Let’s all be grateful for the dreamers…. “He who lets a golden orbed thought roll through the generations of time” (H. W. Beecher)