This week we had an exercise to do two kind things each day or notice when something does something nice for us. Each day I have been noticing when something tries to do something nice for me. Whatever you focus on expands, and I am definitely seeing more kindness as I am looking for it.
There are some great lessons about wealth from Haanel in week 16. He writes, “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end.” Many people get into trouble and have miserable lives because seek wealth as an end, instead of a mean of accomplishing that end.
Haanel says, “Premature wealth is but the forerunner of humiliation and disaster, because we cannot permanently retain anything which we do not merit or which we have not earned.”
This is one reason why the vast majority of lottery winners are broke within 5 years of winning the lottery. It is premature wealth, they have not developed themselves, worked for the riches, and developed the proper money mindset for the lottery winnings, and subconsciously work to get rid of the winnings.
We also learn the power of our thoughts. They can be constructive or destructive, depending on what we choose. Unfortunately, many choose destructive thoughts, often subconsciously. We must learn to choose constructive thoughts.
Visualization is also discussed by Haanel. Many successful people use visualization as it is very powerful. The brain can not tell the difference between a real and imagined event, so you can utilize visualization to try to help you attain the future you desire.
Love this week’s focus on kindness. Let’s help make this world a better place through our kindness movement.
I notice the same difficulty with kindness as it is with the lottery, you do not earn it but still, receive. But it is not as easy to get rid of kindness no matter how much you waste.