We’ve all seen wildly generous people as well as stingy misers that never share any resources. Both might be wealthy, but their wealth doesn’t mean that they are better people.
People attribute a lot of their personal satisfaction on how easy life is. How wealthy they perceive themselves to be translates to the ease they expect to have in life. But thinking we’ll be nicer when things are easier is… well, foolish.
Contrary to popular belief, having more money doesn’t actually guarantee a better life. It won’t automatically make us happier or easier to be around.
Having a good attitude begins humbly when there’s only us and all we have to offer is ourselves. Improving our personality and becoming the best we can be is part of a healthy, wealthy mindset.
Here are a few tips to do just that.
This is a huge favorite of mine. Start a gratitude journal, give more compliments, be more positive in the face of not-so-positive situations. Practice gratitude until you become a grateful person. Yes, it will happen!
Have Good Boundaries
People who don’t set good boundaries are usually upset when other people tread on them. Knowing who you are and how to stop others from intruding on your space makes it possible to keep from being bothered by other people’s behavior.
Be less selfish. Find ways outside of your comfort zone to give. Give when it hurts. Give when it requires more than you want or have. Giving is a lifestyle that says what’s yours can belong to someone else if there is a need.
Another favorite of mine. Get out there. Go into the places you keep yourself and your family sheltered from. From the dog pound to the rehab hospital, the world is full of people who are worse off than us. It’s humbling and educating to help programs making a difference in your community.
Money magnifies who we are. If we’re generous, we’ll be more generous with money. If we’re ass***es, we’ll become bigger ass***es. with money. Guaranteed. We need to evolve and grow to be the sort of person who sees the value in being wealthy and sharing our resources with the world.