Sep 28, 2019


I am always surprised at how some people dismiss the accumulation of wealth as evil and even staunchly defend poverty. I have been on both ends and I believe that everyone can and should be wealthy. Jim Rohn said that wealth is like the ocean. There is plenty for everyone but some people come to the ocean with a teaspoon. I have attached a link that gives 101 reasons to be wealthy but I am giving you my own top 12.
Freedom from financial worry
Freedom to work doing what I love instead of what I have to
Freedom to give my family opportunities
Freedom to travel
Development of new skills. Jim Rohn frequently said, “Become a millionaire not for the million dollars, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.”
Freedom and access to meet new people
Freedom to educate myself and others
Freedom to serve. “Love is denied expression by poverty.” -Wallace D. Wattle
The means to give. The philanthropy of citizens does far more good in the world than the dole of government welfare
It is one way to measure my success
To contribute to the national and world economy through my enterprise. George S. Clason wrote, “Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals.”*
It is more fun
Anyone can be wealthy but we must do it right.
Wealth should be earned not bestowed
Never sacrifice your integrity for wealth
Use sound principles for gathering wealth
Keep your life in balance maintaining your health, relationships and spiritual life or your riches may cost you too much
“It is the desire of God that you should get rich. He wants you to get rich because he can express himself better through you if you have plenty of things to use in giving him expression. He can live more in you if you have unlimited command of the means of life.” –Wallace D. Wattle

*I would recommend reading the classic The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Calson

by Sherry Stirling Fernandez