The stuff you buy will not make you smarter. They will not make you successful. They will not make you more attractive. They will not make you popular. They will not make you a better person. They will not fill your hours with joy.
There is only one thing that can do all of these things. That one thing that can achieve all of this is you. Not stuff. You.
If you want to be savvy real estate investor, don’t buy a "get quick rich" product. Instead, head to the library and pick up some books on real estate investing, then spend some evenings actually reading them. Speak to people who have bought real estate, learn from them and from their mistakes. Take things you don’t understand in your life and take the time to understand them. Network regularly at the Thornhill Wealth Forum monthly meetings. Ask questions and seek answers to those questions.
If you want to be successful, don’t buy stuff. Instead, work hard. Be reliable. Produce results. Try to look at everything you do through the eyes of your employer and ask yourself what you would need to do to appear valuable to the situation.
If you want to be attractive, don’t buy beauty stuff and exercise stuff.Instead, get some exercise. Go for a walk each day, for starters.
If you want to be popular, don’t buy stuff. Instead, talk to people. Don’t let your fear of making a fool of yourself hold you back – everyone makes a fool of themselves sometimes. Strike up conversations. Go to meetings with like minded people. Invite people over to your home for dinner. Most importantly, when you’re in a public environment and you see someone you know, go over and talk to them.
If you want to be a better person, don’t buy stuff. Instead, make a concerted effort to help others and be kind to them. Watch yourself for cruel remarks and actions and focus on cutting them out of your life and your thoughts.
If you want to fill your hours with joy, don’t buy stuff. Instead, do whatever it is that really makes you happy. If you can’t do that, then spend an afternoon completely in the service of others who really need your help, like working at a food bank or building a Habitat for Humanity house.
Notice how nothing described above involves buying stuff, yet they all result in the kind of change that you want in your life. Even more important, products you buy won’t achieve those kind of changes.You can’t simply buy the person you want to be. You can only achieve that through your own actions. Keep your money in your pocket and work on yourself instead. You’ll find that, before long, you have the best of both worlds.