The other morning I was having coffee in one of my favorite places, the Homestead Coffee Roasters in Upper Black Eddy, PA, near where I live. It’s a lovely place, right along the Delaware Canal.
This particular morning I was sitting quietly but could not help but hear the conversation among the four men sitting near me. We were the only ones there at the time so it was pretty hard not to hear them. Okay, so maybe I was eavesdropping.
They were middle aged and were talking about their retirement and how much their investments had lost. I could easily see where this conversation was going. It wasn’t long before the conversation turned to “how bad things are” and went down hill from there.
It’s interesting to me to observe these kinds of conversations and I marvel as to how perfectly the law of attraction was being demonstrated. The more the men talked about what was wrong, the more things they found that were going wrong. Duh!
In a short time they went from the crashing stock market, to falling real estate values, to the government and big business and finally wound up talking about how difficult, if not impossible, it is for young people coming out of school to find jobs and have a successful life.
If you were to listen and believe what they were saying, you would start to agree that, as Chicken Little said, ‘The sky is falling.”
As I sat listening to their predictions of doom and gloom I couldn’t help but think what they were saying made sense except, and this is really important, their original premise was incorrect. Let me say that again; their original premise was wrong.
You see, the problem with their predictions and most of what we’re hearing about our economic future is wrong! Most of what the “experts” are saying and what we’re believing, mainly because the “experts” said it, is fundamentally wrong. Yes, you heard me right; the experts are wrong.
Most of what we are told is based on the opinions of people who believe the outdated definition of economics as the study of limited resources. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no limit to the resources that we have at our disposal.
If you believe in a loving God you cannot, in fact, believe in a limited universe.
We live in a world of abundance. Just look around you at the abundance of nature. Count the leaves on a tree or the seeds in a tomato, which are each capable of providing tomato plants that are, in turn, capable of providing many tomatoes, which are capable of providing many tomato plants, and so on and so on. It’s endless.
Try to count the grains of sand on the beach. That’ll take you a while. Or take a bucket and see if you can empty the ocean.
Here’s proof that these men, and many like them, are dead wrong. In the time between 1960 and 2000, the population of the United States doubled from 50 million to 105 million people.
Now if there premise was correct, the amount of income being held should have been cut in half as the population doubled when, in fact, it increased three and a half times from $2.65 trillion to $9.37 trillion.
This rise in overall wealth came from the “new wealth” that was created as a result of the ingenuity and industry of American businesses.
This information comes from Paul Zane Pilzer’s book, God Wants You to Be Rich. Pilzer, by the way, is a forward thinking economist who I’ve been following for almost two decades and someone who has continually predicted abundance and has been right at every turn.
In 1995, he said that we were at the start of what would become one of the greatest economic booms in history. People in the mainstream laughed at him because we were, from all indicators, heading toward a recession.
However, what they they did not see was the opportunity that would be brought about by the internet.
There is always abundance and there are always opportunities. It all depends upon where you are looking and to whom you are listening.
If you’d like to take more control over your own personal economy and prosperity, here are three things you can do right now to get started moving in the right direction:
1. Stop listening to the doomsayers. While you’re at it, stop listening to the news media. Their concern is not your wellbeing, it their own ratings.
2. Write your financial goals in your journal and rewrite the top ones every day, along with one or two actions you can take to move toward them. This one act alone will speed your likelihood of success faster than anything else you can do.
3. Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Start looking for the opportunities that are always there. Remember the Bible lesson, “Seek and you shall find.”
Be sure to take a look at the program in which I outline the exact process I used to take my life from being at the bottom, struggling just to survive, to the amazing life I experience today. It’s still available at a special low price. Take a look here.