Prosperity is something you have to chase; it is generally not something that will find you on its own. There are many people that have become overnight successes after 30 years of work. That is more the reality of prosperity. Sometimes we can make Prosperity come faster by practicing certain disciplines, and even if we cannot make the prosperity come faster, these disciplines make life so much easier and help you not give up.
Some of the most prosperous people in the world have a set morning routine. These are habits that they do every single day when they wake up. It might be read the newspaper, meditate, or simply sit in the garden and have breakfast. It might be all of the above and more. Whatever morning routine you create, you must do it and do it every day. It must become a habit.
This is something you can simply do in 5 minutes, or work your way up to 15 minutes over time. This simple discipline can be life-changing. Almost every highly successful person has meditate in their morning routine. A simple meditation such as sitting in a chair, breathing deeply and slowly, and just paying attention to your breath and nothing else, is enough. Do not underestimate the power of meditation. Try it for one month and you will see.
Whether you write them down or just say them to yourself, recognize things that you are grateful for. Thank the world around you for these things. By recognizing these things, things you are grateful for, it opens your mind up to the positive things around you. Very often we focus too tightly on the negative, by constantly being grateful for good things around you it focuses us to be positive.
This is very mundane and people tend to dislike making a budget. But any good business person will tell you, you need to know where every single dollar goes. A great man once said that if you buy everything for half price you are making twice as much money. Make a budget for all your fixed expenses, for what you are putting in savings, and for what you give yourself for entertainment.
No matter how tight you are, or how many bills you have, you need to put money into a savings account. This account is never to be touched unless it’s an emergency. And when we say emergency, we mean emergency, not buying a new cell phone when the old one is still working fine. Save up your other money for that. If you do not know how to acquire money and keep it, you will never get to prosperity. Always live below your means.
Practice random acts of kindness. Send a birthday card to somebody, or give flowers, or even just buy coffee for somebody at the office without being asked. Whatever you do, make sure you do it with no expectations of return. You are doing these things to make the world a better place. It will make you feel better and it will make them feel better. Karma can be a real thing, and very often it will come back to you in unexpected ways.
This cannot be stated enough, get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Getting less than 8 hours a day will start sleep deprivation. You may not notice the effects of sleep deprivation, but they are real, and it adds up. You will start to make mistakes that you would never have made if you had the sleep. You will miss opportunities there in front of your face because you didn’t have the sleep. It’s a very simple thing, but more important than you can believe on the path to prosperity. Get at least 8 hours sleep a day.
Know what you want
It is very easy to say I want to be prosperous, but what does that really mean to you. If you do not have a destination, you will not know what direction to go. You will wander around aimlessly. This is not what you need if you want to get to prosperity. You need to decide what Prosperity is to you and work towards that goal. Even if it is only small steps every day, long as you are moving towards your goal you’ll eventually get there.
We believe you can get to prosperity if you make the effort. If you follow some of the disciplines above it will make it much easier for you to succeed. There are many other things you can do, and many books on the subject which we suggest you read. Keep yourself inspired. The disciplines we have said here are simple but do not mistake their simplicity for weakness. We are all very powerful. If you follow them consistently, it will change your life. Live long and prosper.