"If everyone wanted the same thing, if everyone wanted whatever was super trendy and wildly popular, or even if everyone wanted independence, wealth, health and happiness, it wouldn't change the fact that you could still have yours, pronto.
There is enough for everyone.
And you do know the "right people."
With the billions of stars and galaxies in our Universe, there is as much abundance out there to meet the needs of this planet's whole population, a million times over. We are always fearing others taking what we want because we are afraid that if they have wealth, there is not enough for us to have as well. We constantly look to find opportunities and make sure to keep it to ourselves because of our thought process.
There are enough opportunities and wealth out there for you to have your piece of the pie. Everyone might ask: "Well, if that is the fact, why aren't we all rich, and wealthy, and this or that?" That is because we were trained to think this way. Let me explain. As we were raised to be an individual participating to the greater good of society, we were thought by our parents that you need to work a steady 40 hours schedule to fulfill your role as a breadwinner, no matter the gender. We were then taught on how to fulfill our obligations to get to work in the morning and get back at night, and repeat this as much as needed until retirement.
There are, in some circumstances, some who broke out of this mold and said: "Screw this upbringing. I am going to create my own opportunities and become the person I want to be, no matter what the outcome. I will be my own boss and create my own wealth. I will not let anyone dictate my schedule and will be the best I can be. I do not fear uncertainties, I do not fear failure, I do not fear anything. I will prevail no matter what". This breed of people are called Entrepreneurs. It is with this mentality that we have many entrepreneurs that are successful OR in many cases not, but still going for their dreams and their pursuit of happiness.
There is no reason to think that wealth and abundance is not around you. Be one of the few that will train your offspring to think that there is enough out there for everyone to take their portion of that wealth. If you teach them to keep everything for themselves or that if someone have reached wealth, that there is no longer anything available for them to go for and should abandon their dreams. Teach everyone to NOT compare themselves with someone who have already reach ultimate financial success. It will be the beginning of the end for them. Not a good way to start teaching good habits here.
So what can you do as a parent? Teach them abundance and attitude of appreciation for everything that is happening in their lives. Teach them to be grateful for the wealth they already possess, not necessarily in currency, but more in health and friendship and more importantly, in family.
Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD, MBA, CLC
Author/Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach