The Making Money Obsession - Discover The Real Truth

Written by Hamad Kadmany

I have proudly announced torepparttar world once: “I’m going to be rich!

I had no doubts that my desire WILL come true, and I started working towards my sincere objective. A friend who noticed my work towards that objective asked me: “Why are you so obsessed with money? It’s notrepparttar 139258 most important thing in our lives” etc. etc. etc.

WOW... my mind paused for a moment and started thinking. If you getrepparttar 139259 same kind of moral disturbing objections, look at what my mind came up with that will help you stand still in front of those objections...

In most societies, we are raised to believe inrepparttar 139260 myth that “it’s spiritual to be poor”. Or we use such phrases as “filthy rich”, or “Money isrepparttar 139261 root of all evil”. Our TV and movies presentrepparttar 139262 big businesses asrepparttar 139263 “bad guys”, and programs our minds to believe that being rich is “bad”.

So when I was asked that disturbing question: “Why are you obsessed with money?” I asked myself: “What am I really obsessed about? What are we all obsessed about?” So I remembered...

I remembered I was working for this Hi-Tech company, ten to twelve hours a day. Even thoughrepparttar 139264 pay was good, it has exhausted me mentally and physically. I remembered that my cause was to have real control over my own time, to spend it with my beloved ones, onrepparttar 139265 things that really matters, instead of working hard all of my life. And...

I remembered that I love sports cars (just to mention it my eyes are glowing right now!) and I wanted to have that car that I adore (Oh yes, it’srepparttar 139266 911 Porsche!). I remembered that I wanted to travelrepparttar 139267 world, and simply have fun...

I understood that my goal was NOT to get stuck inrepparttar 139268 rat race, working hard all of my life, and livingrepparttar 139269 illusion of having what some people call a "normal" life. I know some might say: “Well, that’s how life is”. No, I resent that, you liverepparttar 139270 life that YOU desire to have, I know it’s easier just to “followrepparttar 139271 crowd”, but eventually, it is YOUR life, and you should reach an internal peace, rather than wondering howrepparttar 139272 outside world will look at you.

Put Wings On Your Dreams

Written by Ginny Dye

We Need Dreams Dreams are important. Notrepparttar dreams you have when sleeping. I’m talking aboutrepparttar 139207 dreams you have for your future –repparttar 139208 dreams that keep you going –repparttar 139209 dreams that make each day worth living.

Dreams Aren’t Enough As important as dreams are, they aren’t enough. Why? Dreams don’t take you where you want to go. A dream needs wings – to become a tangible vision – a passion that will take you where you REALLY want to be. Bethany Hamilton lives in Hawaii – her passion is surfing – her dream is to become a professional surfer. She spends every available minute inrepparttar 139210 water, even home-schooling so she can have more time to pursue her vision. At 8 years of age she entered her first major competition takingrepparttar 139211 division championships that year. Bethany’s dream had become her passion – a tangible vision.

When Your Vision Is Attacked Bethany’s vision was viciously attacked on Halloween morning, 2003, when she was 13 years old. Bethany was lying on her board -- left arm dangling inrepparttar 139212 cool water. She remembers a flash of gray, pressure, and a couple fast tugs. She also remembers watchingrepparttar 139213 jaws of a 15-foot tiger shark coverrepparttar 139214 top of her board and her left arm. The shark was gone as fast as it appeared. So was her arm.

What It Takes To Keep Your Vision Alive Fast thinking friends and surgery saved Bethany’s life. Everyone – including Bethany – believed her surfing days were over. But within a week her vision returned -- she rejected thoughts of defeat. Less than 30 days afterrepparttar 139215 attack Bethany was back inrepparttar 139216 water. Her family and friends were there to cheer her on. Her first attempts were failures. She struggled to push herself up with one arm and keep her balance. She was afraid her dream would die inrepparttar 139217 water that day –repparttar 139218 shark victorious after all. Bethany pushed down her fears, gritted her teeth, and kept trying. And then it happened. Tears rolled down her face --repparttar 139219 crowd cheered – she caught her first wave and rode it in.

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