Good morning everyone! This week I’m writing a series of posts on balancing the past, present, and the future. This post is about the Future!
During my acupuncture sessions, one of the things we talk about is finding purpose. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog with Erin. I’m passionate about healthy living and creative writing. This blog gives me a sense of creative purpose. At the same time, I wonder is it possible to make a career out of doing something I love?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy many aspects of my job. I have great bosses and coworkers. I’m treated with respect and there are many perks and benefits. Suffice it to say, I’m grateful for my job.
That being said, I’m not passionate about being a bookkeeper. So I’m trying to figure out how to lead a more purposeful life. Can I improve and excel at my current job? Could I own a restaurant or business? Write cookbooks? I’m not sure of the details, but I’m on a journey to discover more.
My acupuncturist recommended two books which are helping me on my journey, and I want to share them with you. They’re easy to find and cheap, especially if you have an E-reader. The only problem is they have terrible titles! If you can get past the titles and some of the dated references than these books have superb content.
Bluntly put, the idea of both books is this: if you put your whole mind, body and spirit into achieving a goal (such as being rich) you will make it happen. They both harp on the importance of hard work and gratefulness, as well. In other words, you must send out positive energy to get back positive energy. This is a trite summary, so if you’re slightly interested in following your own dreams, I hope you’ll take a look at these books and form your own opinions.
Both authors have a Christian background which I find helpful, however, you don’t need to be Christian to appreciate what they’re saying because it’s universal to many religions and societies.
The book to read first is more philosophical and theoretical: Wallace D Wattle’s The Science of Getting Rich. It’s only about 60 pages. There are free PDFs available as well as cheap electronic and paperback versions often packaged with his other books.
The second book is Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Be sure to get the original, unabridged version with only Napoleon Hill as the author (there are many reprints with other authors trying to bank off his name). Here is an example. I’m reading this currently, but couldn’t wait to share it.
Do you think it’s possible to achieve your dreams and/or be rich if you truly want it and work harder at it than anything else?