Money will not solve your problems. It seems that it will, but ask anyone who has made a lot of cash, quick. There’s always some motivational talk show person with a monetary cyclone to offer that promises to make millionaires of us all. They dangle dollars as bit. An inspiring author, a stimulation seminar, or a self help guru to guide you along is usually part of the deal, too. We tell ourselves this person has figured out the mysteries of success, and if we read a book or attend a seminar, some of it will rub off, and all of our problems will suddenly disappear. That’s precisely what all of these fast talkers hope for. The more people who fall for their line, the more money they pull in. All the while, they are busy developing their next ‘get rich’ scheme to hype to anyone willing to listen. Their ideas for success are like puffy clouds that suddenly materialize, quickly change form, and just as suddenly disappear.
Things don’t work that way. You can’t buy someone else’s magic, you have to find your own then nourish it with your actions. We all have our own unique magic, we just have to tap into it so that we can share it with the world in our own special way.
Many of these self-help gurus are magicians all right, because they have a magical way of getting people to part with their money. Even the good ones, those who really do have something to offer, can only give you a few tools that you might be able to use to build your own success in life. Changing your life is not like putting in a new bathroom – it’s not redecorating. You can’t hire a contractor to build a new life, it’s got to be a do-it-yourself project. And it usually takes some time, a lot of hard work, and maybe even a little luck.
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. – W. Clement Stone