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10 Struggles Only The Rich Would Understand

10 Struggles Only The Rich Would Understand

How do you define wealth? Is it being financially independent or having a mountain of cash? It is difficult to find the best explanation of wealth or riches, because we all have our own definitions. Looking beyond these being rich comes with struggles only the rich can relate with. And some of these are under-listed below:

1. There is never enough time.

The richer you become the more you find value in time. The rich have a serious appreciation for time, because it is never enough. Money they understand they can regain, but time to value and appreciate what they have becomes more limited as their responsibilities increase.

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2. They are not seen for who they really are.

People feel money changes the rich, that somewhere in between they have become different from who they were. Although this can be true in a sense, because they really don’t change but their circumstances do, people do not dig to find out who they really are.

3. They don’t raise their family the regular way

Raising their family goes beyond the norm because somehow, even when they try to instill the values they had as children, they have their wealth that sort of causes a divide between morals and financial security. Even if they made a great effort with their kids, it is more difficult with grandchildren who were born to splendor and think they deserve everything good they have.

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4. They find it more difficult to spend money than make it

This scenario has been presented by the billionaire Warren Buffet: it is one thing to make money; it is another thing to spend it. As you make more money, it offers you more options and choices that test you to make smarter decisions. Limitations can force you to simplify, but with the rich they become spoiled for choices.

5. They struggle to find a balance in their lives

Being rich means giving just as much as you are receiving. Many do not realize how much they can offer and they are swallowed by their own wealth. Trying to balance the world of work and family becomes more tedious as they amass more wealth.

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6. They are under stiff pressure

Being rich means more expectation and more worries. According to Jack Ma, becoming wealthy has put him under “much pressure.” As a rich person there are people who surround you because of what they expect from you. And there is the deal to make sure your wealth is not stolen but protected.

7. They battle with their desires

It goes beyond having a three course meal, and beyond lodging in a seven-star hotel, rather it is about the feeling of being rich and how they can manage such feeling to achieving something worthwhile and could become a legacy.

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8. They are obsessed with their passions

The super rich are immersed in their passions daily, they are consumed by it and not any other thing comes close in comparison. They eat, sleep, read and are intoxicated with finding answers to a nagging problem. They struggle to find something else that can make them as happy.

9. They find it difficult to understand who is realistic to them

It is a struggle to find people who are not around you with a false pretense. People are always around you, including family, for what you can offer them rather than what they can offer you. You rarely get the love or attention you want for who you are rather than what your status is built on.

10. They are often criticized

No matter what they do or don’t do will never pass without some criticism. People will consider it unfair that they have all the money; some will despise them for not sharing it with them. The rich are often criticized and are sometimes unjustly maligned.

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Last Updated on July 16, 2019

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

1. Become Grateful for Everything

When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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3. Help Others

Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

4. Change Your Thinking

We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

6. Get into Action

Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

You are responsible for your thoughts.

People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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