8 Secrets of Truly Rich - Chapter 2

8 Secrets of the Truly Rich

By: Bo Sanchez

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Stop Blaming the Government for Your Poverty

Ninety- nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

This chapter is specifically written for my fellow Pinoys.
Because this has become our national pastime. We like blaming our personal financial misery on our government.
One day, I was talking to a friend of mine. Over a cup of coffee, he blurted out in exasperation to me, "Brother Bo, do you know why I'm poor?" He didn't wait for my answer. He said, "It's our (blip) government! From the (blip) policeman on the street to the (blip) President of the Philippines, they're all (blip) corrupt. This (blip) country is going to the dogs be cause we're being run by a bunch of (blip) thieves!"
If he'd stopped cursing, we'd have shortened our conversation by half.
But I needed to correct a graver mistake.
I said,"Is that the reason why you're poor?"
"Of course!" his nostrils flared,"I hate those (blip) politicians!"
"Then can you explain to me why your next-door neighbor Henry is getting richer no matter who sits in Malacañang? In the past three presidencies, your neighbor built one small business after another. did he have different set of Presidents, a different set of senators and congressmen than you had?"
My friend was caught off-guard. For a moment he just stared at me, not knowing what hit him.
He was probably used to people agreeing him all the time, even joining him in talking about the muck grime of our politicians.
Well, I think that's a total waste of my energy.
Personally, I'd rather go to work, build businesses, create jobs and bless the world - than sit around cursing the government. anyone can curse the dark. But i takes a special person to light a small candle in that darkenss.
Don't blame the government for your poverty.
When you blame them, you'll constantly wait for your salvation from the government. But friend, the government won't save you.
Don't wait for prosperity, you've got to go and create it yourself.
Only you - and God working in you - can create the wealth you want.

Stop blaming the government for your poverty.

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