If poverty isn't lack of money then what is?
The Book of Proverbs
A poor man is not particularly different from a rich man because of finances. Finances are only outward results of their various characteristics. Poverty doesn't start with money. It starts in the mind.
There is a thinking pattern that a poor man possesses that you can never find in a rich man. Likewise, there is a thinking pattern a rich man holds that can never be found in a poor man.
The bible is such a complete renaissance of our existence as humans. It has carefully explained everything we need to survive, thrive and flourish in this world.
Here is what it says about poverty:
The first attribute of a poor man is laziness; it's not lack of finances.
A man doesn't become poor because he doesn't have money. He becomes poor because he is lazy!
Or haven’t you heard of people like the great Oprah Winfrey who rose from zero to abundant riches?
Or Roman Abramovich of Chelsea?
Or Leonardo Del Vecchio?
There are so many examples that if I start mentioning them one after the other, we might not leave here today.
Only those who are willing to pay the price of intense hard work will make the cut to the riches level.
That’s why there's a popular saying that the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. Jt’s because the rich keep working harder and the poor keep getting lazier everyday.
So if you want to get rich, start putting in the hard work now.