How many times have we said to ourselves, I wish I’d have known sooner? If I would have known what I know now, I would have done things differently. Wealth can be a tricky thing to understand, Especially if you’ve never experienced it before. Author T. Harv Eker demonstrates practices to prevent those regrets. In his book The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind he explains to us the wealth principal and its importance to our success.
The Wealth Principal :
If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
Advice from Author:
– T. Harv Eker, from The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
He elaborates with the following analogy:
The Roots Create the Fruits
Imagine a tree. Let’s suppose the tree represents the tree of life. On this tree there are fruits. In life, our fruits are our results. So we look at the fruits (our results) and we don’t like them; There aren’t enough of them, they are too small, or they don’t taste good.
So what do we tend to do? Most of us put even more attention and focus on the fruits, our results. But what is it that actually creates those fruits. It’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. It’s what’s invisible that creates what’s visible. So what does that mean? It means that if you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
As humans, we are a part of nature, not above it. Consequently, when we align with the laws of nature and work on our roots
— our “inner” world — our life flows smoothly. When we don’t, life gets rough. (13)
In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already handing on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots. (13)