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So You Think You Are Rich? 12 Signs Of The Rich

We all have many ways that we use to measure our success or prosperity. Some look to their riches, others to their relationships etc. However, to have a truly prosperous abundant life we have to have balance and abundance in many areas of our life.

One of my favorite books is Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (Affiliate Link), he talks about true prosperity or riches. It is not always what we think the sign of riches would be. Here is a list of 12 things that designate true life prosperity.

  1. A Positive Mental Attitude
  2. Sound Physical Health
  3. Harmony in Human Relations
  4. Freedom from Fear
  5. The Hope of Future Achievement
  6. The Capacity for Applied Faith
  7. Willingness to Share Ones Blessings with Others
  8. Engaged in a Labour of Love
  9. An Open Mind on all Subjects and towards all People
  10. Complete Self Discipline
  11. Wisdom to Understand People
  12. Financial Security

Notice that Financial Security is last on the list, I found this very interesting but after reviewing the list it made great sense. Financial security means nothing if you do not have the other beliefs and attitudes in the list. You will not be able to enjoy or share the financial prosperity.

What order would you rate the list, leave your comments and share what you feel are measures of true life prosperity.

  • Gillis16

    I enjoy reading you info; very interesting

    Donalda from Antigonish

  • http://damangmedia.com/ Matt Clark

    Thanks Donalda, always happy to get feedback!

  • Anonymous

    Matt, I followed you here from your comment on WorkAwesome. I like your site and I love this post. I am also a big Napoleon Hill fan. The moment I saw the title of it, I knew you were going to quote TAGR. Brilliant reminder of what makes us truly wealthy, and we all need to be reminded of it. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://damangmedia.com/ Matt Clark – Damang Media

    Hey that is great, I often look at this list when I find that things get a little off balance. Helps refocus on what is important. Thanks for reading!

  • Jeff

    1Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many wellborn. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong, 28 And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are, 29 So that no flesh may boast before God.

    Among Gods people there are not many wise according to flesh. To be wise is related to the mind, whereas to be powerful is related to the will. In verse 26 Paul points out that among the believers in Corinth there were not many wellborn. The Greek word rendered wellborn in verse 26 means highborn, noble, that is, born of a noble or royal family. To appreciate the upper class is against God’s mind and a shame to Him as well.
    In verse 28 the word lowborn means base, ignoble, that is, born of common people. The expression “things which are not” refers to the lowborn and the despised as being as good as having no existence. The lowborn and the despised are of no account in the world. Hence, “things that are” refer to the wellborn, who are counted much in the world but brought to nothing by God in the end.

    In the eyes of man, the lowborn, the despised ones, seem not to exist. They are so looked down upon that they seem to have no existence. Thus, they are “things which are not.” But God uses these very things to bring to nothing the things which are, the
    wellborn who are counted much in the world. God has chosen the lowborn, the low class, that He might shame the wellborn, those of the upper class.

  • http://damangmedia.com/ Matt Clark – Damang Media

    So Jeff, are you saying that the lower class, or “lowborn” are the people that god chooses? I mean to you interpret that the reading means if you are a person of “wellborn” you cannot be graced by god?