The Gooose That Laid The Golden Eggs
Everyone loves fairtales when they were a child. As I been learning more about wealth in recent times I have found that these fairytales have more meaning then what most think.
I would like to share a classical fairytale of the Goose that laid the golden eggs! For anyone that has never heard of this story I will quickly go over it. Once there was a farmer who had a goose and one morning he found a golden egg laid by the goose. Intrigued, he waited to see what would happen the next morning. Again! there was another golden egg. The poor farmer was over the moon as he could sell these eggs and make a fortune. However one day the farmer decided to get a bit clever. He grabbed his axe and chopped the goose in half as he thought to himself, if it is laying golden eggs daily then there must be a whole bunch of them inside the goose. Ofcourse to his disappointment there was nothing inside and worse he had killed his goose that had laid him 1 golden egg a day.
So how is this story relevant to our lives? Well I believe the reason why most people are not rich is because they have a get rich quick mentality. They want everything the next day and they want overnight success. They are like the farmer of the story; AND alot of these people have a golden goose that they cannot see. I also believe we are conditioned for the way we are so we cannot fully blame ourselves for thinking in such way.
The true path to wealth is a journey and a pilgrime. It requires patience and it requires momentum. The way you build your wealth is by accumulating the golden eggs that are laid daily; and then use that to acquire another goose that lays golden eggs. It really is as simple as that. Then you have two goose that lay you 2 golden eggs everyday and you have just doubled your wealth. What a lot of people do is because they cannot wait and want everything today; they go and take down the goose believing that the short term satisfactions are going to bring happiness to their lives; only to find out later they have put themselves in a worse situation then they were.
Continue to educate yourself, build your farm of gooses that lay golden eggs and start delaying your gratifications as all rich people know this is the secret.