What do most successful business owners have in common?
Or just successful people in general for that matter?
They have in common an understanding of what it is that they want, and the ability to get it.
This idea actually comes from the Financial Philosopher in his post entitled Accidental Influence.
If you want a blog that always keeps you thinking about financial philosophies then that is the blog to read.
Back to self-knowledge…
This is something that takes a long time to establish. You have to become as objective of your life as possible and look at the whole picture.
Often we are caught up in the mundane and common tasks of our daily lives. We have no ability to be objective. We have no time to look at the big picture.
Ability comes from practicing over time, and time comes from making a pursuit of self-knowledge a priority.
If getting to know yourself is not a priority. If all you are after is financial gain. Then you might make it. You might pull off a quick buck here or there.
However, you will just as quickly lose it. It takes a lot of integrity to run a business. And integrity comes from self-knowledge.
Who are you? What are you doing? Where are you going? What are your plans, dreams, goals, etc.? What are your priorities?
Self knowledge springs from these questions like a seed planted in the ground. If it is watered and well maintained it will produce fruit. That fruit being true wealth in the form of good relationships, good habits, and wisdom gained through experience. Financial wealth will come out of the true wealth you are producing as a result.
If you get your foundation right, a foundation built on self knowledge, all other things will follow…