It's Not About The Money
|"It's not about the money, money, money..."|
I'm slowly starting to see and understand that Life is really not about Money. So long have we debated about this OBJECT, this PAPER, which is SO HIGHLY OVERRATED, but is actually just a Promissory Note, payable by the Government of the Philippines.
Kung meron kang pera dyan, kahit na bente pesos lang sa bulsa mo, (dont worry hindi kita pabibilhin ng Cornetto ice cream cone), pwede mong basahin ang mensahe sa harapan, sa kanang itaas na bahagi:
"Ang salaping ito ay bayarin ng Bangko Sentral at pananagutan ng Republika ng Pilipinas."
In other words, that paper you are holding is just a medium to allow faster and easier exchange of products and/or services. Everyone acquire this paper when you/he/she perform a service to an employer, or as a profit/compensation after helping move products in a business.
Naaalala ko yung isang sikat na sikat na debate tungkol sa pera. Sabi ng iba: "Money is the root of all evil", at sagot naman ng karamihan, "Mali, THE LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil!" May pagkakaiba nga ba? Ano sa tingin mo? (Pwede ka mag iwan ng kumento sa ibaba ng blog na ito...)
Para sa akin halos pareho lang ang statement na iyan. Basta may word na "MONEY", yun na nga talaga ang pinag-uugatan ng lahat ng kaguluhan sa mundo. All wars, struggle, hardships, yearnings, sufferings, pursuit, strivings, hopings, desirings, efforts, dreams, developments, innovations, competitions, education, labors, politics, lahat lahat na ng paghahanap ng ikabubuhay ng tao, basta para sa kanyang sarili, basta pakamig sa sarili, kapalit man ang kapakanan ng ibang tao (sana ay hindi na), at nakatuon o naka focus sa pera, dito kalimitan nagsisimula ang mga problema.
Whether you love or hate money, when you develop a NEED for it, trouble is waiting in the corner. Wow, how could such a simple Paper Note cause so much problem in our lives?
IF IT IS REALLY NOT ABOUT MONEY, THEN WHAT IS LIFE ALL ABOUT?
Let me use the Judo technique to answer that last question, as if you were the one who threw that question to me. Gagamitin ko yung sarili mong tanong para "talunin" kita.
What do you think is the morale lesson of the movie "Pursuit of Happyness" ni Will Smith? Meron bang tungkol sa pera doon? Nakamit ba nya ang success dahil kumita na sya ng pera?
Let's finish this topic right now by picking up the Book of Life, the First Aid Kit of Life. All of Life's Answers are inside this Book. The Bible of course. Get one and open it in Matthew chapter six, verse 33:
"Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you..."
So what is Life really about? I think you already know by now.
You might be asking: "Pero papaano ko nga ba bubuhayin ang sarili ko at ang pamilya ko? Maari nga ba tayong mabuhay kahit wala ang impluwensya at kapangyarihan ng PERA sa buhay?"
Ang sagot ay nasa Aklat pa rin ng Buhay. Proverbs 31:10-31, The Wife of Noble Character. Yes, babae ang bida dyan. And yes, may pera pa ding involved dyan. Pero basahin mo uli:
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Ang passage na yan ay TUNGKOL SA KATANGIAN ng isang huwarang maybahay, hindi tungkol sa kinikita nya. Tungkol iyan sa KAKAYANAN, UGALI, MINDSET, FAITH, RESPONSIBILITY, WISDOM, at ULTIMATELY, sa WORTH o VALUE ng isang tao, para sa kanyang sarili, sa kanyang pamilya at mas mahalaga, para sa ibang tao.
In short, life is about giving VALUE, to as many people as possible.
Take it from Zig Ziglar himself:
"You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."
Okay, isang question na lang ang pwede mong itanong sa akin. "Papaano ko ibibigay sa iba ang wala sa akin? How can I be VALUABLE kung ako mismo ay kapos sa PERA?"
Simple answer: You are looking at everything from a REVERSED perspective or point of view. It's should actually be this way:
All outward materializations of Success (money, cars, properties, businesses, doodads, etc.) are only the manifestations of WHO YOU ARE INSIDE, your VALUE to the world.
This is what Todd Duncan is explaining in his book High Trust Selling. The Law of the Iceberg states: "The truest measure of your success is invisible to your clients." Madalas nagkakaproblema ang tao kapag pinipilit nyang patunayan na successful sya, sa pamamagitan ng pag-buo ng pang labas nya. In short: OUTSIDE-IN. It should be: INSIDE-OUT.
|"Often Men Only See The Tip of the Iceberg"|
Sa totoong successful na tao, lahat ng money, cars, properties, businesses, doodads, etc nya ay bonus na lang ng pagiging successful nya inside.
More on giving VALUE to others on my next blogs. But I would like to share that powerful truth to you personally and for free. Visit me in my office during our free coachings.
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