Do you know why there are many poor people in the world? Let me put it another way. Do you know why there are many common people in the world? One great man wisely said it is because God loves poor people that he created many of them. That is something to think about.
But I do not think God created anyone to be poor or common. God wants all of us to live well; to be successful and happy. If there are some people swimming in wealth and others perishing in poverty, it is not God’s doing.
We are each responsible for our position in life. Whether we are at the top or at the bottom, we are responsible for it. Of course, others may help us; and others usually help. Others may stand on our way and many usually stand on others’ way; but the chief architect of each one’s destiny is the individual concerned. You can always find a way around all the stumbling-blocks put on your path.
If there are so many common, poor, miserable and suffering people in the world, there are many reasons for it. Let me talk about one: the fear of big dreams. Billions of people in the world do not want to hear anything about big dreams. They have excluded themselves from big goals. Deeply buried in their hearts is the belief that they are not meant for big things. Although they may be working very hard, they have already limited themselves through their limiting belief.
Of course, no one does better than they believe they can. No one rises higher than they believe they can.
The world shall continue to be dominated by common, poor, wretched people as long as many people are not ready to free themselves of the belief that their place is at the bottom.
Anyone who is at the bottom today can get to the top tomorrow if they do what should be done to get to the top. The truth, indeed, is that many people who are at the lowest rung of the ladder of life now will transport themselves to the summit tomorrow because they will dream big and believe in themselves. They will free themselves of self-limiting beliefs.
If you are not where you like in life, you need not remain there or end there. What you need to lift yourself from there to where you want to be is a big dream and the belief that you will get there.
If you have these two, the others will fall in place; and you will end up where you like to be – among the great not the poor, wretched people of the world.