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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 8

Understand that wealth is a consequence, not a reward*

If you work hard at making money, you stand a better chance of becoming rich. You have to accept that money is a payment given to you for clever thinking and hard work. The harder and smarter you work, the more you will earn. You don’t get given the money by a committee who examine whether you deserve it or not, whether you have been good enough or not. It is a direct consequence.

YOU DON’T GET GIVEN THEMONEY BY A COMMITTEEWHO EXAMINE WHETHERYOU DESERVE IT OR NOT

We often look at someone who has money and make all sorts of value judgements about whether they deserve it or not. We all do it. I was reading about Calvin Ayre – the Internet bookie – who has grown very rich indeed ...

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