In The Science of Getting Rich, Michael Gerber discusses the energetic limits to economic growth. This is a topic that I tend to follow very closely. After all, when it comes to putting money in the bank, you want to be as prepared as possible for whatever might come. When it comes to putting energy into your life, you want to be as “prepared” as possible, period.
There are limitations on how much energy you can expend in any given moment in your life. We have all heard of “peak earning time.” The key here is being able to identify when you are at your most efficient for wealth creation. When you reach this level of efficiency in your financial interactions, you will find that you have the potential to create massive amounts of wealth, but you must be able to maintain that level of efficiency throughout your entire existence.
Let's take a look at this in a more specific way. You don't build up wealth in a day. You don't become an expert at something overnight. You have to learn what you are doing over the long haul, and then apply that knowledge over again. You cannot expect to just let your money do the thinking for you; you need to be able to keep the mind of your economic growth in check.
Here are the most important points regarding the energetic limits to economic wealth: First, your ability to create wealth is based upon your ability to attract that wealth. That means you have to understand the laws of energy if you are going to be able to create wealth. You cannot just let money “willy-nilly” enter your life without some degree of control.
Therefore, you must always monitor your finances, particularly your expenses, and make adjustments where necessary. That is why it is so important to write down every expense and read it out loud. What did you notice? Did something seem out of line? Or perhaps there was an increase in your financial boundaries beyond your initial conception of what is reasonable?
Second, there is a fundamental law of economics that has to be accepted as true. This is the law of demand and supply. If you increase the supply of something, it will automatically decrease its price. In economics, this also means that when the supply of goods goes down, you should cut back on your expenses in order to increase your income.
Now, let's review the other three energetic limits to economic growth. Energy is not something you can take or give away. It is something you create with your thoughts, emotions, and heart. When you increase your energy, you increase your options, and when you decrease your energy, you decrease your options. In the end, it all boils down to your thoughts, emotions, and heart.
You do not need a government grant or Wall Street loan to achieve your goals. You just need to open your mind to what you really want out of life, and then you . . . . . . will attract exactly that into your life. It is your economy, not Wall Street, that you have to control.
Think about the limits you have seen in the past. What are they? The things that you thought would be easy for you are the hardest for you right now. Remember when you wanted to start a business but had trouble getting investors interested in your idea? Remember the millions of dollars you poured into your business that didn't produce significant returns?
The reason why those things failed you is because you were using your energy to focus only on what was important to you at the time. When the going got tough, you backed away and turned your attention to what was not working for you. That is what caused economic growth to stagnate. Instead of driving traffic to your website, you are more likely to close your browser windows and go somewhere else. Allowing your energies to flow freely and with purpose is the way to manifest wealth and prosperity in your life.
It's really quite simple. When you want to bring about prosperity in your life, think of how you can put energy into making it happen. You can start attracting your prosperity the very next moment you decide to do so. As always, remember that it all starts with your thoughts!