I was reading an article yesterday on the Huffingtonpost Black Voices page entitled: “Black wealth barely exist, in one terrible chart.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-opportunity-wealth_568c44cee4b0c8beacf4a391?utm_hp_ref=black-voices.[spacer height=”20px”]
I have known this truth for the pass fifteen years and I had refused to except it, until September of last your. We are limited by the way that we were taught to make money. We can’t continue to play a game where the instructions have been skewed since day one. These instructions describe how to lose, Not to win. Were told you can do anything or be anything, but that was not the hole truth..[spacer height=”20px”]
This is what we get when we play a game we were never meant to win. The reason our wealth numbers continue to drop is that we’re participating in someone else’s game instead of our own. We have what it takes to be successful at anything we put our minds to. We are limited by our knowledge of what’s possible, because we don’t read to find information on How-To-Do what we want. We don’t explore the many possibilities to find the answers. We would rather watch a TV program or get on Facebook in an effort to try to escape reality. Have you ever noticed how fast time goes by when your watching TV or on your phone? The reality is that we work every day thinking we are moving forward, but the scenery never changes. It’s because the truth is we are not moving. We’re not only, not getting anywhere, in most cases we’re moving backwards.[spacer height=”20px”]
This is not who we are or what we’re capable of! You feel something on the inside of you that you can’t explain, you just know that you’re better than this. That there is more to life then what you’ve been getting. We need to throw away this false information we’ve been given. Stop listing to the lies that if we follow our counter parts in lock-step we can reap the same results.
Whenever we’re on the Internet, we should be looking for answers to questions on how we can move forward. How we can start our own business, sale our own merchandise, things made with our hands. How to pool our money and buy property. How to start groups of like minded people so we can start the planning process. We need to start talking to people and stop isolating ourselves. If you look at your circle of friends and you see no one that thinks like you do (trying to do better, looking for new opportunities, always reaching up), you need a new circle of friends. “To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” -Les Brown. Sometimes the question is more important then the answer. It shows that you are capable of putting things together in a cohesive manner to try and find a solution to a problem. It is through this process that the answer will reveal itself to you. [spacer height=”20px”] This is not just for us, it’s for our children and our children’s children. It’s for that young family two blocks over just getting started. It’s for the man or woman that lost there job at 50 and now forced to work at seven eleven until there 65. We’re on the front line of a battle for our lives.[spacer height=”20px”]
We need to start acting like it.