How to Overcome a Poverty Mindset


By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c

“Poverty is a state of mind.” ~Rahul Gandhi 

Do you ever catch yourself passing on joyous opportunities because you feel it will be too expensive? Do you second guess yourself before or after making purchases? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of a poverty mindset. It is important to differentiate between actual poverty and refusing to experience life more abundantly. Research suggests that 80% of the world lives on $10 per day. At least 1.1 billion people in developing countries do not have access to water and some 1.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity. If you have water and electricity, chances are you are not living in extreme poverty. And, if you are not living in extreme poverty, chances are you can afford to treat yourself, at least some of the time.

Here are some ways to overcome a poverty…

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Daily Thirukkural : Kural #122

தமிழ் :

122 – காக்க பொருளா அடக்கத்தை ஆக்கம்

அதனினூஉங் கில்லை உயிர்க்கு.


மிக்க உறுதியுடன் காக்கப்படவேண்டியது அடக்கமாகும். அடக்கத்தைவிட ஆக்கம் தரக் கூடியது வேறொன்றும் இல்லை.


122 – Guard thou as wealth the power of self-control;
Than this no greater gain to living soul!


Let self-control be guarded as a treasure; there is no greater source of good for man than that.

daily kural thirukural 122


courtesy : Thirukural Explanation by Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
English Translation  by Rev Dr G U Pope, Rev W H Drew, Rev John Lazarus and Mr F W Ellis

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