posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 08:32 PM
One beautiful afternoon a few decades ago, a friend of mine(a millionaire) called me up and asked me to meet for lunch. It was a casual lunch, more
like a get together, as he lived out of town. As we were catching up I noticed he had taken a bit of time going over the menu, a menu we both had
practically memorized and that he kept looking around the square we were at. It almost seemed he had lost focus of our little lunch although he was
always on the topic at hand.
After we had eaten he looked at me and said, "As you know I have a lot of wealth in my life, not just the money part of it, or the possession part of
it but also the knowledge, wisdom, and friends part of it. I noticed you have always done things that you may not be aware of and I think it is time
for me to spell them out to you so you are conscious of what you are already doing." I just looked at him a little confused because it was not a
normal conversation for us and he continued, "There are 3 things one must do to become a wealthy person, one, desire, two, read, and three dress to
"Desire is the most important part of life, without it one will not strive for the future and goals will never be complete. Reading is the most
important thing to do in life, Read, Read everything, and when you have read everything begin again and read it once more. Dress is the most important
part of ones image. Dress for your goals. If it is to be successful in business, wear a dark suit, any color of shirt is fine as long as it is white,
and a tie with some red in it. Dress your image and you will be noticed."
That conversation has always stuck with me, especially the part about reading. As I walk down the path of life it is plain to see those that read and
those that don't and it solidifies his statement for me every day.
edit on 12-11-2012 by Agarta because: Spelling