I’d Rather be Honest than Rich?
It is easy for a destitute person to say that they would love to be wealthy, but they would rather be honest than be rich. Why do they make the assumption that one can’t be both rich and honest? Even if this were the norm, they can choose to be the exception. To take it upon himself to be both honest and rich actually creates the reality that this is possible.
This ties into the idea of being a successful role model for others. If the only examples of success are from dishonest people, then succeeding honestly provides an enormous service to society. Just like long-distance runner Roger Bannister creating the reality that a sub four-minute mile was possible, although it had never been achieved, allowed many people after him to run faster than believed possible—in fact, to do the impossible. Your successful example creates the precedent for many others to follow.
Personal development is our business and our life.
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.