The hierarchy of someone’s values determines the areas of their lives that they will empower. The predominant world’s values are not geared toward financial prosperity and wealth building. Many times you will find someone who’s highest value is to ensure that they have an education, or their highest value is their children, socializing or their religious beliefs, but building wealth and becoming financially independent; even though many people may say they want to be wealthy, that is not on the top of their value list. They live their life according to their value list, and they have other things stacked on top that is more important; and as such, they spend their money on those things before they ever save it. They end up paying themselves last and saving very little and end up in that percentage that doesn’t end up financially independent.
By Dr. John Demartini