“I’m a wealthy person. And I LIKE being a wealthy person. Yes, I am a lucky Lotto winner and there are complete strangers that think I didn’t do a damn thing to ‘earn’ this money – and I don’t care WHAT they think! It’s still mine! I LIKE having my money and I also like having the freedom that comes with it. I LOVE getting to take off on vacations with my sons. I like dining in nice restaurants and I like buying cars off the lot. I LOVE MY NEW 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR HOME! Regardless of what anyone thinks, my money is mine – and no I do NOT have to feel guilty for having it just because you don’t know how to handle your own feelings about self worth and money. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be wealthy. I’ve always been a wealthy person inside even when I wasn’t a wealthy person outside because I had a wealthy person’s mindset ALL MY LIFE. People were so shocked when we went from having nothing to having everything overnight. Well, it swept us off our feet too, ya know! Yeah, it did! But the truth is, I like having this money! And the truth is, we DON’T all have the same outcomes.
What was I doing before I got this money?
Everything! I went the distance in EVERYTHING I did – from parenting to mowing the yard – everyday regardless of whether what I was doing benefited me or not. When some people are willing to go the distance, they are definitely going to get more than those who find an excuse to cop out of everything they do – so if I’m wealthy and you’re not, do you want me to stop what I’m doing to make YOU feel better? Are YOU going to do the same for someone else? Mom, EVERYTHING you said was false. It had nothing to do with me. Like I said: I do NOT have to feel guilty for winning just because you don’t know how to handle your own feelings about self worth and money. But I forgive you because it’s nothing to do with me. You will have to work through your feelings on your own though. I’ve always wanted this – and even if I didn’t ‘work for it’ in the traditional sense, I worked for it by going the extra mile even when I didn’t need to.
So instead of taking all these shortcuts in life, maybe you should try exercising your muscle – your integrity muscle – and see where it gets you. It sure did wonders for me. There were days when I wondered why the hell I was doing what I was doing when it didn’t seem to matter much one way or the other – but it did matter. Oh, but it did!!”