Dr. Seuss’ book, “The Sneetches,” which is also now a YouTube, is about two different kinds of creatures. One type has stars on their belly, the other kind have no stars. Of course, those who have the stars make those who don’t have stars feel inferior and less of a Sneetch than those who do. And that is when a slick entrepreneur comes through town with a machine that can make a starless Sneetch into a starred Sneetch simply by running the Sneetch through his machine, for a price of course. Obviously, chaos ensues as masses of starless Sneetches line up to be run through the machine and receive their stardom.
Which brings us to the point of facing reality. Nothing, not even a participating whole life insurance policy can make you into something you are not, simply by running money through it. So, whatever you do, never fall for the gimmick that “running money through an insurance policy” will create the stardom (wealth) you are seeking. At the same time, never, ever forget that your desire to become wealthier is not a bad thing but was actually given to you by your creator.
Think about this for a moment. Have you ever met anybody that desired to be poorer? Of course not. We all desire to improve, grow and become wealthier. That is a given. The important thing is, however, there are no shortcuts to becoming wealthier, and “running money through a policy” will in the end, find you on the short end of the stick just like the Sneetches who thought they could obtain their stardom simple by running themselves through the slick entrepreneur’s machine, after paying him a fee.
Money is a spiritual thing. Spiritual in the sense that animals, who don’t have spirits only souls, don’t use money as an exchange of value like we humans, who have a spirit, do. In fact, we humans do many things that separate us from the animals, namely because of our spirits. But that is another subject. Even so, money is a spiritual thing and therefore it has to be treated as a spiritual thing if it’s going to improve your life, grow and produce the wealth that you really desire.
Be careful of slick entrepreneurs and their fanciful machines with ideas of how you can make money. Ask yourself if the ideas are reasonable and make sense.
Here are the bold facts.
And here is the single biggest mistake that policyholders are discovering the hard way after they have been encouraged to take a policy loan.
Knowing this beforehand will keep you from paying the fee for the “stardom” promised by “running money through your policy.”
Remember this. Money needs to be treated as a spiritual object if you want it to improve your life, grow and produce the wealth you desire. And that means there are no shortcuts. You will need to discipline yourself to develop the management skills, cultivate your thoughts to develop the habits and fertilize your attitude to accept the wealth that God has stored up for you and your stewardship. Interestingly enough, not one of these three necessities can be short-termed by “running money through your policy.” And like the Sneetches who got their star but never the stardom they were seeking, “running money through your policy” will keep you busy paying interest but will never provide you with the wealth you are seeking.