It’s the economy. It’s the poor job market. It’s this organization I work for. There are all kinds of reasons we can give for not getting ahead financially and not prospering. No matter how we define prosperity individually, the majority of us would always like to have more money than we do we would like to have more money saved for a better retired life than we do and we would like to be able to stop worrying about our bills.
The answer, we think, is just to get a bigger raise or a promotion, or to find a new job that will somehow offer a huge salary increase. Prosperity cannot be attained through these factors. Prosperity is a state of being.