Creating wealth isn't really as difficult as most people believe. And manifesting a prosperous lifestyle requires finding your ideal balance between enjoying life today while you also build for a better future.
The spendthrift will never create wealth. And even if he wins a lottery or large inheritance, will soon find his way back to poor. The miser with all of her locked away savings cannot be said to be rich, for she lives in want. I know people with net worth 50 times larger than mine, but I don't think they live lives of abundance.
The prosperous person is thrifty and prudent. They spend wisely, save deliberately, and gradually expand their lifestyle as their growing means allows.
Only a fool tries to appear affluent by living beyond his or her means. [I know, I did this for years.]
There is always room at the bottom and it's a safe place to begin, because there is nothing below and everything above. Celebrate the successes along the upward track and you'll continue to attract more.
Above all, avoid the extremes of parsimony and prodigality. Sometimes you will forgo something today, for something you really want later. And sometimes you indulge yourself now, simply because it's the prosperous thing to do. Find the sweet spot in the middle, and you'll live in ever increasing abundance. That is the delicate dance of prosperity!
P.S. Well the volcano in Chile behaved, so I'm back in Buenos Aires. That pic is a view of the Argentinian congress from over the city. Unfortunately I forgot my computer in Miami! So if you notice some weird writing from me over the weekend, that's because I bought a new one here, I'm trying to figure out this South American keyboard.