Myth no 1: Millionaires work 10 times as hard as the ordinary man in the street.
Number 2: Millionaires are more intelligent and better educated than you and I.
Number 3: Honest people don't get rich.
Number 4: You need money to make money. Most millionaires have "begged and borrowed" to get started. Some have even been bankrupt and fired.
Financial prosperity and or a fulfilling life well lived are goals we can all achieve if we understand the principles of success. The main attraction of money is FREEDOM to choose your desired lifestyle. Earning a great deal of money should not be for it's own sake. I really believe that most people are too busy earning a living to stop and think about how they could get rich and solve their moneyproblems...and that is the reason why they haven't been able to do so. Do you ever think through your particular situation?
Do you like what you do for a living? Millionaires love their occupations. Work is leisure, your hobby. Most millionaires continue working long after becoming millionaires.
Don't give yourself a choice, an exit. "Put your back to the wall" and "burn the bridges behind you". I had no other options here in "Sleepy Hollow" and the internet is my "tool" to reach out to the world and achieve my personal goals. ACQUIRE THE MENTALITY OF A MILLIONAIRE: Most people don't believe there are secrets to wealth - they believe rich people are just "lucky". Most people don't believe they can ever become rich. BELIEVE that you can and crave it passionately. Use your IMAGINATION. Think and act successfully.
BELIEF is the key.
FOCUS ON A GOAL. Write down the amount of money you want and how much time you'll allow yourself to acquire it. In order to achieve monetary wealth, you need an amount and a deadline to aim at. This is the magic of a quantified objective working on the sub-conscious mind. Because...if you don't know where you're heading, chances are you'll never get anywhere. What do we ask from life?: 99 out of 100 people don't think about it.
So write it down.
DEVELOP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. Develop the right ATTITUDE and LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES everywhere.
They are right there within reach. Then BELIEVE, TRULY BELIEVE, YOU CAN REACH YOUR TARGET.
Stretch yourself. "The greatest limitations are those man imposes upon himself". Therefore, the greatest obstacle to success is a mental obstacle. Do things differently and ignore the objections of "rational" people.
Set yourself an objective initially that is reasonable, yet bold (within
reach, but ambitious... so you are forced to extend yourself to reach it). Most people are overly conservative and too scared to dream. Expand your mental boundaries - don't be a creature of habit with your mental limitations.
Tap your inner resources: "Character is destiny". I've certainly had to do that here in "Sleepy Hollow" through relying upon the powers of the human imagination, after being dropped out of the sky her ten years ago!
DESIRE best sustains your thoughts. The more passionate your desire, the quicker it will happen. Benefit from the knowledge ("the pearls of wisdom") found in books, like this one (plug plug). Read books and keep repeating positive words. Repetition of affirmations really works by imprinting positive thoughts in the mind. NEVER GIVE UP.
Mastering our own destiny and fulfilling our potential as "human beans"
, our dreams is our ultimate purpose in life. In so doing, I also believe we can (no WILL) glorify God, the Great Creator. Find your passion and extend your goals. Love what you do. Find work that satisfies you and you will have found your passion.
I love researching and studying the human mind, then applying the principles to see whether they DO work. MASTER THE UNCONSCIOUS (SUBCONSCIOUS) MIND: Accept it as the truth and you will. If you have faith that you will accomplish something, you will. The more you internalise it (a fancy term used by those rather weird 'psycho types') which simply means making it real within you), the more powerful it becomes. "You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it."
- Samuel Butler
Your unconscious mind is extremely susceptible to the power of words and it can be easily influenced. Words like "can't" engrave themselves in the unconscious; so that negative thoughts and feelings become your self-image. To become rich you have to create a new self-image. Self-image depends l argely on your expectation about who you're going to be.
So work on your SELF-IMAGE. Believe in your uniqueness and ability to make your own special contribution to the world no matter how small, or how dull, or unintelligent you think you may be. Everybody has some unique talent and there is no other like you in this world. There is a seed of greatness in each one of us - a precious resource to achieve something unique in our lives.
SO PLANT THAT FIRST SEED ON YOUR PERSONAL PATH TO GREATNESS TODAY.
This is an extract from one of my "money manuscripts", which I thought I'd share. Craig Lock is the author of numerous books and articles on money management and life assurance, as well as how to make the most of your life.
For valuable money information to help you make and save your hard-earned money,
get out of debt, learn how to invest, retire early, and take control of your finances see:
The Million Dollar Money Tree http://www.nzenterprise.com/money/
My various books* are available from: http://www.nzenterprise.com/writer/books.html and