Rich vs Poor Mindset

Rich vs Poor Mindset

You have the ability to do amazing things, but first, you must have the right mindset. Without dreams, vision, and purpose, life will serve you a platter on which you can barely survive on. In order to thrive, you must prepare your own platter and commit yourself to keep it full.

People have the ability to become more! The only things that are holding you back are your excuses and our own mindset!  No matter if it’s Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, JZ and Beyonce’… We all have the same 24 hours a day, what are you doing with yours?  What you are doing should be helping you move closer to your goals, not dragging you down. 

You have to leave the poor mentality outside the door!  You have to have a mindset that you are going to break free of the circular curses that have pledged your family, the curse of debt, the curse of living paycheck to paycheck, the curse of not being able to get ahead, the curse of a poor mind.  Bill Gates says it best “If you are born poor, it’s not your fault.  But if you die poor, it’s your mistake”.

A Rich mindset isn’t a dollar amount, it’s your behavior, the way that you think, the way that you see the world.  It’s your mindset that will propel you forward when the world is trying to hold you back! Your attitude determines your altitude.  Meaning, What you think about yourself and your prospects in life dictate your level of success. 

Having a rich mindset means that you have to start:

Avoiding People Without Ambition

This does not mean that you need to discriminate against people who do not generate high six figures, I’m not saying that.  This means that you should avoid people who settle in life and have no ambition to improve their current circumstances.

The Law of Attraction applies heavily here. You want to be surrounded by people who have a Rich Mindset in order to attract their mindset, emulate their behaviors and access to their networks.

This is how you separate yourself from the poor mindset person and begin to transform yourself into a Rich Mindset.  Look at the people in life who are succeeding and emulate what’s working for them.  If I was trying to lose weight, I would want to be trained and follow the practices of someone who has a healthy lifestyle.  If I want to know how to have a successful marriage, I don’t want to be coached by someone who has been divorced three times or who has never been married.  If I want to succeed, I want to connect with people who have proven success.

We must start Learning From Your Mistakes

Don’t fear failure.  Mistakes teach us, through analysis and feedback, about what works, and what doesn’t.  When you allow yourself to learn from your mistakes you will find a new kind of confidence.  It is okay to fail, in fact, you need to fail and more than once. It’s not the failure that matters, it’s the growth. Right or wrong, you will always grow from your experiences in life. The feedback we get from our mistakes can be the most specific, pointed, and powerful feedback we’ll ever get. Mistakes allow us to inspire others.  

Inspire Others

When a lifelong smoker who’s dying of lung cancer talks about the value of being smoke-free, we’re apt to listen. The same kind of contribution also occurs when we speak candidly about less serious mistakes.  Once you learn from your mistakes, the Rich Mindset person will set out to add value to the lives of those that are around them.

We Have to Stop Complaining

When you complain, you’re focusing on what is wrong with your life — and what you focus on tends to expand.  I’m a firm believer that there is the power of death and life in your tongue.  If you continue to speak negatively, that’s what you’re sowing in your life.

A great example of this is United States citizens vs. immigrants into the States. Immigrants are 4x more likely to become millionaires than those of us that grew up here. The main reason? We talk about the negatives of living in this nation, while immigrants see it as the land of opportunity. It’s all in your mindset.

We must start Connecting With People

Learn how to interact and connect with various types of people. Find out more about them and find common ground.  Be positive and provide feedback to people. You never know how much a few words of feedback can help someone out. Being positive is contagious.

Never Stop Learning

Once most people leave the education system, they think their learning days are over.  Learn new skills. If you have an interest in it, learn everything you can about it.

The best investment that you can make is an investment in yourself.  Doing things like reading, meditating, networking, and taking small steps closer to your goal every day, you too will eventually not only achieve your goal.  There’s not a magic fairy it will take work, but remember the story of the “Tortoise and the Hare”.  The Tortoise won the race because slow and steady is sometimes the best way to go.

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