Everyone wants to be more successful. We all want more money, more free time and more control over our lives. A small number of people have found a way to do just that, while most are still struggling just to make ends meet and get by.
While there isn’t any kind of physiological difference between the wealthy and the poor, there is a very large difference between the poor and the wealthy in terms of how they think. It’s true that rich and poor people do not share the same belief systems. You may not think that your belief system really has that much influence over your odds of success; however, it is everything.
Achieving success has nothing to do with your background or past; it has to do with knowing how to apply the correct principles that support your success. Change the things that are stopping you from achieving success and you can start with nothing and turn it into something huge.
What wealthy people know that poor people don’t is that in order to get success, you have to be totally committed to your goals and willing to do whatever it takes to get there. They know that financial independence can be achieved not just by doing; but also by thinking the right things. To put it simply, becoming successful means that you have to be committed to your own personal development.
Before you can take one step forward, you must first know where you’re going. Let’s use driving a car as an example. When you drive your car, you usually have a Point A (starting point) and a Point B (destination) in mind. Even if you’ve never driven to a specific destination before, you can still get there because the destination can be identified on a map or by GPS system.
Whatever your starting point, you can still make it to your destination because you’ll know which way to go. It makes no difference if its only one mile or a thousand – if you keep going the right way, you’ll get there sooner or later.
Life isn’t about going through the motions of day-to-day life; paying bills, going to bed exhausted, hating your job and waking up the next day to do it all over again. Life is about achieving goals, feeling good, living your potential and creating the kind of life you love to wake up to every morning.
Get out some paper and make a list of the things you really want out of life. The total number of goals you come up with doesn’t matter – what does matter is that these goals have personal meaning to you. The more desire you have for these goals, the more powerful your drive will be to achieve them. If you’ve ever done something only to make someone else happy, then you know how much less fulfilling it is as opposed to achieving a goal which has your own desires behind it.
When you finish your list, go back to it and identify the top three of these goals; the ones you feel the strongest desire for. Write these three on another sheet of paper and post it all over you home to make sure they stay at the forefront of your mind at all times.
When you identify the destination (goal) then your mind can map it out and show you how to get there.
Author: Kelly HeldrethThis author has published 2 articles so far.