Everyday we are faced with countless choices and decisions. Life is not about what happens to us. Life is about how we choose to react to what happens to us. These choices will determine the outcome of our lives.
If you could choose, would you rather be rich or poor? What was the first subject that came into your head? I’m guessing finances and I’m going to guess you said rich. What if the question was referring to your mindset? Which would you choose then? What if I told you that both are related i.e. your mindset is directly related to your finances. Poor mindset = poor finances. Rich mindset = rich finances. Therefore if you want to improve your finances you must improve your mindset.
THE RICH GET RICHER
How do we do that? By the choices we make. Have you ever heard the term the poor stay poor while the rich get richer. Let’s look at why
Poor choose to
- Believe life happens to them (victim mentality)
- accept little to no responsibility
- Think small and think of limitations
- ‘Wish and hope’
- Overthink obstacles
Whereas the rich
- Have the ‘I create my life’ mentality (winning mentality)
- Accept full responsibility
- Think big, think possibilities, dream a lot
- Plan and take action
- Focus on opportunities
Don’t forget you can be rich and not yet wealthy. You can have a rich mindset but not the finances to match. In this case the finances will come but for the poor person they won’t until they change their thinking.
REMOVE LIMITING BELIEFS
So how do we change that? By choosing not to accept those limiting thoughts. But we can’t just all of sudden change our thoughts without putting some new information in our brain. You see those ‘poor’ mentalities are a result of our conditioning and input up to now. So now we must change the input.
You must choose to invest in education first. The most important asset is our mind. You have the choice of what you put in there. In order to earn, first we must learn.
So what can you do? Get books from the library, get audiobooks to listen to on your commute. Write down new thoughts that challenge and inspire you because then it will become ingrained in your brain.
This may be difficult at first because it will change your old way of thinking but it will be worth it in the end. You must be humble enough to read and listen to what the authors have to say. It can be easy to defend when a new idea clashes with the way you think. Listening can be far better than talking, that is why we have 2 ears and 1 mouth. Too many people are too quick to argue rather than listening to absorb new ideas and possibilities. They argue instead of asking questions.
So here are some of the things ‘I Choose Daily’
- I choose to exercise
Most of the world’s most successful people have a daily exercise routine. There is a correlation between breaking down barriers in fitness to breaking down barriers in life. You will have lower stress levels, higher concentration levels and a better work rate as a result of improved fitness.
- I choose to read and learn
All entrepreneurs and successful people are lifelong learners. They never claim to know everything. Driven people aren’t that way automatically they choose to self-educate and constantly grow. They are determined to always learn new skills and keep developing as a person. I choose what I decide to read and just as importantly I choose what not to read. For example I don’t read newspapers because they propagate the cycle of negativity and despair in the world designed to keep us stuck in our poor mentality cycle. Instead I choose to read about successful people who have been through it, that I can learn from and build on developing my rich mentality.
- I choose who I listen to.
No matter what you do in life people will have an opinion on it. Be careful whose opinion you choose to listen to and examine what is there life situation. Have they achieved the results that you are after? Have they got the lifestyle you desire? Or are they simply giving their opinion with no knowledge of having tried it? Find the top mentors and coaches in your industry, those that have achieved what you are after, learn from them and model them. You want to be learning from industry leaders, not those without experience. If you have people in your life who’d like to offer their opinion and their advice and they’ve never actually done it themselves, stop listening to them.
So what are you going to choose?
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