I want to be rich! How many times do you hear people say that? Of course, people normally reveal this in public. They don’t want to come off as greedy or self-absorbed. Still, politeness asides, one of the most common ambitions people have is to make so much money that they don’t have to worry about providing for their needs.
The sad truth is that for most people, the statement ‘I want to be rich!’ will remain a distant wish-something that would be nice if it happened but not really something they are banking on. The sad reality is that most people fail to achieve a great financial future because they prefer the certainty of their current comfort zones than actually taking risks and venturing out into a potentially harsh world business risks.
As a result, many people don’t even try to achieve bright financial futures. They work away at their jobs and complain that they are barely getting by or not getting what they deserve. If you don’t want to do this for the rest of your life, you can get started on a bright financial future, and it all starts with changing your mindset.
From wishes to goals
If you don’t change the way you look at things, your life won’t change. Your mind determines your material reality, not the other way around. If you think a certain way, you will be stuck with a certain reality. If you look at the prospect of making a lot of money as a wish, it will remain a wish-a goal with no power behind it.
If you want to truly become rich, you only need to turn your wishes into goals. What is the difference? Goals are specific. Goals have action items. Goals have timelines. And goals can be tweaked to boost effectiveness. If you want to become rich, turn your wishes into goals starting today.
Now that you have written down your itemized goals, it is time to take constant action. If you don’t act on your goals, they are mere pipe dreams. They will not become reality if you don’t expend effort trying to turn them into reality. That’s why it is extremely important for you to break down your goals into so many small pieces. You then resolve to knock out all the little pieces according to a schedule. Pretty soon, you’ll discover that you have made great progress toward your goal.
Of course, there is a lot of failure involved in trying to achieve such a momentous goal as becoming rich. The best way to overcome disappointments and failures is to expect them. When you anticipate setbacks, you recover from them faster and your mind is more open to learning. The reason failure exists is to teach us about certain things we should be learning. Learn from your failures and tweak your plans accordingly. Apply action and keep learning. Eventually, if you follow everything above, you will succeed.