Have you ever sat down to write a list of what you want?
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Author: David O.
People don’t become rich by magic. Some get lucky but everyone needs hard work to stay there. There are so many opportunities to be wealthy in the world today. It is so much that you wonder how people are poor. An offer to make millions pass by them every day. But they never take notice. They keep seeking money and where they can be paid. They make fun of things that can make them millions. Then, they wonder why they are not rich.
- The falsehood about getting rich
- The offer to make millions
- How to get what you want
- What do you want?
- Why do you want it?
- When do you want it?
- An idea of how to get it
The Falsehood About Getting Rich
Too many people believe lies about the life of affluence and it holds them back. They think they know what the rich life is about.
You don’t know what it’s like to be wealthy until you are
Life doesn’t become different because you have a lot of money. Not at all. Your life just becomes magnified and you have a lot of options. Money makes you an amplified version of yourself. If you build your life around the idea that $1 million will change your life, you will probably get depressed when you get it.
The excitement of a rich life is not in the money. If the money excites you, it won’t be long before you realize the money is not enough. The excitement of being rich is tied to what you have always wanted to do that you are now able to do. You will quickly discover that using money to put a smile on someone else’s face is one of the most amazing things ever. And that is how money buys happiness.
The interesting thing is that if you are not committed to putting a smile on people’s faces before you make big money, you will not be committed to it after you have made the big money. The money will not change you, but it will cause you to reevaluate all your choices.
If you find it difficult to give from the little you have, you will find it difficult to give when you have much
Why is this important? It is because you create abundance for yourself by demonstrating abundance. If you don’t make that internal transition, you may be lucky but your personality will keep betraying your efforts to stay wealthy.
There are many ways to get rich. But there is only one way to get rich sustainably:
You become a person of abundance to create abundance
The big falsehood regarding finances is the idea that a lot of money will make you rich. The real truth is that rich people end up with a lot of money.
The Offer to Make Millions
I watched a documentary about a billionaire recently that got me thinking. Guess what he does? He is a fish farmer that specializes in salmon. That stayed with me for a while. If you told the average person in the world today who wants to be rich to go into fish farming, the person will probably look at you like you are nuts.
This reminded me of a story I read in a book by Tony Robbins a few years ago. Tony called up this brilliant investor and asked him what he was investing in at the moment. And the investor said, “nickel”. And Tony was like, “what?”
Average people miss the obvious in search of the fancy. Anything can be turned into a million-dollar business. But people want to be successful and follow the crowd at the same time.
You cannot be successful by following the crowd. You have to see what no one else sees and do what no one else is willing to do
Stop trying to buy stocks in Apple. Stop trying to buy bitcoin because it’s the cool thing people do with their money now. Look for your own “nickel”. And you won’t have to look much before you find it.
Making millions in any venture is not about what you do, rather it is about your dream for what you do. Most people make the mistake of copying channels that have made other people rich. That will only need to frustration. There is a better way.
How to Get What You Want
There is a way that is almost guaranteed to get you what you want if you follow it. But most people just let themselves get seduced into other things and take their eyes off the goal.
If you don’t have a dream, you will live for another man’s dream
To get what you want you have to know what exactly you want, why you want it, when you want it, and an idea of how to get it.
What Do You Want?
As simple as that sounds, many people haven’t thought about it. Let me challenge you to write a list of 7 things you want to happen for you between now and the next 5 years. Just do it. You will be surprised about the things you want that you don’t know you want.
Anyone who wants to be rich must know exactly what they want. Your wants allow you to know how big your dream should be. It is not about what kind of business to start, rather it is about how high to scale it. The foundations you erect for a duplex is not the same for a skyscraper.
You need to know exactly what you want. Be as specific as you can
Everything begins when you realize what you want.
Why Do You Want It?
If you say you want to have a $50M business, you need to ask why you want that. The only way to be sure that you are desiring the right thing for yourself is to understand why you desire that thing.
If you desire something and you go after it so ferociously, then all of a sudden you lose interest completely. You would be lost and confused as to why you lost interest. But if you know why you had that goal in the first place, you would not be confused.
There is always an emotional event attached to our goals. You need to find the emotional thing that makes your goal something that excites you. This is so that you can know what it is all about.
It is not about the goals, it is about how what you do (after you achieve the goal) makes you feel
Haven’t you heard of men who built a thriving business and lost everything after the wife dies? The emotional thrill that the wealth was for is no more, and hence there is no reason for the goal anymore.
If you know what your reason is, you can know when this change happens and you can reevaluate your life and find new reasons. There is always a reason to live. But you must find sound reasons for your goals.
In some cases, you discover that the reasons that are driving your goals are not reasonable. And that saves you a lot of time and energy. So, you find reasons that you are emotionally invested in and make your goals based on them.
When do you want it?
A goal without a date is a wish. You must have a deadline for your goal. Otherwise, you will be no different than the average person who wishes for money. Wishing doesn’t work.
Goals with deadlines work
How you are going to achieve it is not the point at this stage. Set a deadline even before you know how you are going to achieve the goal. Let that date be a constant reminder of where you want to be.
Set a date and believe it is going to happen by that date.
An Idea of How To Get It
Start with the little idea you have. Focus on doing the little you know and as you go further, you will realize how to connect to your dream.
If you want a $50M business as an example, don’t neglect the $5K business you had to start with. If you leave the $5K and start looking for the $50M business, you will never find it. You get going with what you can find first, then open your mind for insight.
At the initial stages, business is not about how to do something differently. You need the right people. You need a hungry market. You need dependable partners. If you skip steps on your own path to success, it is often accompanied by a painful lesson later. Just trust the process.
You can’t connect the dots by looking forward. Don’t even try to connect the dots looking forward. The promises of people will fail you. It most likely will not happen the way you are expecting. But you can be sure of one thing; it will happen if you stick with the goal and remain emotionally invested in it.
And when you start making millions, you would discover that the business that brought you the fortune has always been very close to you. You have probably walked around the concept a few times but for some reason, you didn’t see it the way you now do.
The secret of making millions is not on the TV being discussed by financial experts. The path to your millions is different from another person’s path. Never try to do what someone else is doing just because you want the money and results they have. Make your own goals from the things that drive you.
Many people would laugh at this strategy of becoming millionaires by targeting what they want. Yet, they have miserable lives and will not try it. Don’t make fun of what can change your life. Just do it.
P.S. Now that you are through with the article, write down 7 things you want between now and the next 5 years. Do it now!