I’m not smart enough
Many people simply believe that they aren’t smart enough to make money. The truth is, formal education doesn’t have anything to do with making money. Start tapping any form of education available to make your dreams a reality, whether that’s interviewing very successful people and learning from them, reading, listening to audio programs and attending seminars.
It’s going to get better when…
The middle class lives in a perpetual waiting game for outside forces to come to their aid and grant their every wish. The hero you are waiting for – be it God, the government, your spouse, boss or someone else – is not coming to the rescue. Create a daily plan of action that will move you closer to building financial independence.
I’ll have to sacrifice my family life
Most people believe it’s an either/or equation and they’ll have to choose between world-class success and a happy family life. Instead of using your family as an excuse, use them as your primary motivation for making it happen.
I’ll become selfish and self-absorbed
We’re taught from an early age to put the needs of others in front of our own. While this sounds like a spirit driven, high-level philosophy, it’s terrible advice. If you’re not taking care of you, you are not in a position to take care of anyone else. Once you secure your own fortune, then you can give back to any charity or organization you wish.
I won’t be able to have any fun
Rich people focus the majority of their attention on money making activities they enjoy. They parlay a love for real estate into property speculation; a passion for beautiful paintings into investment art; or a flair for numbers into buying and selling stocks. So, while it looks like they’re working, they’re really enjoying their hobbies and making money along the way.
If any of these beliefs about money seem familiar, it’s time to change your thinking. The most financially successful people don’t look at money from a fear and scarcity point of view, they see it for all the good things in life: freedom, opportunity, abundance and possibility.
Steve Siebold is the author of How Rich People Think, and a self-made, multi-millionaire who has interviewed 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people. www.howrichpeoplethinkbook.com