How much money will you be making in 5 years time – 1 million? 10 million? 100 million?
If you think that you could never earn that sort of money you are probably correct. This is because you have already decided that you cannot do it which means that you will join 90% of the population spending most of your life working hard to be average.
If you think that it is possible to earn that sort of money, then you are already on your path to success, and you are already ahead of 90% of the people around you who don’t have the belief or faith in themselves to really get what they want.
The main point here is that a major part of getting what you want is believing that you can do it.
It is a sad fact that 90% of the population do not think that they are capable of achieving great success and because of this they do not look for opportunities to make it to their first million.
For example, if you don’t think you can learn another language you will not be looking out for all the opportunities available to help you learn and practice that language. This is because you have already decided you cannot do it, so you will not actively look for courses or people who can help you to achieve your goal.
Similarly, it stands to reason that if you do not believe you can become a millionaire then you will not be looking out for the opportunities around you to make it happen.
For those of you familiar to reading motivational books, you may think that this sounds a bit like ‘The Law of Attraction’, but based on the two simple examples above the ‘MakeMeClever’ result is pretty obvious…
If you are not planning for it or working towards it then you are not going to get it!
Your Subconscious Mind
Your subconscious mind is set to search for things that will satisfy your current thoughts and ideas. It is incredibly helpful. If you decide that you won’t enjoy a party or don’t like a person then it will search for all the reasons to justify your decision. It simply wants to make you happy by finding something to prove that you are correct. This is great, as it means that you can seldom be wrong.
The problem is that this can sometimes be a very negative process. For example, if you have decided that you cannot be a millionaire then it will highlight all your failings and weaknesses to justify your decision and prove you to be correct.
Successful people have is an incredible faith in themselves and their ideas. They do not stop until they have achieved what they want to achieve and this is often done despite great pressure from friends, family and special ‘advisers’ that they are wrong. It is often from this strong drive to be successful and to prove everyone else wrong that some of our great advances in technology and modern-day systems stem from.
To get whatever you want you must have faith in yourself and your abilities do not let yourself or others to limit your potential. Butbe careful not to become too arrogant as our Clever Contributor Damiao Lo reminds us in his article Attitude Matters:
I am not suggesting that you project a sense of entitlement such as “Come on, Make Me Clever NOW”. Rather, it is important to shift your inner mindset to “I am good; I want to improve continuously”.
You can read Damiao’s full article here.
Goals and be flexible.
It is always a good idea to set long term goals and stick with them but be aware that while setting aims and objectives is a good idea don’t focus on them too closely as you may shut out other opportunities to advance.
Think of your goals as if you were on a yacht setting a destination. You have the final port in mind but to make the best progress you should take advantage of the wind direction and tides which means that you may not follow a straight line to get there.
Remember to keep your mind open to other opportunities that come along. The path to your final goal may not be as straight as you first thought.
The good news is that by simply keeping a wish or desire in your mind and actively thinking about it in all its detail your sub-conscious mind will automatically begin to help you by searching for ways to make it happen.
Release your sub-conscious brain power now by setting goals and thinking big!
Believe that you can achieve all you want and start to look for opportunities to prove it.
Stop working hard at being average and start working hard at being awesome.
Lookout for the opportunities that come your way rather than listening to internal negatives.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Believe in yourself, plan, learn, practice and work at achieving your goal every day.