“It`s simple. Your field of focus determines what you find in life. Focus on opportunities and that`s what you find. Focus on obstacles and that`s what you find. I`m not saying that you don`t take care of problems. Of course, handle problems as they arise, in the present. But keep your eye on your goal, keep moving toward your target. Put your time and energy into creating what you want. When obstacles arise, handle them, then quickly refocus on your vision. You do not make your life about solving problems. You don`t spend all your time fighting fires. Those who do, move backward! You spend your time and energy in thought and deed, moving steadily forward, toward your goal. Do you want some simple but extremely rare advice? Here it is: If you want to get rich, focus on making, keeping, and investing your money. If you want to be poor, focus on spending your money. You can read a thousand books and take a hundred courses on success, but it all boils down to that. Remember, what you focus on expands.”
This an excerpt from T. Harv Eker`s best-selling book Secrets Of A Millionaires Mind. A very good book for those who need to change the mindset they have from circumstances and teachings as they grew up. Let`s be honest, you are what you learned from seeing, hearing, and living the life you have lived since birth. Unless you are one of the few people who recognize that just because Mother and Father said it was so does not always mean that it is the right mindset for what you want out of life. You might not necessarily want to “Work hard every day at your job. Following rules that someone else imposes.” Such as a boss. You may want to be your own boss, making your own decisions, and working when YOU want to work. Achieving more for yourself than just a paycheck to pay the bills. Some people want more out of life! They don`t want to follow. They want to lead! When you are a leader you have a different mindset. You have to be the type of person that T. Harv Eker speaks of. Your eyes need to be on the future and your success at making your dreams a reality. Sometimes it is just ingrained in your mind that it is too hard to change the status quo. You didn’t come from money and you don’t have the resources to make your dreams happen. You blame others for what you don`t have, when instead you should be focused on what you can do. If you change this defeatist mindset to one of moving forward and fixing things as they happen, then continuing on your way without looking back at failures, there is no end to what you can achieve. Forget what you`ve been told all of your life and realize that you have the power to change your life. Everyone falls, but the successful ones get back up and keep moving forward to their goals. I suggest you read the book if you have all the doubts and none of the determination it takes to reach the top.
Hopefully, I`ve given you a little incentive to change the way you think. You can do whatever you want if you just keep the focus on the end result.