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How Some People Become Fabulously Wealthy

By Charles Hopkins Published 01/2/2008 | Jobs and Careers
Recently, reading the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans and also watching a video on the business affairs of Carlos Slim, who is considered the richest man in the world, it became obvious that the super-wealthy do not think like other people.

The difference?

The wealthy, super-wealthy, billionaires and multi-billionaires all "believe it can be done."

We're not just talking about positive thinking. We're talking about the attitude, the mindset and the will that allows creative thinking to blossom.

If you have any aspirations for being far better off financially, eliminate the word "impossible" from your thinking and from your speech. Quit using that failure-generating word altogether.

Once, you've been able to do that simple thing, then you're ready for the next step: think of something that you want to do but felt that you simply could not do, for one reason or another.

Now, is this impossible?

Of course not!

So are you ready to find the way?

YES?

Good, let's proceed. The next step is to make a list of why it is "possible," and especially why it is possible for YOU! Concentrate on why YOU CAN. The "how" will show up with this kind of attitude.

Average people resent progress. They stay stuck in traditional living, non-creative thinking, and non-resourceful strategies. Do you want to be average or exceptional? The default mode is average, even below average. If you aspire to be exceptional, you need to exercise your mind to work for you and not against you.

"Man belongs," pioneering rocket scientist Dr. Von Braun once said, "where man wants to go."

Nothing grows in winter. Similarly, if your mind is frozen up with fear, doubt, and uncertainty, you can't expect any aspect of your life to grow, either. Money likes speed. It likes men and women of action.

Most people get stuck on whether their ideas are sound or practical. This is not the point. The point is to generate more ideas, more energy and more resources.

Be a sponge in relationship to your business. Learn all you can, continuously. Then experiment. Try one thing after another and never-never-never give in.

Success, both simple success and huge success, belongs to progressive, not regressive thinkers. Successful people continuously ask themselves, "How can I improve my performance? How can I get better at this? What do I need to learn? Where do I need to go? Whom do I need to meet?"

Working hard is only part of the solution to creating wealth. Working to get increasingly smarter at your business and constantly reminding yourself that nothing is impossible creates the major difference.

Wealth rightly belongs to those who have cultivated a will for excellence.