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