Yes, I admit that I’ve had my share of crappy moments in my life. I didn’t realize it then, but I was actually attracting all that crap! Unbelievable! But then I found out about a way to turn things around…
There used to be a time when nothing seemed to go my way. Everything I did didn’t seem to work.
Then a good friend of mine introduced me to a great book about how to master the inner game of wealth. It’s called Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, by T.Harv Eker. And I’d like to share some valuable things I’ve learned.
I read about a lot of wealth principles, and the first one I learned was this:
“Rich people believe “I create my life.”
Poor people believe “Life happens to me.””
If you want to attract wealth into your life, you have to believe that you are in control. Think of it this way. If your life were a car, you are the one holding the steering wheel. If it were a boat, then YOU are the Captain of your Ship.
This reminds me of a poem by William Ernest Henley: Invictus
“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
If you don’t believe this, then I guess you think that your life is not in your hands, and of course that includes your financial life as well.
Playing the role of “Victim”
People who believe they are not in control often play the role of victims. So how do you know if you’re “playing victim?” There are signs…
The Blame Game: “It wasn’t me!”
Victims blame either something or someone else. They blame the traffic, the weather, the government, the bad economy, the market crash, the recession… They blame the boss, the manager, the co-worker, the subordinate… the neighbor, friend, parents… And the list goes on and on!
Justify This: Rationalize til you drop
Financially-challenged people often rationalize their situation by something like “Money is not really important”
If that’s the kind of relationship you have with money, do you think money will stay with you?
If you said this to the one you love, “You’re not really important,” would they stay with you for long? Well, guess again. It’s the same thing with money. You may think that “love makes the world go ’round” but you still need to pay the bills/rent, buy food and clothing, etc etc.
Sidenote: OK, I suddenly remembered a song that goes: “When we’re hungry, love will keep us alive” Guess what kind of mentality that sends out? Anyway, moving on…
Complaining: Bad for your health and wealth!
According to the Laws of Attraction, “like attracts like“. What we focus on, expands. If we keep on thinking about the bad things, the more we complain about what’s wrong in our lives, we are actually attracting more crap. Imagine turning into a living, breathing crap magnet! When the sh*t hits the fan, you have to steer clear from people who complain a lot. Because when that crap lands, some of it is gonna hit those nearby.
Holy cr@p! I did a lot of blaming and complaining in the past. The people closest to me were not happy about it at all. My colleagues thought I was irresponsible. My boss thought I was a real pain. My friend once told me that I “exude too much negativity.” So I said to myself: Stop! Wait a second. This isn’t me. This isn’t what I want. I’ve gotta turn things around!
After learning about this wealth principle, I have struggled day in an day out to do the following:
- avoid blaming by take responsibility for my actions
- always keep myself accountable for my life
- keep complaints out of my mind and out of my life
- protect my mindset from people who play the role of victim
Because I strongly believe that the mind is very powerful. I believe that this works. And I believe that I can do it.
I create everything in my life, and everything that’s not in it. I create my wealth, non-wealth and everything else in between. I choose to be rich and not to be a victim. And I invite you to take control. Grab the wheel and steer your life towards wealth and happiness.
So which do you choose? I’d like to know about your thoughts and insights. Please do take time to leave some comments. I would like to hear from you soon!
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