By Brian Tracy
We have passed from a world based on material limitations into a world
that is determined by mental concepts. We have moved from the age of things into the "Psychozoic Age," the age of the mind.
Wealth and opportunities are contained more in the person you are and the way you think than in the assets you have acquired in life so far.
Your future lies more in your ability to apply your mind and
intelligence to your work and your life than it does in your current job
Change Creates Opportunity
The forces of change impact everything you do. The rate of change is accelerating week by week and month by month. The speed and variety of change is something over which you have no control, and about which you
have no choice.
The only decision you have to make is whether you are going to be a
"master of change" or a "victim of change." Are you going to be a
creator of circumstance or a creature of circumstances? It will be one of the other, but the impact of change will be forced upon you, whatever you do.
Learn from the Experts
If you want to learn how to cook, you study cooking. If you want to be a lawyer, you study law. If you want to be an engineer, you study
engineering. And if you want to be financially successful, you study
others who have become financially successful before you. Find out what
they did, and you do the same things, over and over, until you get the same results.
Get Rid of the Myths
There are a great many myths about self-made millionaires. If you want
to become a self-made millionaire yourself, you must dispel these myths from your own mind. Many people have fixed ideas or beliefs about themselves and money that are holding them back.
One myth is that you have to go have a great education to become rich. Another myth is that you have to start off with a lot of money. Some people are convinced that financial success depends on a lucky break of some kind.
None of these myths are true. In fact, a survey of members of the Forbes 400, the 400 richest men and women in the United States, found that high school dropouts in the group who made it to the list were worth, on average, $300 million more than university graduates on the list.
Becoming a Millionaire
There is a probability that you will become a millionaire in the course
of your working lifetime. Today in America, one family in 20 has a net
worth of more than one million dollars. This means that your likelihood of acquiring a million dollars is one in 20, or five percent.
The more different things you do that are likely to help you to achieve
your goal, the more likely it is you will do the right thing at the
right time. If you set clear, written goals, make detailed plans, and
continually upgrade your skills to increase your income, you increase
the probabilities that you will earn a good living.
Resolve today to become financially independent. Become a student of
money, wealth, accumulation, and wealth creation. Becoming rich is a
skill that you can learn.
Edited by: Lawyer Asad