How to Mentally Set Yourself Up for Financial Success
Before I jump right into talking about finances and investing let me be clear on one of the most important, if not, the most important thing that comes with setting yourself up for financial success. You must make your mind believe without a doubt that you are capable of succeeding. If you do not believe you will achieve financial success, then your wasting your time, energy, and resources. No matter what happens, if you don’t believe in yourself or your capabilities you will never achieve success.
Changing Your Mindset
The first step to achieving success, whether that means running a successful business or getting your dream job, monetary or otherwise is changing the way you think. Believe it or not, your mindset will be a strong factor and the difference between your success or failure in any endeavor. You must be mentally strong to get you through the trials that are sure to pop up along your journey to success. Through my experience in dealing with people the number one thing that stops people from going out and achieving their dreams is their self doubt.
A lot of people talk themselves out of doing something because they fear that they aren’t good enough. In other words, they have a low self-esteem. To demonstrate this, I had a friend back in high school that would say to himself that he was “stupid” because he didn’t understand the material being taught. It bothered me deeply and I told him not to talk about himself like that again. I don’t know if it is because of the way he was raised or other factors but you have control of your own thoughts. Everything else around you may change, circumstances that happen in your life are out of your control but you can control how you respond to them. Out of everything in this world the one thing we have complete control of is our thoughts. As Bruce Lee once said, “As you think so shall you become”. To build yourself up for success you must have positive thoughts.
‘You Must Think of Yourself As On The Threshold of Unparralelled Success’
One of the greatest books I had the fortunate chance of reading was “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. (I am receiving no compensation in any way, shape or form for mentioning this book) The book came about by a conversation he had with the great philanthropist and steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. The book is comprised of insights and traits upon which the likes of great men like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, and Theodore Roosevelt rose to extraordinary heights.
Andrew Carnegie once said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” In his book, Mr. Hill talks about the importance of thoughts. He explains that thoughts are physical. They are not just intangible thoughts but physical, if you recognize the opportunity to turn your thoughts, your dreams into its physical equivalents. The very first page of “Think and Grow Rich” begins as “Truly, ” thoughts are things”, and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose,persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects.” By this bold statement Mr. Hill is saying, if you have an idea or thought you should act on it. Do not wait! Do not let opportunities pass you by.
That book was written so that the future generations of people could have the know-how to change their lives by learning from people who had achieved success! This message can be conveyed to everyone but more so to the younger generation because you/ we have nothing but time. If you are not where you want to be financially, you have the power to change that!
Don’t think that just because someone else has more money than you that they are better than you. Prepare yourself for financial seccess! Use the resources you have presently at your disposal to reach your financial goals. The use of the internet alone has all the information you need to get you started. Learn all you can and apply the information to start benefiting yourself today!
(Note: Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich)