I've been ranting and raving lately about the importance of your wealth DNA.
Why is it such a big deal?
I bump into so many individuals, especially at seminars and when I get to talk to them, it's
obvious to me that no matter how specific you layout a strategy, you just know they're never going to be successful.
How do I know?
It's in the way they speak and the language they use.
They generally fall into 3 categories. You might think that this bit doesn't relate to you, but let's see.
The first question that I ask them is, what is that has stopped you in creating more success in your life so far?
The overwhelming answer is that they start talking about events or other individuals who have somehow controlled their destiny.
They're playing what I call the “blame-game”.
They'll blame the economy, the government, the stock market, their broker, a real estate agent, a former business partner, their ex-wife, you get the drift…
You'll never become wealthy if you fall into this category.
You have to take 100% responsibility of where you are at right now. You'll never be able to move forward if you don't accept this.
Here's an interesting story. I once told this to someone, (I wont mention who) and they aggressively came back at me with…
“So if I'm walking down the street and a brick falls on my head, it's my fault?”
No, it's not your fault… But how you respond to the event is your choice.
Let me ask you this, do you have any friends or family that have been on workcover for 5 years, waiting for payout?
Now don't get me wrong, of course injuries happen, but your attitude to how you respond to events that seem challenging at the time is so important when you're building a foundation for
The next attitude of mediocrity is “justification”.
If you're not blaming, you are usually justifying your situation in some shape or form.
I've had people say to me, “Money is not really important to me.”
Guess what… These guys are usually broke. Guaranteed.
Another way of justifying their lack of money position, they generally use dumb comparisons
like, “Money is not as important as love” or “Money is not as important as your health.”
Isn't that dumb? It's like you can only have one or the other. I know you can have both or all
The next dumb attitude is complaining.
In fact, this is the worst thing you can do, guaranteed to keep you broke, and it gets even worse… Your health will suffer as well.
I'm a big believer in what you focus on expands. Read that again… It's THAT powerful.
When you're whining, moaning and complaining, the only likely outcome is that you're going to
get more of the same crap that you're complaining about.
When you're complaining, you become a living, breathing crap-magnet.
Have you ever met a rich person who bitches and moans all day long.
Here's some homework for you that could potentially give you some instant results in
Are you suffering from a little bit or a lot of the above “wealth-stealing” principles?
You might say to me that, nup, you don't do any of the above.
Here's a challenge for you…
For the next 7 days, try this. Don't blame, justify or complain… No matter what.
Look at every experience and say to yourself,
“Mmmm…. What have I done to create this?” (Responsibility)
“What's my positive response? If at all…”
“What can I learn from this situation that will be useful to me?”
See how you go… I bet you it's not going to be easy. But if you take up the challenge, you're going to be amazed at the insights and transformations that will start to appear.
…And remember, it's nothing more than taking 100% responsibility of your own life.