People like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t go to university for years, they didn’t earn a degree, and yet they are some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So what do they know that you don’t?
They know that you need to dream big. You need to imagine what it is you want and how you want to get there. You need to put that to paper and train your subconscious to think the way the new you thinks. These men had a desire and they were motivated to act on it. They were not scared they would fail and they never gave up. They remained persistent from the beginning.
None of them came from wealthy backgrounds. None of them had lived a life of wealth previously, which means they also had lots of negative baggage going on in their subconscious but they were ready to teach their subconscious a new way of thinking and they were ready to live the dream. They did not see themselves as poor or struggling. They did not see themselves as ‘stuck.’ Not at all – they picked up their idea and they ran with it – the end result wasn’t just success, it was amazing success making them some of the richest people in the world.
Great news here. You can be a Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg too. Now I know what you’re thinking. I don’t have any great ideas like they did. What you need to recognise is that it doesn’t matter what your idea is to achieve wealth as long as it is unique (i.e. don’t open a coffee shop that’s just like Starbucks) and there is a demand for what you are offering. You also need to remember there are different ways to achieve wealth and so you need to think about what’s right for you.
You need to really want it – You can’t just dream about what it might be like to be rich. You have to have the desire in your heart and in your mind. You have to want it so bad you are motivated to do whatever it takes to get there and you aren’t going to quit when you run into stumbling blocks (and you will) along the way. You are going to need to be ready to take some risks when the potential outweighs the loss, and you are going to need to be ready to get in there and make it happen.
You need to understand what success really means. Success isn’t just about having so much money you never have to worry again. Success isn’t about getting a hospital wing named after you because you gave them money to help build it, because there’s no real love there. Success is about what you can with that money to help better the world and others around you. Look at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or what U2, Opera or Angelina Jolie have done.
These are people that have enjoyed success because their monuments are not about them but rather about others.