Have you heard about this quick little test?
Have somebody hold their arms out from their sides. Get them to think of something as depressing as hell... give them a few seconds. Then try to push their arms down to their sides.
Then, do the same thing again, however this time get them to think of something that makes them feel magnificent, powerful.
Was it more difficult to push their arms down the second time?
What if I told that the difference between you being cash strapped and having piles of money was all in your head?
I know what you're all thinking. Well let's pretend I do.
"What's this guy tryin to sell now?"
"Here's another one of those stupid schemes that'll make that guy rich and I'll never get anywhere."
So let's cut the crap.
Growth Mindset and Wealth
I suppose there's a lot of that kinda thing going around, which is why you're less than positive. There will always be the snake oil salesman, the used car "lemon" salesman (I qualified that!) that are out to take you for a ride... and then leave you stranded by the side of the road wondering what the hell happened.
Yes, there are those people out there and you've got to be wary of them. You are wary of them. It's in your nature. You've been taught that. Not directly, of course. It's not something they teach you in school.
But you've heard it from friends, web sites, and other media telling you that making money online is just a scam and no one can really do it. There are a select few who make lots of money and you ain't one of 'em. And because you hear it from all these sources... well it must be right, right?
So you go on about your day, your life, doing the same old thing and wondering why things are so difficult. "If only I could have been a movie star or a famous sports star or a lottery winner or... "
You have been told that you can't be wealthy all your life. It's a mindset that has been drilled into you since you were a kid and it's a tough one to change.
Go to school. Get a degree. Get a job. And you're a slave for the rest of your life. That's an exciting prospect.
Change To A Growth Mindset
But can you really be more than that? Can you really make the money that would free you to do the things you want to do? No and no.
Until you change your stagnant mindset to a growth mindset.
If, in your heart, you believe you are destined to be stuck living pay cheque to pay cheque then that's exactly where you will live out the rest of your life.
But something drives you to hope for something better. That's the human spirit.
"There has to something better than this!" (Growth Mindset)
Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof... "If I were a rich man... " In his heart he believed he would never be a rich man. He succumbed to what he thought was his fate. (Stagnant Mindset)
Is that you too? Do you, in your heart, believe that you are stuck with what you've got?
Or do you have the inner strength to break free of that? (Growth Mindset)
I'm not suggesting that it's easy. You will have to put forth effort. You will have to learn new things. You will have to leave your comfort zone.
If you're not willing to do that... see ya later.
If you are... start dreaming again. (Growth Mindset)
Decide not to succumb to the fatalistic belief that Tevye has.