Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker – Top 10 Ideas
SECRETS OF THE MILLIONAIRE MIND SUMMARY REVIEW AND QUOTES
I have read a lot of personal-development books about achieving financial freedom and Secrets of The Millionaire Mind is definitely in my top 10. This book is all about the mindset that rich people have, you won’t find “to do’s list”, but rather an in depth explanation of how the mind of rich people works. If you keep struggling financially and don’t understand why, then this book is for you.
1. CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS
If you don’t clear your mind from all the negative chat that most of the time is going on in your head you will never reach your full potential.
Instead, if you learn to be content where you are, with what you have, good things will start happening. Not because some magic is going to solve everything, but because you will stop complaining and start taking responsibility and most importantly you will start taking action.
For instance how are you going to find a girlfriend if you believe that you are ugly, that what you have to say is not good enough, that nobody likes you, and so on, someone with these beliefs will never have healthy relationships.
Once you ll’be aware of the power that thoughts have on yourself you ll’ chose your thoughts carefully.
Right now you have the choice to direct your focus on what you can change, on what is good in your life, or you can keep being immobilized by your pessimistic thoughts patterns.
Your thoughts lead to your feelings, your feelings lead to your actions; your actions lead to your results.
2. YOU’LL PROBABLY LOSE IT
It used to happen to me all the times with girls, if you start dating a girl when you are completely needy and in desperate search of validation it won’t last long, she will get repulsed from your behavior and reject you. But is part of the process, the more you get out of balance, the faster you will learn to manage the results that you get either with money or in relationship.
“If you come into big money when you’re not ready for it on the inside, the chances are your wealth will be short-lived and you will lose it.”
3. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN CHARGE FOR YOUR LIFE
All that ever happened good or bad in your life is just because of you, not because of external causes.
You have the choice to keep blaming everybody for what is going on in your life, or you could start understanding that the choices you made in the past led you where you are right now.
“Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is result, illness is a result, your weight is a result. We live in a word of cause and effect.”
4. COMPLAINERS HAVE A TOUGH LIFE
To me it looks like the Universe/Life will keep giving complainers awful situations till they don’t overcome their fears. If you see it in this way you could even say that things happen for you, and not to you.
The problem is that most people never go after the first challenge so those kinds of situation will keep happening as long as they will not change. Life is trying to wake everybody up but most people prefer to stay asleep.
“Have you ever noticed that complainers usually have a tough life? It seems that everything that could go wrong does go wrong for them.”
5. ARE YOU READY TO WORK HARD?
To be successful there is a price to pay and that is commitment and hard work. The average person doesn’t even know what is commitment.
People just want to have a hot meal and sit in front of a TV screen, that’s easy, change is hard and requires time, focus, and a burning desire for something better.
“Ask most people if they want to be rich and they’d look at you as if you were crazy. “of course I want to be rich, ” they’d say. The truth, however is that most people don’t really want to be rich.”
6. HAVE CLEAR GOALS
Most people are just floating through life, they chose long ago to give up their dreams in exchange for comfort, and are letting external influences dictating their actions.
“The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.”
7. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU INFLUENCE?
That’s the equation to get rich: the more lives you affect through your work and more value you genuinely offer the more money you will be able to earn in return. For example, look at Mark Zuckerberg or any sport stars, they influence millions of people.
“How many people do you actually serve or affect?”
8. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
The most effective way to help people have a better life is for you to become successful, and then if they are smart enough they will ask you advice and suggestions on how to be able to follow your same path.
“Don’t bother trying to get negative people to change. That’s not your job. Your job is to use what you’ve learned to better yourself and your life.”
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson)
9. PROBLEMS ARE PART OF THE GAME
The more you put yourself in challenging situations the more you will grow. What before seemed a big problem will no more affect you because you have changed, you became bigger than your past problems.
I used to get angry for simple things, I remember getting upset because my nice of twelve was teasing me, if you can see yourself in situation like this, you have a lot of work in front of you.
Just try to imagine the CEO of a big company, how many problems has to be able to manage without losing control? Would you be able to do that?
Well good news for you, you are the CEO of yourself so stop losing control over simple things or your company will fail.
“The secret to success, my friends, is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.”
10. BE AWARE OF YOUR BEHAVIORS
If you are not aware of what you are doing wrong how can you even think about changing it? Studying failure is as equally important as studying success.
“The first element of change is awareness. You can’t change something unless you know it exists.”
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