I have to go to the gym.
I have to go to work.
I have to pay the bills.
I have to take my kids to soccer practice.
I have to.
You’ve heard these statements before, you’ve probably said them. Thinking or speaking this way might seem harmless, but if you’re trying to build wealth, they are detrimental to your progress. These words, are setting you down a path of resistance and negative thinking before you’ve even saved your first dollar.
Before you create horizontal streams of income, before you invest, before you save money, and before you even do a budget, there is one thing you can change without even having to touch your bank account: Your mind. And to think the right way, you must start using the right words that reflect your vision for a wealthy life.
When you talk the talk, then you can walk the right walk.
The more you focus on resistance and negativity, the more it will persist, which launches you into a circle of stagnant and futile efforts. I have no money, I’m broke. If you keep telling yourself this, you’re not going to attract wealth; you’re not thinking wealth. You’re going to attract being broke.
Let’s look at the statement: I have to go to work.
Have to implies that it’s an obligation, that you don’t want to do it.
Instead of “I have to,” think , “I get to” or “I want to.” You’re not convincing yourself to perform an obligation, you are giving yourself the opportunity to grow, make money, build, create — to do or become anything.
Everything you do in life is a choice whether you think it is or not. If your goal is to become the next greatest basketball player, you don’t have to work out, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to strengthen your body. You don’t have to take your kids to soccer practice, you get to expand their horizons. You don’t have to pay the bills, you get to have the responsibility for yourself and your loved ones to maintain a quality of life.
Instead of thinking that every responsibility in your life is an obligation wrought with reluctance, think of it as an opportunity to continue down the path of success and accomplishment.
You’ve made a choice to build wealth and all of the (what you would formerly call) obligations are now considered opportunities — the responsibilities that come with them should be embraced with the same enthusiasm as the ultimate goal itself.
When you change the way you think and speak, you get to live the life you’ve always wanted, you get to perform all of the duties and expectations that come with it. You get to be healthy, happy and wealthy.
To learn more about changing the way you think to build wealth,
read Wealth Can’t Wait. Available on Amazon!