It was Henry David Thoreau who said, “dig with your mind, not your hands”. Most people want to dig with their hands. They work harder, they work extra jobs, they do more overtime or they skip their holidays. They hope that by doing so, they will become wealthy. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Working harder and longer is not the way to dramatically increase your income and build wealth. It’s only by digging with your mind that you will become rich and happy. You can’t work harder and become dramatically richer and happier. Working harder will only give you an incremental increase in your income and in most cases will lead to imbalance in your life.
To dramatically change your situation, you need to think differently, talk differently and behave differently. You have to think, talk and behave like someone who is already rich and happy. You have to develop an abundance mentality and create reserves of energy, time and resources in your life. To be truly rich and happy you need to build your wealth on a solid foundation. In other words, you have to earn the right to be rich and happy.
The process of attraction is a very powerful one. Sadly, many people are not aware of its power and how to support this process. The way you think, the way you speak and the way you behave has a very strong influence over what you attract and who you attract into your life.
You see, rich people are not rich because they have money. They have money because they are rich. They are rich in their beliefs, abundant in their expectations and they behave prosperously. Their behaviours attract further prosperity into their lives. Rich people know that money is not wealth. They know that if they lost everything one day, they would soon attract it back into their lives because of the way they think and behave. They know that it is far more powerful to dig with your mind, not your hands. They know that you have to earn the right to be wealthy.
In my opinion, the biggest difference between people who become wealthy and those that do not is attitude.
Instead of thinking of all the reasons why an idea won’t work, people who grow rich and become wealthy think of all the reasons why it will work. They think that whatever they dream is possible. On the other hand, people who focus on all the obstacles and limitations are doing their best to sabotage their success and prosperity. Often they are not doing it consciously. Often they are not even aware that they keep shooting themselves in the foot.
Are you a possibility thinker?
Do you see your glass a being half full or half empty?
Do you see the ray of sunshine in the midst of the cloudy sky?
Have you earned the right to be wealthy?