One of the many factors that differentiate the rich from the not yet rich is the concept of change. As the old saying goes ‘better the devil you know’.
Many of us struggle with change, as it forces us to move out of our comfort zones. But staying in that comfort zone often ends up being the biggest obstacle that is standing in your way of success.
Doing the same thing over and over again will not give us different results, and wealthy people understand that embracing change is one of the most important aspects in growing and keeping wealth.
Why do People Resist Change?
The ego or protective mind’s primary role is survival, which means that it will always choose safety over unproven.
The mind prefers that things stay the same, and makes us believe that if we go with what we know, we won’t get hurt. The irony is that this way of thinking is not true at all, and actually goes against the laws of nature.
If we continue to stay in our habits, the chance of becoming wealthy and successful is slim. This boils down to the realization that if the success you were seeking was where you have been looking, you would have already found it by now.
Doing more of the same, but harder and longer is not the way to reach your goals. To really succeed, you need to learn how to embrace change rather than fight it.
How to Change Your Thoughts, For Good
Your thoughts affect your actions. The first step in learning how to change is therefore learning how to change your thoughts. Start considering the way that you talk to yourself, and examine your thoughts on success, money and wealth. In this way, you can start to consciously change thoughts that are based on fear, limitation and other negative patterns.
As your thoughts expand into goals and actions, intentionally thinking about wealth, abundance and success can even allow you to attract these things into your life. As the famous saying goes; “What you focus on you move towards…”
You will also come to learn that change is a natural thing. We can’t change the weather or other people, but we can change ourselves. Changing your thinking is the best way to identify opportunities and be more adaptable too. These are both qualities that are crucial in developing the attitude, skills and understanding you need to succeed.
Right now, make a list of the areas in your life that require change. Don’t only include areas in your job, but also include your environment and even personal changes that you need. Once you have made this list, you can start implementing the changes to see what a difference those changes can make in your life.