Wealth File #1 – I Create My Life
Rich people believe “I create my life.”
Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
If you want to be rich, then it is essential that you are in control of the steering wheel of your life, especially on the financial aspect. If you don’t think this way, then you probably have little or no control of your life which also means that you have little or no control of your financial success. That is not a well-off attitude.
Did you ever notice that it’s usually the poor people who spend a lot of money in playing the lottery? They actually have high hopes that someone will simply try picking their name out of a hat and provide them with money and eventually will cause them to become rich. During Saturdays, they are usually seen watching TV, patiently waiting for the result of the draw, hoping that wealth is going to “land” on them this week.
Of course, everyone wants to win the lottery, and even rich people play for fun every now and again. But, rich people don’t spend half of their income on buying tickets and also, winning is not their primary “strategy” for making lots of money. It is important that you believe that you are capable of creating your success, that you are the one who creates your weakness, and also the one creating your troubles about money and success. Either you are aware of this or you’re not, it’s still you.
Poor people like to be considered as the victim instead of taking the blame on what is going on in their lives. A victim always thinks “poor me.” Therefore, as based on the law of intention, that’s exactly what victims get: they get to be “poor.”
Remember that I said they play the role of victim but I didn’t say they are victims. I don’t think anyone can be considered a victim. I think that most people play the role of a victim because they are hoping that they will get something out of it.
We’ll talk about this in more detail later on.
In what way then can we recognize people who are playing the role of a victim? They often leave three very obvious clues.
But, before we discuss these clues, I want you to understand that I know that these ways of being has nothing to do with anyone reading this book. But, perhaps you might know someone who can relate. And also, you probably know that person very well! Either way, I suggest you pay enough attention to this part.
Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker © 2003