When I was given a copy of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind several years ago, I didn’t realize I was getting a book that was about so much more than just wealth. I was given a book about changing my mindset – and it has has changed my life.
You too can apply these quotes to any area of your life that requires changing. Change is only one thought away!
“The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.”
When asked most people don’t know what they want. Get very clear about what you want and then go for it.
“If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.”
The invisible are things others cannot see, your thoughts and beliefs. Most of us run on auto-pilot and pay little attention to our thoughts and beliefs. Only when you do pay attention to these can you make changes.
“Keep your eye on the goal, keep moving toward your target.”
Many people begin things but with the slightest amount of distraction get side tracked from the goal, be it a business, an exercise routine or a dietary change. If you really want something you have to keep your goal in sight.
“Money will only make you more of what you already are.”
If you are unhappy, afraid, feel unworthy, or insecure, money is not going to change these. In fact, money may even make things worse. For example, if you feel insecure about money then having more money may add to this as you ponder what do with it, how to grow it, and keep it safe.
“What you focus on expands.”
When you are focused on lack – of money, opportunities, education, luck, breaks – this is going to be what you get. Change your focus to prosperity, infinite possibilities, doors opening and miracles. This shift has the power to change your life.
“Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.”
When you look at someone’s face you see a face, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, hair. All of these are neutral. Then you add blue eyes, big nose, tiny mouth, pointed chin, beautiful or ugly you give it qualities based on personal perceptions. Without the judgements there is no meaning – the thing just is.
“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.”
The Seventh Generation philosophy states that we consider the effects of our actions and decisions for seven generations into the future. Everything we do has consequences for something and someone else and ultimately, we are all connected.
“If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger, or the need to ‘prove’ yourself, your money will never bring you happiness.”
When thinking about making changes one of the first questions to always ask yourself is, why do you want this? Will getting this really change things? No amount of money can make you happy, safe, or good enough. If you are not aware of the root of these feelings you will keep creating them.
“The first element of change is awareness. You can’t change something unless you know it exists.”
This is the key to all change! When you are aware that: thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, and actions lead to results, you can begin to make changes.
“The second element of change is understanding. By understanding where your “way of thinking” originates, you can recognize that it has to come from outside you.”
Many of our thoughts and beliefs are formed outside of ourselves at home, in school, on the radio/TV, or from books. We are bombarded by the opinions of others, many of which we have taken on. Being aware of this helps you to question some of what you do and believe.
“For every giver there must be a receiver, and for every receiver there must be a giver.”
To give you must receive and vise versa.
“Resenting the rich is one of the surest ways to stay broke”
T. Harv Eker practises a Huna teaching that says: bless that which you want. Admire, bless and love the rich, if you wan to be rich. This goes for anything that you want in your life.
“You can choose to think in ways that will support you in your happiness and success instead of ways that don’t.”
Once you are aware that your thoughts lead to feelings and then to actions, you have the choice to change how you think.
“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”
This is a saying T. Harv Eker uses from author and speaker Jim Rohn.
“Your life is not just about you. It’s also about contributing to others.
It’s about living true to your mission and reason for being here on this earth at this time. It’s about adding your piece of the puzzle to the world. Most people are so stuck in their egos that everything revolves around me, me, and more me. But if you want to be rich in the truest sense of the word, it can’t only be about you. It has to include adding value to other people’s lives.”