“I’m a self-made millionaire, and here are 8 quotes I think will change your outlook on money” -Steve Siebold
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich.
It’s the middle-class beliefs around money that keep them struggling to survive in a world of abundance. That’s why the wealthy consciously build beliefs about money that serve their best interests and help them develop substantial sums.
If you truly want world-class wealth, copy the beliefs of the wealthy, knowing you will eventually begin to behave based on those beliefs.
While most people are searching for the answers on the outside, the great ones know building wealth starts on the inside. First you build world-class beliefs around money, then you take action based on those beliefs. Your results will follow your actions.
Here are eight quotes that will change your outlook on money, and put you in the right frame of mind to earn more of it.
“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.” — Patricia Sampson
You have two choices when it comes to money: believe that it is the responsibility of other people to take care of you, or believe that every citizen in a free market economy has the opportunity to become wealthy.
Self-made millionaires believe in self-reliance as a guiding principle in their lives. When you drop the victim’s mentality and take responsibility, you are free to make as much money as you want.
“Wealth flows from energy and ideas.”— William Feather
Figuratively speaking, money does grow on trees; and the trees are ideas. As long as man walks the earth, he will have problems that need to be solved by creative ideas. And the more problems the performer solves, the richer she becomes.
So, while the average person is operating from the faulty belief that money is scarce and difficult to earn, the rich are operating on the belief that money is abundant and earning it is as easy as solving a problem through persistent, creative thought.
“Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.”— Ayn Rand
The average person has been brainwashed to believe rich people are lucky or dishonest. The biblical passage that states the love of money is the root of all evil has been misquoted to say that money itself is the root of all evil.
As a result of poor programming and ignorance, most people focus on lack and limitation regarding money and are uneducated about what it means to be wealthy. Decide to be proud of your ambition, and ignore people who tell you that wanting to be rich is wrong.
“I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.” — Andrew Young
When you compare the thoughts, beliefs, and philosophies about money between the self-made wealthy and everyone else, the differences are as extreme as they are numerous.
Rich thinking means to stop being scared of money, and start seeing it as freedom and opportunity. Stop believing the only way to make more money is to work longer hours. Stop believing you’re not good enough or smart enough to be rich, but know that you have everything inside of you to be as wealthy as you want to be.
“A man only learns in two ways: one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” — Will Rogers
We become like the people we associate with. Millionaires think differently about money than the middle class, and there’s much to be gained by being in their presence. Successful people generally agree that consciousness is contagious, and that exposure to people who are more successful has the potential to expand your thinking and catapult your income. Get around wealthy people and watch what happens to your outlook on money.
“Both fortune and love befriend the bold.” – Ovid
The average person is told from childhood to be quiet, stay out of trouble, and don’t make waves. We’re taught to set “realistic” expectations for our lives. The worldview most people adopt is that life is dangerous and scary, and in order to survive with the least amount of pain, it is best to play it safe and avoid taking risks.
Forget this advice. If you want to be rich, you need to learn to be bold, aggressive, and fearless in the pursuit of wealth. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Never settle for financial mediocrity. Be bold on your way to getting rich.
“Old men are always advising young men to save money. That’s bad advice. Don’t save every nickel. Invest in yourself.” — Henry Ford
Instead of focusing on spending and saving, focus on how to earn more. The best way to do this: Invest in yourself. Champions are always looking to improve their skills. They’ll do whatever it takes to give them a slight edge over their competitors.
Some ways to get better: read, find a coach, listen to self-development audio programs, or attend seminars. School is never out for the great ones.
“Man was born to be rich, or inevitably to grow rich, through the use of his faculties.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a pervasive belief among the masses that tells them they don’t have the right, nor are they good enough as human beings to ask, hope, or pray for prosperity beyond their basic needs. Who am I, they ask themselves, to become a millionaire?
Self-made millionaires ask, why not me? I’m as good as any and I deserve to be rich. If you can choose to be rich, why settle for mediocrity? Of course it’s not as easy as that, but it starts with making a decision. Watch these videos and success stories and if you’re ready for change start here.