If you've ever looked at someone successful and thought, "I'll bet there's family money behind that success" or "they were just at the right place at the right time", "(s)he has talent I don't have" or something to that effect, you are mentally throwing a monkey wrench into your own success.
How? Because you are attributing their success to EXTERNAL factors and in the process, you're giving away your personal power. No matter what life throws at us, we can choose to rise above or get swept under. That's what the uber-successful people do.
Want to empower yourself to think like a billionaire? Here's how:
1. No matter what a successful person has accomplished, we ALL start from nothing. We all start as helpless, naked babies with no education, no money, no skills, nothing we can call our own.
There was a time in every master's life when they knew absolutely nothing about their craft or business. They all started from nothing.
But what do we all have when we're born? A mind. The ultimate manifesting tool.
You have the same inherent assets as the already-successful! Take mental inventory of your assets. You have a brain. You have imagination, intellect, intuition, creativity, desire, and your senses. Use that brain to acquire skills, knowledge, personal connections... whatever you need to get what you want!
And the person you're comparing yourself to started out with exactly those same assets too! Yes, we all create different "levels" of self-confidence and conditioned beliefs over time; we all have different levels of family support. But Oprah and JK Rowling didn't have any family money or privileged circumstances to support them. They MADE their success and so can you.
Each of us has the potential to change our way of thinking, to release self-limiting beliefs so we can take advantage of opportunities and step out into the unknown.
Remind yourself that you have the same fundamental tools as anyone who is successful. It doesn't matter at where you are now. You have the ability to use your assets to get everything you desire, no matter your current circumstances.
2. Instead of thinking of the glass as half full or half empty, think of it as FULL. One half is full of water. That's obvious. The other half, though, is also full. It's full of air! Just because we can't see air, doesn't mean it's not there. "But what if I'm thirsty and I want to drink? I can't drink air!" Great point - which requires a shift in mindset.
Think of your glass as full; one half of your glass is full of what you have, and the other half is full of possibility: you can choose to fill it with anything you want. You can fill it with more water. Or juice. Or even whiskey! The point is, whether you think of your glass as half full or half empty instead of FULL, you are focusing on what is, not what can be. You're seeing what you have (or don't have), not what you CAN have.
So when you see a successful person, remind yourself that you both started with nothing. The only difference is that one of you has been looking at the glass as full ("what is and what can be"), and the other has been looking at it as half full or half empty ("what is"), depending on individual optimistic/pessimistic tendencies and conditioned beliefs. ONLY ONE of you has been looking at the possibility!
If you see "what can be" you'll achieve it!
3. Improve yourself. If you've ever read that it takes 10,000 hours to master a craft, THROW yourself into that. That's 416 days, 24/7. Which means in reality, a lot longer than that since you have to take time to eat and sleep, if nothing else. So get busy! Master your craft.
That is how you will use your assets and put your amazing tools to use. That is how you will improve and increase them, and use them to create something wonderful. That is how you will learn to nurture the seed of possibility of what you can accomplish.
If you hold fast to your dreams, the outcome is already fixed. You WILL achieve it. The question is how to get there, and the answer is up to you - and it comes to you thanks to your amazing mind, and how you use it: by learning from mistakes and failures, by expanding your horizons, by saying yes to challenges and opportunities, by openly seeking the right people, by pushing yourself to excel, by working on yourself to shift to a "can do" attitude and seeing what can be... and by NOT basing your decisions on what you don't have or don't know at this very moment.
Let's start the new year off... fresh as a baby!
Is "what is" going to stop you? Don't live out your history, live out your desires!