Wealth creation and the financial empowerment to truly live a life of freedom and prosperity doesn’t just come out of thin air. Despite what a lot of social “gurus” will try to sell you, building REAL wealth is not some get rich quick scheme. It takes a lot of hard work, and I’m not just talking about physical, grunt work. Most of it is mental. The mind is a powerful tool and if it is not sharpened, you will not succeed, quite frankly. It’s all about having a shark-like mentality. Be the great white shark amongst all the little fish in the sea. This is how you win. This is how you succeed.
So what does it take to develop a shark-like mentality? Well, there are quite a few things that I’ve learned over the years that have helped me to become wildly successful.
The first being, life isn’t fair. Stop going through life with the expectation that things should be given to you. This is socialist bullshit that has been instilled in your brain. It is not true. Living life like this will leave you highly disappointed. The truth is, you don’t get what you deserve in life, you get what you negotiate. The sooner you grasp on to this ideology, the quicker you will reach success. Stop expecting and start working. It is that simple.
Secondly, no risk, no reward. Playing it safe will get you nowhere. If you want to see REAL wealth, you’re going to have to take some chances. The key here is to take calculated risks. Strategize and weigh out your options. Understand that in order to make gain, you’re going to have to give up something in return. It goes back to our first principle. No one is going to just hand you wealth, it is honestly a give and take field. But beware of people who will try to play off of your ignorance and take advantage of you. Always make sure that you do your research and make educated decisions when deciding whether or not a risk is worth it.
That brings me to our third lesson, that learning never stops. One thing is for certain, knowledge is power. So always be willing to learn. The ones who are least successful are the idiots who think they know it all. That willful ignorance will halt their progression. Don’t be one of these fools. Always find the lessons in your experience, whether it is a win or a loss, there is always something to be learned. Pick up a book for God-sake. Sign up for new classes. Do some research on Google. There are plenty of resources from you to learn from. Use them.
And lastly, I want you to recognize that life is in your hands. Either way it goes, whether you are extremely successful or a pathetic loser, know that this was the result of your decisions. I’m so tired of people whining about what’s outside of their control. The truth is you are 100% in control of your life. Things don’t just happen to you in life. Accept responsibility for the outcome of your life…have accountability. If you’re sitting around waiting for someone to fix your life, it’s never going to happen. You will be miserable forever. Take back control and do something about the things that you don’t like. Be the change that you are looking forward to.
Being the great white shark of the sea is not about being big and scary. It’s about tapping into your full potential and recognizing that you have the power to run things. The great white doesn’t sit around waiting for the world to feed him. He goes and hunts. This is the mentality you need to have. Adopting the lessons learned from my life experiences will help you unlock new levels that you could only imagine before and understand that this goes beyond just wealth creation. These tools will help you find success in whatever arena that you apply them to. Remember, financial empowerment is just one aspect of success, but it certainly makes achieving success in all the other areas of your life so much easier.