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. 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.
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 tremendously in my journey.
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 smartly. 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 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. Always find the lessons in your experience, whether it is a win or a loss, there is always something to be learned. 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.
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.
Now that you know the basics, go and execute.