Elusive – Daily writing prompt
Are things like happiness and wealth elusive?
“Nothing good ever happens to me!”
“I’ll never be rich”
These are just some of the internal scripts that unhappy and broke people use to describe their lives. I believe that the key to changing our circumstances relies heavily on changing those internal scripts.
In one of my favorite books, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker talks about his “hokey” affirmations that helped him reprogram how he thought about wealth and money. Definitely recommend.
-They say the difference between a good day and a bad day depends on your attitude. The stimulus/event is the same, but your reaction to it is what makes the difference.
-Happiness works the same way. Your day isn’t good or bad. It just is. But happiness is definitely a choice that lies in between the event and how you choose to feel about it. Knowing this will give you the greatest power over your mind.
-They say a true master/warrior is one who can control his or her own mind and emotions.
-One of my favorite quotes on gratitude:
“What makes you think you deserve more when you don’t even appreciate what you have?”
-When in doubt, an attitude of gratitude will help you feel happier.
In terms of wealth, the same principles apply.
-As Tony Robbins says, you can’t become wealthy. You start wealthy and then work to become financially free.
–Abundance mentality vs scarcity mentality is HUGE. This principle applies in everything we do and how we see things.
-People who are broke are largely so because they have scarcity mentality. They hoard, save, don’t give and help others, and are constantly in a mindset of lack and not having enough. The don’t share and are afraid of giving because they feel like they lose. They don’t take risks and they sacrifice quality of life for cheap and budget.
-People who are wealthy are largely so because of their abundance mentality. It requires a lot of optimism and vision to create something of huge value and become rich. They give constantly because they’re grateful and know there’s plenty to go around. They take chances because they see the upsides. They share thoughts and ideas because they know better ones come from open information and collaboration. They opt for quality over lower price.
-If you don’t start wealthy in your mind, you have no chance of becoming rich. You have to act and be what you want.
“You don’t get what you want, you get what you are.”
Start wealthy and happy, don’t become it. It’s not elusive unless you think it is.