Everyone wants to know the key to wealth secrets. The one secret that is the most obvious that many of us overlook is do what you love. Wealth secrets aren't hidden from you, it just seems hard to hear the real message.
If you aren't happy with your life and doing what you love, then all the material goods in the world won't leave you feeling wealthy. Americans tend to define their wealth by possessions and property. Material wealth is the result of wealth secrets.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Do you have a clearly defined goal?
- Do you love your job?
- Do you want to eliminate debt?
- Do you have "messes" to clean?
- Do you want to increase your income AND feel better about yourself?
If you answered any of these questions "yes," you can be on your way to wealth by following this checklist:
- Define one goal that you want to accomplish NOW!
- Make a step no matter how big or small towards that goal
- Tell a supportive friend what your goal is
- Take action every day
- Celebrate any success, big or small
Here's an example of what I mean. Years ago, my sister decided she wanted to get back in shape. She was a little bit overweight and had never really exercised her entire life. She decided she was going to do 100 sit-ups.
On the first day, all she could do was ten. But she didn't say, "I only did ten sit-ups." Instead, she said, "Today I did 100 sit-ups." I don't care how many sit ups she did, she got down on the ground and did something. If you decide to do something every day, you are taking small steps towards your goal.
Instead of focusing on what's missing, focus on what's there. Close your eyes for a minute. I don't want you to think of a pink elephant. No matter what you do, don't think of a pink elephant. (It's hard isn't it?) If you tell a kid not to poke their eye out with a stick, what do you think that they are thinking about? Poking their eye out will be the first thing in their head.
True wealth is a state of mind as much as it is a measure of tangible assets. Let's redefine our definition of wealth. Take a look at your relationships, memories, and the way you spend your time to define the true wealth in your life.
Let me ask you this: Who do you think is living a wealthier life, the man that wakes up every morning to a trailer on the beach and makes enough money to pay his mortgage through surfing, or his high school friend living in a steel and concrete high rise just waiting for the moment he can kiss goodbye to the job he's held for ten years and enjoy his money? Who do you think knows the wealth secrets?