Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough money?
Maybe you feel you don’t have enough to make ends meet.
Maybe you wish you had more to donate to causes in which you believe.
Maybe you wish you had more so you could spend more time with your family.
Maybe you wish you had more so you could fully devote your time to following your passion.
Bottom line—you feel poorer than you’d like to feel.
But you know what? There’s a funny thing about feelings…
They don’t have to be based on fact.
There are poor people who feel rich. There are rich people who feel poor. What is that?
You know the people I’m talking about. You’ve met ones who fall under both categories. They’re clichés at this point—the rich people with nothing to love but their money; the poor people with no earthly possessions but bottomless love and happiness.
You know how they became clichés? By being true.
When I was young, I didn’t have much money.
I won’t say that I was poor—my basic needs were always met—but income was on the lower level.
It just never occurred to me that I might be poor.
Why? Because I never once felt that way.
Over and over, I repeated the following sentence in my mind:
“I’m rich right now, and one day I’ll have the bank accounts to prove it.”
Insert whatever you’d like for “bank accounts.” I was trying to get Andy Andrews’ career off the ground, so cash was the means to my end.
Your end result may be different.
A rich life is not defined only by money. Often, money is not involved at all.
If you want to have a rich family life, say to yourself,
I’m rich now, and one day I’ll have the family to prove it.
If you want to be a speaker, say,
I’m rich now, and one day I’ll have the audiences to prove it.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you think from a place of abundance…even if reality says you’re completely wrong!
Have you read the Steve Jobs book? Did you know his employees called his insane demands and project deadlines the “Reality Distortion Field”? (OK, OK, I listened to the audio book…but the hardback sure does look nice on my shelf :-)
How do two people with no experience in the hotel business found a company in 2008 that already has over 500,000 lodgings in 33,000 cities and 192 countries available to book online? (That’s more than the entire Hilton empire.)
How do you think we put a man on the moon?
How do you think Viktor Frankl survived the Holocaust and, amazingly, went on to live a life of happiness and meaning?
How do you think Jesus fed the 5,000?
Abundance. Mindsets of permanent abundance.
It makes the crazy seem normal. The impossible, possible.
The only thing you’re short of right now is an idea. The good news is there’s a never-ending supply of them out there.
You just have to keep thinking and searching.