What is the difference between a Millionaire Mind and a normal human being besides money? Simple. Millionaire Minds commit 100% of their time, focus, and energy to whatever it is they are doing. On the other hand, normal human beings do not act on their ideas and if they do, they give just enough to get by. That is the main difference between the rich and successful and the poor and unsuccessful – commitment and focus.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
In T. Harv Eker’s book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, he elucidates on the root of the word “decision.” He said that the word “decision” comes from the Latin word “decidere” or to “kill off other alternatives.” This means clarity of intention; laser-beam focus; And doing things 100%. No holding back. Metal to the pedal. Balls to brains effort.
In short, Millionaire Minds hold nothing back. It means doing whatever it takes, no matter how long it takes to acquire wealth. No ifs, buts, or maybes. To the Millionaire Mind, failure is not an option.
What You Do Sometimes Is What You Do All the Time
There is an old saying that goes like this, “what you do sometimes is what you do all the time.” If a person has the tendency to quit at the slightest hurdle, he most definitely will quit at bigger ones. If a person is comfortable with saying white harmless lies, guess what? He is a big fat liar.
Thus, if a person shows laziness sometimes, there is a strong possibility that he is lazy all the time. If a person produces mediocre work in one endeavor, chances are, he also does the same in almost everything he is involved with.
This may seem like an over generalization of things but habits define human beings. To wit, Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” How a person behaves or thinks is the result of his conditioning, which he himself for the most part is not aware of.
Performing at 100% All the Time is Abnormal
Normal human beings do normal things, the rich and successful challenge it. It is common sense to the point of absurdity that if you are not happy with your results, you must change the conditions leading to such results. In other words, focus on changing your roots no matter how uncomfortable it may get.
Getting rich is not a stroll in the park. It requires a ton of work and a character of a Samurai. Do or die. It is not easy. It is full of heartaches, headaches, and challenges. Unless you are willing to go through it at 100%, chances are, you will fail. The rich are abnormal because wealth and power are abnormal.
How Millionaire Minds Condition Themselves to Play at 100%
The rich and successful are also human beings. They also have their own preprogramming. It is what they do to counter or reframe their preprogramming which sets them apart from the rest of the human race. They challenge their comfort zones. They are Millionaire Minds and Millionaire Minds are abnormal.
The first step is to be aware of your preprogramming. It may sound easy but it takes a lot of effort to identify your conditioning. Observe your behavior towards certain things and think about how they relate to other things that you do. For example, are you the type to hit the snooze button on your cellphone when it rings in the morning? (I am guilty of this!) If you do, reflect on how that relates to other things that you do. In my case, I tend to push off the things I have to do later on the day. Again, what you do sometimes is what you do all the time.
In the Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar, I learned to say to my mind, “Thank you for sharing. Good bye!” Thus, in the morning when I feel like hitting the snooze button because it is so nice to stay in bed, I say, “Thank you for sharing. Good bye!”
The mind is a very devious machine when it comes to finding reasons to stay put and slack off. Somehow, saying “Thank you for sharing. Good bye!” shuts it up. Thus, I immediately find the urge to stand up, jump around the room and go on with my day.
This is one way of giving your 100%.
Normal human beings do normal things, the rich and successful challenge it. The rich and successful challenge the normal by giving 100% effort all the time, every time. To be rich and successful, one must emulate the rich and successful. It does not make sense to emulate the poor if the intention is to get rich.