During the Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar, a few ground rules were agreed upon by each and every participant in the event. The first one is that no one must ever say the three forbidden words. Second, the facilitator instructed us not to believe everything he says. And finally, participate 100% in all of the activities.
The last one is discussed in detail in the post “Millionaire Minds Always Play at 100%.”
The Three Forbidden Words: “I Know That”
Those who seek massive wealth must forever banned these words from the vocabulary. In T. Harv Eker’s book, “The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” in the chapter “Rich people constantly learn and grow, Poor people think they already know,” he says that those who say the three forbidden words are, more often than not, poor, unhappy, or unsuccessful.
He adds that, people “know” when they “live” it not when they “say” it. In other words, in order to ascertain whether or not a person is “full of it,” one must only look at his condition. Rich people “do” rich things. Poor people “say” rich things.
A person who is in the habit of saying “I KNOW THAT” is a person who is also in the habit of closing his mind to new learnings and opportunities.
A Zen Story
There is a story, often quoted, about a Zen master, a Philosopher, and a teacup. As the story goes, once upon a time, a wise Zen master lived in a the forrest. People from far and wide sought his wisdom. Those who found also found the way to enlightenment.
One day, a philosopher found him. He beseeched the wise Zen master to teach him the ways of Zen. The Zen master proceeded to show him the path to enlightenment but for every teaching, the scholar countered with his opinions. Soon it became apparent that the scholar was full of himself.
The Zen master, without a touch of frustration or irritation in his face, suggested that they have tea. The philosopher agreed. And so, the Zen master prepared the tea. He put it in a large pot and started to pour the boiling liquid into the philosopher’s cup. The cup overflowed. He did not stop until the tea was on the philosopher’s clothes.
The philosopher cried in pain because the tea burned his skin. He screamed, “Stop! The cup is full already. Can’t you see?”
The Zen master said, “Exactly.” “You are like this cup . You are so full of ideas that nothing more will fit in. Come back to me with an empty cup.”
Millionaire Mind Zen State
The path to millions is full of sacrifices, difficulties, frustrations, and all sorts of challenges. Each and every help goes a long way. Help in this realm does not always come in pecuniary form. Often, it comes in the form of quality knowledge and information.
When you are in the habit of saying “I KNOW THAT,” you are a cup already full. You can not be taught. No help can be given you. And in a very rude way, you are telling the person you are talking to that his knowledge and experience are worthless. In essence you are rejecting the universe’s aid.
To be a Millionaire Mind, one must remain open to new learnings. One must unlearn bad habits. One must be a “LEARN IT ALL” not a “KNOW IT ALL.”