Do You See Opportunities or Obstacles?
If you have begun to start learning the various steps that could take you from not-yet-rich to wealthy-like-the-Branson or Bill Gates, you should know by now that your choices change along with your thoughts.
You may have already found yourself thinking in old patterns, before you were able to stop yourself to exchange these for new patterns.
If you are starting to do this, then you will be able to notice when you come across what you perceive as obstacles… and change this thinking so that instead, you perceive opportunities.
It is important to know however that just reading and thinking about this concept isn’t enough – you also need to find ways to put these concepts into practice every single day. This is the only way that you can change the way that you think about money for good.
The good news is that as you discover more of the ‘secrets’ that most wealthy people have known all along, you will be well on your way to making this sort of thinking almost automatic rather than something you need to consciously adjust.
Focus on Opportunities rather than Obstacles
World renown trainer and author of The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Harv Eker, points out that while it may seem obvious to seek out opportunities, in the constant battle to avoid obstacles, many people simply forget to look for opportunities. Instead, they are too busy trying to stay clear of those obstacles. Ironically, as they are focusing on obstacles, this is what they end up seeing most of the time. Looking for opportunities takes practice.
If you begin to focus on seeking opportunities, it should become a lot easier to learn how to turn obstacles into something far more rewarding. This focus should also help you to find and take advantage of opportunities, which in turn can change the direction of your life forever.
But how do you know if you are honestly expecting to succeed? The answer is simple – it will be clear in your actions as well as your thoughts. Are you too busy focusing on the small details, or are you moving forward, sharing your goals, getting others involved and making the most of your energy and creativity?
Most rich people expect to succeed, and have faith in their ability to handle whatever obstacles are thrown their way. They are able to find alternative routes to achieve their goals when times are tough. They know that choices lead to opportunities that offer new ways to succeed.
This is why it is essential to be positive. Expect obstacles, and then find ways to turn these into opportunities. Focus on what you have at this point, rather than what you wish you had. Choose to have the right attitude, and you can begin to develop the right actions too.