Rich people "associate with positive, successful people."
Poor people "associate with negative or unsuccessful people."
Birds of a feather, right? Wealthy people enjoy sharing secrets of the millionaire mind as it creates an influential environment for rich ideas.
Being surrounded by others with a wealth mindset inspires growth.
People who have attained success look at other successful people as a way of motivating themselves.
They consider them as models to learn from.
They would tell themselves, “If they can do it, I can do it.”
As I stated a while ago, modeling is one of the basic ways wherein people learn.
Rich people think that it is good that others have become successful ahead of them because they now have a trail to follow to gain success as well.
Why reinvent the wheel?
There are effective methods for success that work for almost everyone who uses them.
Accordingly, to be wealthy in a fast and easy way, you must learn how rich people play the game since they are good at handling money.
The goal is to make use of similar strategies, either inner or outer, like the ones rich people have already applied.
It just makes sense: If you act exactly the same way and have the same goal in mind, chances are good you will also create the same outcomes.
That’s what I did and that’s what this whole book is about.
Poor people, on the other hand, judge, disapprove, and make fun of other people who have become successful in life, and even worse, they try to pull them down to their level.
How many of you know people like this?
Are there people who act this way in your family?
The real question is how can you possibly gain knowledge from or be motivated by someone whom you try to bring down?
Each time I have an opportunity to meet an extremely wealthy person, I find a way to be friends with them.
I try to become a personal friend and get to know if we have things in common by talking to them, learning how they think, and exchanging contacts with them.
By the way, if you think I’m doing wrong for trying to make friends with rich people, then perhaps you’d rather see me mingling with people who are broke?
I don’t think so!
As I’ve pointed out before, energy is contagious, and I have no intent in subjecting myself to theirs!
Some time back during a radio interview, a woman called in with an excellent question: “What do I do if I’m positive and want to grow, but my husband is a downer? Do I leave him? Do I try and get him to change? What?”
I hear this question at least a hundred times a week when I’m teaching our courses.
Almost everyone asks the same question: “What if the people I’m closest to aren’t into personal growth and even put me down for it?”
Here’s what I answered the woman on the call, what I tell people at our courses, and what I’m suggesting to you.
First, don’t bother trying to get negative people to change or come to the course.
That isn't your duty.
Your duty is to use what you’ve learned to better yourself and your life.
Be the model, be successful, be happy, then just maybe, they’ll see the light (in you) and want some of it.
I reiterate the point that energy is contagious.
Darkness dissipates in light.
People have to work really hard to stay “dark” when light is all around them.
Your duty is simply to be the best you can be. If they choose to ask you your secret, tell them.
Second, keep in mind another principle that “Everything happens for a reason and that reason is there to assist me”.
It features in our Wizard Training, a course about manifesting what you want while staying calm, centered, and peaceful.
Sure, it’s much more challenging to be positive and conscious around people and circumstances that are negative, but that’s your test!
Just as steel is hardened in the fire, if you can remain true to your values while others around you are full of doubt and even condemnation, you’ll grow faster and stronger.
Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker © 2003
Has your Mind ever wondered...
Identify a person or group of people you would like to emulate, or be like and find ways to join those circles either by invitation or introduction, so you can learn from their influences.
We become like the people we spend our time with, in essence, we absorb our environment and fit into where we find ourselves.
If what you’re looking for is to achieve success, surround yourself with influences that offer what you seek.
Humans learn from examples, through the observation of people & situations and the sharing of ideas.
Those who live their lives with meaningful expression of passion and purpose, providing value and giving back to humanity in ways that are profound, who are unafraid of escaping the prison of their limitations or comfort zone, push boundaries, ask questions and innovate new ideas.
“Study T. Harv Eker as if your life depended on it … financially it may!”