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Wealth File #9 - Be Bigger Than Your Problems

Rich people "are bigger than their problems."
Poor people "are smaller than their problems."

Being bigger than your problems is one of the secrets of the millionaire mind that demands growth in the areas required for success.

Let your faith be bigger than your fear and grow it big... your mindset, your heart, your self-esteem and your ability to triumph over every challenge.

You know by now, that becoming wealthy is not easy.
Along the way, you will encounter twists, turns, detours, and obstacles.

The passage towards wealth is filled with traps and pitfalls and because of this many people refuse to take it.
They want to avoid hassles, headaches, and responsibilities.

Simply put, they don’t want any problems.

Therein rests the greatest distinction between the rich and poor people.
The rich and successful people are bigger than their problems, the poor and unsuccessful people on the other hand are smaller than their problems.

Poor people are willing to do almost anything just to avoid having problems.

Once they encounter a challenge, they run. The irony is that as they try to avoid problems, they end up having the greatest problems of all. They become broke and have a miserable life. You know what the secret to success is?

Face your problems and stop avoiding them. Try to learn from them so that you can grow bigger than any problem you have and will have.

If you make use of a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest, think of yourself as someone having level 2 strength of character and attitude, then you are facing a level 5 problem, would you consider this problem a big one or a small one?
Of course, from a level 2 point of view, a level 5 problem is a huge problem.

Now see yourself as someone who has grown and attained level 8. Will you still see the same level 5 problem big or small?
Surprisingly, that problem is now seen as a little problem.

Lastly, let’s say you have worked really hard and become a level 10 person. Is the same level 5 problem big or small? Being at level 10, a level 5 problem will no longer be considered a problem anymore.

Your brain will probably not even recognize it as a problem. There is no negative force around it.
It would seem like a daily activity that is very easy to handle, similar to brushing your teeth and getting dressed.

It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, playing big or playing small, problems will still be present. As long as you are still breathing, your life will be associated with problems.

Let me tell you this briefly. It has nothing to do with how big the problem is, what actually matters is the size of you!

You may find this painful, but if you’re ready to level up and reach success, you must become conscious of what’s actually happening in your life.

If you have a big problem in your life, it simply means that you're being a small person!
Don’t be fooled by appearances.

Your outer world is a mere reflection of your inner world. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!

Whenever you feel you're encountering a big problem, be aware of it and call yourself out on being small about it - this will wake you up and move your focus to where it belongs - on yourself.

Then, instead of reacting with your ego-based victim self, respond from your "higher self", take a deep breath and decide to be a bigger person in this very moment and that you will not allow any obstacle or problem to take you out of your happiness, nor your success.

Your wealth can only grow to the extent that you grow.

Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker © 2003

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Problem


What are your problems in life?

When looking at different problems, obstacles, risks and adverse consequences, the challenges life will present can be diluted into different categories such as money, romance, career, family, health and environment, however, it’s all relative and at the core is your relationship to each aspect which dictates the meaning of each issue, to you.

Your mentality determines whether something is a problem or a challenge and your only job here is to grow bigger than what you perceive to be your problems.

How do I write about my problems?

Identify what was intended vs what actually happened, how it happened and why it matters. 

List the adverse consequences, unplanned damages, evidence and sources of information - stick to provable facts. 

Conclude with remedial actions / solutions and an action plan to commence improvements.

How can I improve my problem-solving skills?

Be willing to get to the root of the problem knowing your mindset, mentality and perspective all contribute to the existence of the issue.

Research or investigate how this particular difficulty comes into being and identify the origin in your particular case.

Commit to growth by learning from the matter and brainstorm ideas to resolve / overcome the challenge to prevent recurrence.

Start seeing problems as challenges, as a change of perspective aids growth.

Use supportive language that emphasizes triumph instead of defeat.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a really rich victim.

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