Rich people constantly "learn and grow.”
Poor people think "they already know."
The secrets of the millionaire mind responsible for growth, include acknowledging that you don't know everything, and of course, that constantly learning and growing are part of your wealth mindset.
At my live seminars, at the beginning, I usually introduce the attendees to what I refer to as “the three most dangerous words in the English language.”
Those words are “I know that.”
So how do you know that you know something? It’s actually easy. If you live it, you know it.
But, if you heard, talked, and read about it, then you don’t know it. Frankly, if you are not rich but is still happy, there is a great possibility that there are still a lot of things you can learn about money, success, and life.
As I emphasized at the beginning of this book, during my “broke” days, I was lucky to have heard the advice of a multimillionaire friend who had sympathy for my troubles.
If I recall it correctly, he said to me: “Harv, if you’re not as successful as you’d like to be, there’s something you don’t know.”
Luckily, I listened to his suggestion and here I am, the once “know-it-all” person has become a “learn-it-all.”
After that, things have changed greatly.
Poor people are the majority of the time trying to let others see that they’re right.
They display an image that shows that they’ve figured everything out, and the reason why they have become broke or are broke is due to presence of bad luck or a malfunction in the universe where they exist.
One of my more well-known lines is “You can be right or you can be rich, but you can’t be both.”
You are considered “right” if you hold on to your old ways of thinking and being.
But, these are also the ways that brought you to where you are now.
This way of thinking also applies to happiness, in that “you can be right or you can be happy.”
There’s a saying that was introduced by author and speaker Jim Rohn that actually makes perfect sense here: “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”
You are already aware of “your” ways, what you need to know are some new ways.
That is the reason why I wrote this book.
My objective is to provide you with some new mental files to add to the ones you already have.
New files mean new ways of thinking, which could further lead to new actions, and therefore, new results.
That’s why it’s very important that you continue to learn and grow.
Physicists agree that nothing in this world is static. Everything alive changes constantly.
Consider a plant - if it's not growing, it's dying.
People are the same and it applies to all living organisms - if you're not growing, you're dying.
If you're not learning continuously, you will be left behind.
Poor people claim that due to lack of money or time, they can't afford to become educated. In parallel, rich people relate to Benjamin Franklin's quote; "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
It is true that "knowledge is power" as power is the ability to act.
When I offer the Millionaire Mind Intensive program, it's interesting to notice that those who say "I don't need the course," "I don't have the time," or "I don't have the money" are people who are the most broke.
While in contrast, it's the millionaires and multimillionaires who register and say, "If I can learn just one new thing or make one improvement, it's worth it."
The only way I know for you to have the money you want is to learn how to play the money game inside and out. Learn the skills and strategies to fast track your income, to manage money and to invest it wisely.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting a different result.
And if what you've been doing has worked, you'd be rich, and happy.
Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker © 2003