Our rewards in life will always be in exact proportion to our contribution, our service. This means that the money you are paid for by the company you work for is in direct proportion to “the need for what you do“, “your ability to do it” and “the degree of difficulty in replacing you“.
One of the secret to a financially independent life is our GOLD MIND. Just like a gold mine, all the ideas that can be created in there are free. It takes one idea to change our lives. For starters, we need to think.
Think of ways to increase your contribution at where you work to match your income goal. Jobs don’t have futures, people do.
Think of ways to improve what is now being done. Remember that almost everything being done now, will be done better in the next few years, with someone’s idea.
Try coming up with 5 Ideas a day, thats 25 ideas a week, if you don’t think on weekends and a thousand ideas a year. Many of them will be worthless, perhaps a few will be good and every once in a while, you’ll come up with something really outstanding.
Discipline your thinking and try not to think of things outside the line of your work or what you are most interested on. To think well, specialize.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude and mind. We become what we think about. Your total environment is a reflection of you as a person. To improve your environment, friends, neighborhood and life, you should change your attitude to reflect a change in person.
Start acting like the person you want to become, If you were in possession of all your financial goals, how would you conduct yourself ? So do it now, tomorrow & the next day. And the things that come to that person will come to you. It is simply cause and effect.
Remember before you can do something, you have to first become something.
Don’t be in a hurry, its takes longer to build a skyscraper than a chicken coup. Build slowly and steadily and well. Be suspicious of “get rich quick” schemes.
A person with a great attitude towards life & the world is a person others call lucky, but he or she is really just using cause & effect.
In summary, Practice a new attitude everyday, practice thinking and remember that our rewards in life, will always be in proportion to our contributions.
This post was inspired by Earl Nightgale’s “ change your life in 19 minutes”. The full video can be found on YouTube.