“It’s not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You have to be the right person in the right place at the right time.” -T. Harv Eker
Most of the time, whenever we think of wealth, we look at it through the lens of effort and resources. We think that we have to work extra hard to gain more. Those who have more in terms of money and possessions, either worked too hard or are lucky in life.
It’s not often that we see making money through the way we think. Those who have succeeded financially are not celebrated because of their habits, beliefs, or mindsets. Most only see the superficial shine of what they accumulated.
But this isn’t what’s taught to us by T. Harv Eker in his book, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.”
It is perhaps the author’s goal to change the way we think first. Because in the end, our mind becomes the ultimate source of abundance that we are meant to have.
In fact, throughout the book, the difference between the wealthy and poor are clearly explained.
The rich find a way to possess themselves – every aspect of their lives – first. The poor let life control them.
The wealthy know how to present their value. On the other hand, the poor think that promoting themselves is negative.
The rich know how to receive – both the good and the bad that life brings. And so they accumulate not only wealth but also experience. Not so, the poor.
Those in poverty want security in exchange for their work and one of the most valuable resources of all – time. However, those who want to be rich understand that they create valuable results that pay them the freedom of time, money and location.
The poor only know about limits. But those who are truly wealthy know that there will always be an abundance that life presents.
These truths should be seen clearly, right? But unfortunately, these “secrets” are ignored by those who desperately need them. And the result is them becoming tied to their poverty.
What should we do then? Going through the book presents us with five important lessons that we have to follow.
First of all, we have to let go of bad habits, limiting beliefs, and scarcity mindsets. These stop us from achieving the first step to building great and transformational wealth – a strong mind.
Our habits are the actions we take daily. And so we focus on creating ones that produce instead of consuming. Beliefs make us who we are. That’s why we should have beliefs that make us better persons, creating wealth that can make a positive impact. Mindsets create the momentum for action. And for this reason, we have to choose mindsets that make us move in the right direction.
Next, we already have superb built-in tools at our disposal. We must learn to master it.
We were born with bodies that can work and produce. We have minds that can learn, strategize, and make insights. We have souls that help us reach out and create meaningful relationships.
We have so much potential. It is then our responsibility to nurture it. If we do so, we master not only ourselves but also create possibilities that will impact others. Otherwise, we squander a masterpiece the universe created.
We then look at our lack of money. Because it’s a symptom of the way we live our lives and how we think.
In the book, T Harv Eker always stresses the power of our mind. Truly, we experience lack at certain times of our lives. But when it becomes a way of living, it is the fault of our thinking and action.
Next, the mindsets we learned about money came from statements we heard when we were young. We need to choose what will remain and what to remove.
What we are right now is a product of what we learned when we were young. Yes, we learned from those who were authorities in our lives – parents, teachers, and leaders. But not everything they teach will bring us the wealth we deserve. It is then our responsibility to choose what can help or remove what will hinder us.
Finally, money can’t change who you already are. It can only amplify it.
Let’s face it. An evil person will remain evil, even with more money. And those who are good will remain so with wealth.
Wealth is a force multiplier. It amplifies our nature. The good who become rich can make life better to many. But tragedy comes when those who are evil take hold of wealth.
Wouldn’t it then be better to change ourselves for the better? After all, it is for everyone’s interest that the good gain the power of wealth.
We all have the choice to be wealthy. And when we do, we have the potential to gain it – more than we can imagine.
But it starts by recognizing that it isn’t in the simple accumulation of money. It begins with the complete renewal of the mind. In doing so, we not only gain the power of wealth. We gain the power to control our destinies.
T. Harv Eker knows this himself. He has even helped us change the destinies of individuals who have joined our cause. Wouldn’t you want to change your mind so that you can have a better destiny?
That is why we go through the lessons of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. We finally become the wealthy people we are meant to be – persons who can positively impact the world.