In his book, â€œSecrets of the Millionaire Mindâ€, T. Harv Eker elaborates on 17 different ways that the rich people think and act differently compared to the poor and middle-class people. He emphasizes the important role or function of our mind that actually forms the basis for our life. This supports the idea of â€œProcess of Manifestationâ€ where your thoughts lead to your feelings, your feelings lead to your actions and your actions lead to the end results.
To condition your mind for money success, you have to install successful â€œwealth filesâ€ into your mind. Below are some of the wealth principles you have to adopt and internalize, taken word for word from the book:
â€¢ You can choose to think in ways that will support you in your happiness and success instead of ways that donâ€™t.
â€¢ Rich people believe â€œI create my life.â€ Poor people believe â€œLife happens to me.â€
â€¢ Money is extremely important in the areas in which it works, and extremely unimportant in the areas in which it doesnâ€™t.
â€¢ When you are complaining, you become a living, breathing â€˜crap magnetâ€™.
â€¢ There is no such thing as a really rich victim!
â€¢ Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
â€¢ Thereâ€™s nothing wrong with getting a steady paycheck, unless it interferes with your ability to earn what youâ€™re worth. Thereâ€™s the rub. It usually does.
Throughout the book, after each new wealth principle, you are given several â€œMillionaire Mind Actionsâ€ to carry out. The purpose is to recondition your mind to adopt winning thoughts or beliefs. Hence, you have a financial blueprint that is geared for success.
Personally, I found the ideas enlightening and some are eye opening as well. The author was not born rich or became successful overnight. He has gone through many failed businesses before he learned and copied how the rich people think. After he mastered the inner game of money (his mind), overcoming thoughts or beliefs that did not support his financial goals, he experienced continued success.
For those wanting to learn and try a new approach to building wealth, this book is a fascinating read. For those who have learned the wealth principles and make it a part of daily life, you are invited to share your experiences with the other readers.
The ideas and information in this article are taken from the book:
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
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