10 Common Money And Success Myths - Part 3
Here we continue to discuss a few commonly held beliefs, or "myths," that hold many of us back from achieving success...
Myth 6: If you weren't born into money, you'll never be rich.
Fact: Millionaires are made every day. Many of them are self-made millionaires - people who started with nothing or close to nothing and amassed fortunes. Simply because they decided to and they didn't let anyone dissuade them from their goals.
If you believe that you have to be born into money to be rich, you're missing out on all the riches out there, waiting for you to claim.
Myth 7: If I win, someone else has to lose.
Fact: This is absolute, high-grade, premium quality nonsense. There is enough opportunity and enough money in this world to go around so that everyone can be a winner. In fact, there is more than enough to go around.
The only reason they're not winners is because they don't believe they can ethically and morally do so. (Remember "the earth is flat" story?) As soon as we get rid of that belief and take a step into the unknown, we begin to realize how much wealthier you can be. You also realize how your being a winner can only help others win as well!
You can become rich by using ethical and legal means - without having to cheat or hurt others. In fact, that's the only way I recommend that people do it.
The easiest way to become rich is to create value in other people's lives. There are no losers in that scenario.
Myth 8: Making a profit is a sin.
Fact: If you cheat or hurt others to make a profit, then yes, in that case, making a profit would be bad. But if you create value for others, then making a profit is always good. By creating more value for others, you're helping them live better lives. There is nothing sinful in helping others, doing a great job at it, and getting paid for it.
Money doesn't turn good people into bad people. Money simply magnifies the qualities that are already inherent within a person. If you're a good person, having more money will only allow you to do more good! If you're a bad person, having more money will allow you to do more bad.
And most of us really are good people. And we have a lot to offer others. And you can only do more good by having more money.
Myth 9: Having more money will mean that I'll have to work hard all day and not have time for my family, friends and leisure.
Fact: There's a huge difference between working hard and working smart. Successful people have learned to work smart! They have learned to find other successful people they can model after so they don't make the same mistakes other people did. And by doing so, you can save a lot of time, money, effort as well as some major headaches.
Getting your business started and running does require work. There's no way around that. But, you can still take time out for your loved ones and for your leisure. In fact, it's highly recommended that you do that. If you're spending all your time trying to keep your business afloat, you're either not going about things the right way or you're just in the wrong business.
Myth 10: If I have more money, people will judge me, and they will not like me very much.
Fact: People will judge you anyway. They are judging you right now! It's what they do, unfortunately. Most people don't know who you are anyway! They don't know the "real" you. They only know who they think you are, based on what little information they have about you. So, let them think or feel what they want. They don't know any better. And you really shouldn't be concerned about those people.
Remember, respect and friendship are earned. If they can't appreciate who you are, then they don't deserve your time, or your thoughts.
Many of these myths that have been floating around for hundreds of years and were typically conjured up by people who didn't know any better. Many of them got programmed into us when we were very young. But, we're adults now. We can think for ourselves. We can choose to adopt only those beliefs that benefit you and drop the ones that are no longer useful or empowering. It's all up to you.
Beliefs are very powerful indeed. They, for the most part, are what dictate the quality of your life. Change your beliefs and you change your life.
Free your mind, and success will follow!
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