There's more to being successful than just working hard. You need your mind to be working hard right along with you, but in a slightly different way.
Thinking wealthy may sound like a peter pan trick of thinking happy thoughts; but in actuality, it is a determining factor between you and your success.
It's not a magic trick, but it does take some work and practice. What you're doing is training your brain to think differently than it does. Here are some excellent tips to gaining a wealthy mindset.
Wealthy Mindset Tip # 1: Change Your Vocabulary.
I don't mean learning a new language or switching all your words around. I'm talking about changing certain negative words, and for the most part, removing them from your vocabulary altogether.
Words like â€œcan't,â€ â€œwon'tâ€ and â€œnever.â€ I'm sure if you pay attention to what you're saying, you've said these two words more often than you know.
Have you ever seen a really nice car that you would absolutely die for? Perhaps you found yourself saying, “I'll never afford that.” Or when you pass by some really nice clothes at the mall, you might have said, “I can't get them; they're too expensive.”
These are debilitating words; they program your brain to think and feel that you cannot and will not have these things you desire.
It may take some time; but you need to realize that when you say these things, you have to catch yourself and change your vocabulary.
Instead of saying “I'll neverâ€¦” say something like “I'll find a way toâ€¦” or “I'll work it out.” Rather than saying “I can'tâ€¦” or “I'll try toâ€¦” say “I willâ€¦â€ This doesn't seem like much, but what you're doing is reprogramming your brain and getting rid of those debilitating words.
You are training your brain to think anything is possible.
Wealthy Mindset Tip # 2: Appreciate What You Have.
Again you are trying to train your brain to think the way you want it to, so you need to be grateful for everything you have.
Finding appreciation for things will put your mind in a better state all around and more ready to tackle whatever obstacles it faces. And you will face obstacles as you chase your wealthy dreams.
Take the time each day to appreciate what you have;write it in a list if you feel more comfortable. Things like your house, your car, or even the fact that you get to eat 3 or more meals a day – because a lot of people don't get to enjoy those little things.
If you really take a look at your life, you will find things you should be very grateful for but most likely have been taken completely for granted until now.
Finding these things to appreciate, and more importantly actually taking the time to appreciate them, will help train your brain.
Wealthy Mindset Tip # 3: Remove Negativity and Replace It with Positivity.
Just like with changing your vocabulary and getting rid of negative debilitating words, you need to do the same with your life.
When you catch yourself thinking negative things, you need to stop immediately and change your thoughts into positive ones. When you start thinking you'll never make it, you should stop what you're doing, calm yourself down and replace that thought with “I will make it.”
Anything worth having is going to take some effort, but it's also going to be well worth the fight to get it.
In some cases, you need to remove yourself from negative situations and people. If you have one or more people in your life who seems to be always bringing you down and thwarting your efforts, then now would be the time to take some time away from them.
You don't need people who aren't going to believe in you and support you, on whatever journey you choose, because they would only discourage your endeavor even when it's a winning one.
Wealthy Mindset Tip # 4: Put Your Plans into Action.
To really train your brain and see the fruits of your labor, you need to put your plans into action.
You must do more than talk about them, you must do them. Sitting around thinking is not going to change anything, so get out there and really start the work.
Training your brain to think wealthy is a great and important factor in your success; but again, if all you're doing is talking about it and not actually doing it, then you're just going to see yourself right back where you started.
List down your goals, make your plan of action, and commit to following through until you have achieved your objectives.