Success: Eliminating Unsuccessful Thinking


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Success: Eliminating Unsuccessful Thinking

→ → April 16, 2017 ← ←

You have no success consciousness because your mind has been seared with a hot iron. I just said a very big sentence right there! Yeah, I mean it, the one thing that you went so crazy about thinking that, it’s the most important ingredient for your success is the hot iron. School is the hot iron that fried your brains.

What am I talking about? School didn’t give you the most important ingredient or tool to survive the information age, they gave you tools that were used to survive the industrial age and then they expect you to cope with the information age. This is impossible.

Is your mind going crazy right now? Of course, it should! How can schools flood our minds with stuff like these?

  • Get good grades and get a great job
  • A Job gives security
  • Save for retirement

Oh, my God, as this might seem like the right way to go for some people, SMART minds go for something else, something different and something more than earning just ordinary income, they go for portfolio income and passive income.


Success Consciousness

What places you in the category of smart minds?
Let’s divide the entire human population into two groups, achievers and under-achievers. Achievers are the smart minds, the people who have broken out of the shell created through searing and the under-achievers are people who operate by the rules of the hot iron. Now, look at this, the main difference between the two people is in the mind, and I call it success consciousness. Success is portable, poverty is portable, they all exists in the minds of those who feed them.

In order to break free of the effect of the searing hot iron and be an achiever, you need to add one ingredient to what you learnt at school, its called financial literacy. In other words, Financial Literacy is Success Consciousness. As an under-achiever, all you ever wish to become in life is an Employee or a Sole-Proprietor. An achiever is looking forward to owning Businesses and Investing hence receives multiple financial statements from multiple streams of income -this is cashflow.

It’s hard for people ta transition from under-achievers to achievers because of negative thinking. Negative thinking functions like this:

  • I am just a mere employee of XYZ. I cannot manage to start a business
  • I don’t have that kind of capacity to manage a business, above all I have no money.
  • I don’t want to lose the little money that I have, this is a huge risk.
  • Thinking like this is the evidence of being seared with a hot iron. Transitioning from this kind of thinking is no hard as you might think it is, it only takes baby steps, one step at a time, the willingness to learn – the will power.


A secret

Did you know? If you have a day job it’s a good place to start. You can evolve to become an achiever. There are two things involved, the path of an achiever and that of the other. These people start their jobs at 8 am and end at 3:30 or 4 pm, they all go to an 8-hour day job. The path of an under-achiever is to look for a part-time job in order to supplement income whilst the other goes for a side part time business.

You might not see the difference here because all you see is two people looking for extra income, but let me tell you, there is a great difference. The under-achiever is still looking for job security, something that’s not risky, a sure monthly or weekly pay check, he is looking for more money to save in a bank and wait for it to appreciate in value and hope that by retirement it will have increased.

The best resources that made me grasp these aspects are:

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  2. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
  3. Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
  4. Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money

Now, look at this, the path of the achiever is bright, from his side business, he will earn passive income just like the underachiever but more importantly he will gain sufficient knowledge about how businesses are run and this is a very crucial skill to learn. It doesn’t matter what kind of a product the achiever is selling, the bottom line about starting your first business is the skill that you acquire.

I hope you have a good idea of what success consciousness is, I want you to choose the right path, the one that will make your success sure. Be an Achiever.

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus

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