1. Learn to be uncomfortable
Most people just want to be comfortable, be it physical, psychological, or emotional comfort. Comfort, more than anything else, is one of the primary goals of the middle-class mindset. The fact is, becoming a millionaire isn’t easy and the need for comfort can be devastating.
If you want to attract the big money, you have to learn to be comfortable while operating in a state of ongoing uncertainty. The great ones know there’s a price to pay for getting rich, but if they have the mental toughness to endure temporary pain, they can reap the harvest of abundant wealth for the rest of their lives. Start today by making a list of five things you must do that are uncomfortable but will help you build your financial fortune.
2. Become obsessed with success
The average person believes obsession is a bad word. The truth is wealthy people have a healthy obsession with getting what they want, which includes money. The wealthy see business and life as a game, and it’s a game they love to win.
This is the reason millionaires still go to work every day chasing their next success. Money to these people is no more than a gauge that tells them when they have achieved their latest target. For the ultra-wealthy, it’s no longer about money, but about success and accomplishment.
There’s nothing wrong with being obsessed with wealth, but winners love to win and the elation they experience after victory never gets old. If you want to attract more money into your life, think about what you want and what you’re willing to sacrifice to get it. Your discipline and dedication must match your desire.
3. See money as your friend.
Most people have a dysfunctional, adversarial relationship with money. After all, we are taught that money is scarce — hard to earn and harder to keep.
If you want to start attracting money, stop seeing it as your enemy and think of it as one of your greatest allies. It’s a friend that has the power to end sleepless nights of worry and physical pain, and can even save your life. The rich see money as a special friend that can help them in ways no other friend can, and these positive feelings lead them to build a stronger relationship every day.
Start telling yourself on a daily basis that money is your friend and a positive force in your life, and your mind will go to work to help you acquire more.
4. Stop trying to solve the great money mystery
Most people believe making money is mysterious. The truth is money flows from ideas. The more value you bring to the marketplace, the wealthier you become. Getting rich in a free market economy is simply a matter of trading solutions for money. The bigger the solution, the bigger the paycheck. It’s that simple.
Rich people aren’t smarter, luckier, or more educated. There is no great mystery to it. Start approaching money like a child who doesn’t understand limitation and honestly believes he can do anything. Making money may not be easy, but it really is that simple.
5. Have fun
One way the masses rationalize not being rich is by convincing themselves wealthy people work all the time. To most people, time is traded for money, which means the only way to earn more is to work more hours.
The truth is most self-made millionaires have tons of fun. Not only do they love what they do, but they’re earning money 24/7 through leverage, and they are free to spend their time exploring the world, indulging in their passions, and spending unlimited time with people they love.
Rich people have more fun than anyone I know because they have the means to do anything they want. What may look like work to most people is actually a person living life to the fullest with every available resource at his fingertips. Take time to enjoy the road to wealth. Don’t wait to have fun. Have fun now!
Steve Siebold is author of “How Rich People Think” and a self-made multi-millionaire who has interviewed 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people during the past 30 years.