They changed my way of thinking
“Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
The book changed my view about what is possible by having the right mindset.
Why do some people who grew up poor become wealthy and some don’t?
It’s not just about willpower, intelligence, and luck. It’s about the mindset. There are beliefs that can prevent you from becoming rich. If you think negatively about money, you will not get more money. If you think rich people are a pain in the ass, you will not get rich and will not be that pain in the ass.
That negative mindset is what prevents people from becoming rich.
If you want to become a millionaire: you have to believe that you can do it, you have to get a plan and a system to get there, and you have to think positively about all the money you will get.
Through that mindset, you will get the willpower to work consistently on your wealth, and you will get intelligent and lucky.
The second point I learned is that richness is not about money, but about wealth and the freedom to choose how to live. Almost all of the people who want to become a millionaire don’t want it for the money, the fancy cars, and the beautiful ladies. And if they do: they will lose that money fast.
It’s about financial independence. You are free to choose who you want to be, what you want to work, where you want to live, and how you want to spend your time. That’s the goal.
The why behind financial independence is up to you. Mine is to have time for my future kids and family and to choose how I want to spend my time.
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
— Napoleon Hill
“Effortless” by Greg McKeown
Life can be effortless. A lot of great principles and ideas to change your life to be easier.
There is this one belief in our society deeply rooted that only through hard work you will be successful and a good person. A good person is working hard every day, doesn’t have much time, and takes care of the family financially.
Work doesn’t need to be hard. Making money doesn’t need to be hard.
It’s about your mindset again: how do you see the world? How do you respond to the world and the situations?
Do you make your life hard by complaining, spending time with negative people, or having self-doubt? Do you think your co-worker is making your project harder?
You are judging the situations and the people. Negative or positive. You choose.
I choose to see the positive in situations and the kindness in people.
“Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.”
— Greg McKeown
“The Everyday Hero Manifesto” by Robin Sharma
Everyone can be a hero in everyday life.
By giving and being kind every day your life will be easy and positive. Life gives back.
You don’t have to save the world, have superpowers, or be super rich to be a hero. The small things you can do every second can make you an Everyday Hero.
Saying thanks to the cashier, holding the door for someone or volunteering is what will make your life happier, and you share that happiness with someone else too.
Do small kind things. Be grateful for the overseen things and people.
“In our world, we need more heroes. More humans being real, delivering on their dreams, creating amazing things, running their own races and making lives better.”
— Robin Sharma
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