Through the Looking Glass
|April 21, 2010||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
The Dream Is The Fuel
Do you really believe in a world of financial abundance? Could you ever have too much money? Could you ever even conceive of summering in the Hamptons for $35,000 per night? Pregnant in your answer is a revelation of your core belief system regarding money. This determines whether you will start a business or work for one, whether you will buy assets or create them, and whether you will save for retirement or invest for riches. Our money decisions all relate to whether or not we believe a world of more than enough does indeed exist for us. After all, what’s the point in avoiding and eliminating bad debt (i.e. student loans, car loans, credit cards), if you believe your financial altitude is limited? What’s the point in investing diligently if your potential has already been reached?
Does a world of financial abundance really exist for you? I would love to tell you the answer is yes. However, as my former English professor used to tell me, the true answer to most good questions is that it depends.
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right either way.
Possibilities for you are determined by your capacity to believe.
What’s Your Perspective?
Increasing your context (the way in which you view the world) is so important because your context determines what you view as possible. What you view as possible determines what you strive for and ultimately achieve. As you may know, I constantly read stories of great business achievers. I frequently interact with other professionals and small business owners. I strive hard to continue expanding my context and my content because I view that as necessary for success. I recall a couple of years ago, someone was discussing her parent’s business. It was doing well, and I was impressed with these successful small business owners. I commented that “it seems that as their business grows,…” and that’s where she stopped me. She told me “their business is already big.” I said great. I didn’t mean to suggest that I thought it was a mom and pop operation, but my impression of a small business is one with a market capitalization of $30 million annually. In other words, we can always strive for better.
To this day, I don’t know if she really understood me. However, our abilities to look beyond our present circumstances, through the looking glass, to see a world of financial abundance will ultimately determine the outcome of your financial plans. Failure to see a brighter future, may cause you to limit yourself to disturbing means of finding job security (I initially thought this was a joke, but read the comments and the article). It’s all about your perspective. What do you see as you peer through the looking glass?
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