We’ve been told repeatedly that we can’t have it all — that we can only have a career or family, money or happiness, spirituality or wealth, work or enjoyment.
But there’s a secret to being on top of everything.
Successful people are resilient, disciplined, and creative enough to see the possible opportunities in any “failure” or “obstacle” — not because they’re superhuman, but because they’re in control of the invisible force that shapes our lives: the mind.
Most of us go about our daily operations relying solely on our conscious mind, which only does 1 – 5% of our mental work. That means most of us aren’t using 95% of our mental power to make our goals a reality.
So how can you leverage your subconscious mind for success?
Here’s advice from one of the greatest millionaire-makers in the world, New York Times Bestselling author T. Harv Eker, on how to attain the Millionaire Mindset.
On the Unseen but Powerful Forces
What you cannot see in the world is far more powerful than anything you can see.— T. Harv Eker
What holds you back from climbing to your dreams on top of that mountain isn’t the size of the mountain — it’s whether you’ve tapped into 100% of your mental power. You have no idea how strong you are.
On the Importance of Motivation
The reason or motivation you have for making money or creating success is vital.— T. Harv Eker
You can’t win if you’re playing by the rules of a broken game. Stop chasing rewards for approval or out of fear of a life without it.
Do more than climb a ladder. Let your reasons be motivated by personal happiness instead of fears and insecurities.
On Why People Complain
If a person weren’t failing in some way, shape or form, would he or she need to blame, justify, or complain? The obvious answer is no.— T. Harv Eker
Successful people don’t find the need to blame others because, well, they’re a success. Flip your poor mindset and start thinking rich. When faced with failure, it’s healthy to lower our defenses because these lessons are our greatest opportunities to learn. Continuously improve yourself and your life.
On How to Create Wealth
If you want to create wealth, it is imperative that you believe that you are at the steering wheel of life, especially your financial life.— T. Harv Eker
You are the driver of your life. Only you know the places you want to see, the life you want to build, and the dreams you want to realize. Do it. You have the priceless opportunity to live your life to the fullest.
On How Negativity Affects Your Health
Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth. The worst!— T. Harv Eke
Complaining releases stress hormones and change the neural connections in the brain to cause more intrusive negative thoughts to enter. Keeping a mindfulness practice through journaling and gratitude helps you to move forward from the act of complaining to a much stronger positive reaction.
On How to Understand
What you hear, you forget.— T. Harv Eker
What you see, you remember.
What you do, you understand.
Instead of passively listening or seeing, it’s important to put things into practice. Do what you want to learn. If you want to become an all-star basketball player, you have to first sit, watch and learn the game. The next important action is to get onto the court and learn to move with the ball.
On What It Takes to Be Rich
In my experience, getting rich takes focus, courage, knowledge, expertise, 100 perfect of your effort, a never-give-up attitude, and, of course, a rich mindset.— T. Harv Eker
Successful people are always committed to their success, not just to their work. They know there will be challenges and they acquire the toolsets they need to build their dreams. With every decision you make, ask yourself, does this bring me closer to my goals?
On the Power of Belief
If you believe you are plenty, you will validate that belief and create plenty of abundance.— T. Harv Eker
Most of us know that confidence helps us realize our dreams — but sometimes believing in ourselves is far from easy. So how do you start acknowledging your own greatness? By challenging yourself, little by little, you’ll recognize your inner strength and start making larger strides towards achieving your goals.