Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Box, or "Why You're Not Wealthy"

Everyone lives in a box.

Your perception of "how things are" is your box.

Own a house?

It's in your box.

Got kids?

They're in your box.

Earning $43,565 at a job you don't like?

That job is in the box.

So is the $43,565.

Here's what else:

If you believe you have to work hard to be successful...

...that hard work is in your box, too.

If you think that you're not wealthy because of your lack of education...

...that lack of wealth is in the box.

Along with your lack of a college degree.

It's all in there.

Everything you have and accept as "how things are" is in the box.

Now, here's what's also true...

Everything you want from life that you don't already have...

...is outside your box.

And the "odds" --

in terms of the percentage of people who make the choice --

the "odds" are that you will never get to have what you want
simply because your wants aren't powerful enough to overcome
your insecurity of being outside the box.

Get that.

Because that's the only thing keeping you from getting
what you want: the insecurity, the fear or the anxiety
of doing the things that will bring those goals
INTO your box.

Thus, success is simply a choice.

So, why aren't you wealthy already?


Because you haven't chosen to BE that person.

You're busy staying in your box.

In fact, maybe you've decided not to be wealthy.

You might think, "Tony who would decide not to be wealthy?"

Well, you probably didn't say "I've decided not to be wealthy"....

But if you're not wealthy it's because you have
made the choices that do NOT lead to wealth.

And it's really the same thing.

You are where you are because --
either through action or inaction --
this is really where you wanted to be.

In fact, some of you are reading this right now and
you're appalled that someone should say such a thing.

That someone would suggest that your "not being wealthy"
has been a choice on your part.

You might even have a lot of "monkey chatter" going
in your head right now listing all the perfectly
good reasons why not being wealthy is not your choosing.

And here's the catch:

The reasons you give yourself for why you're not rich is
the stand that you've taken against becoming wealthy.

If you are not wealthy, you will be defending your decision
to remain in your current state EVEN AS YOU READ THIS.

If you don't believe it...

Stop right now and listen to your mind chatter.

Fortunately, the solution is quite simple.

Understand that you cannot get to where you want
to go with the same quality of thinking that
created your present situation.

Change your thinking and decisions and you change your life.

Get out of the box. Wonderful things are waiting.

Tony Rush
from the MillionDollarMindset blog

Tony Rush is a home-based entrepreneur living in southeast Alabama

with his wife, three sons and a dachshund who doesn't know he's a
dog. You can learn more about working with Tony and the impact of
his products at TonyRush.com

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intact. Copyright 2007. All right reserved.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
The Cash Flow Strategy

"What got you here won't take you there."

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