Updated: Feb 18, 2019
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success”
-Napoleon Hill, Author of Think and Grow Rich.
For a book to have sold over 60 million copies, there must either be some timeless valuable information contained within the pages, or over 60 million people have been foolish enough to spend their hard earned money on a compilation of lies....
but considering so many mega successful people have credited some of their most significant accomplishments to what they read contained in the pages of Think and Grow Rich, it’s probably safe to assume that the quote by Napoleon Hill that I opened with, is worth taking into consideration.
For anyone who has financial wealth high on their bucket list of things to accomplish in life, I’m sure one thing that many of us can unanimously agree on is that, the process necessary to reach an ideal level of financial well-being can be difficult at times. However, being financially FIIT is a skill that requires a certain level of time and energy investment, just like any other skill that people can become good at. Along with that, comes the need to be willing to make certain sacrifices in order to achieve the success that you desire.
Too often, a lot of us think about getting from point A to Z, while neglecting B through Y.
Take a moment to reflect on the last time you set a goal for yourself, and how good it felt to know that you accomplished that goal by committing to the process of getting there. The satisfaction of making something happen, when you said it would happen, is a feeling like no other. It’s a feeling that no one can take from you.
To be your ideal “financial self”, the same principles of patience and persistence must be applied as well. It doesn’t just happen overnight. Regardless of where you are in your journey to being financially FIIT, one thing that you can’t get around is investing the time into become financially educated.
There’s levels to this, and anyone who doesn’t take the time to digest the right kind of information related to financial well being, doesn’t even stand a chance of getting there.....unless you win the lottery or something, and even then, there are countless stories of people who went from broke, to instantly rich, and back to broke again because they weren’t financially educated enough to keep up.
A lot of times, the hardest part about starting a journey is.....actually committing to taking the first step.
For many of us who weren’t just born into wealth, the journey itself toward building wealth may seem like a long road ahead, and for some people that can feel overwhelming. However, no one who has gotten anywhere in life worth being proud of, by just sitting around wishing for a change.
They took action, and you can do the same!
In this case, the first step is making the choice to change your current circumstances. Once you commit to that, the next thing you should consider is, finding a mentor who has the right kind of experience to make sure you are heading down the right path (we will help you figure out where to find those people too!). A financial mentor will ensure that you are setting the right kind of goals, provide you with the right kind of literature to read, bring awareness to some potential bad financial habits you may have, and so much more.
Don’t feel like you have to be on this journey alone, because you don’t! There are so many people out there that WANT to see you succeed, including us, but you just have to make that decision within yourself first to go for it.
Finally, something else that you may not often hear about when you're looking to gain something, is the benefit of giving.
Sounds counterproductive right?
Well that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is immense power in a spirit of gratitude, and part of being grateful, is acknowledging that while you may not have it all, there are some who have even less, and having a giving spirit toward those individuals can go a very long way. People usually don't go broke from being a blessing to others.
When you become a blessing to others, you too are blessed.