Full text and audio of motivational speaker Jim Rohn’s talk titled “The Mindset and Attitude of Thinking Wealthy”.
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Here’s the big challenge of life: you can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are. That’s the challenge.
And of course, the other side of the coin reads: unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you got.
I have found in my experience that income does not far exceed personal development. Now, sometimes income takes a lucky jump, but sure enough, unless you grow out where it is, it’ll usually come back where you are. Life has strange ways.
If somebody hands you a million dollars, best you become a millionaire quickly. So you get to keep the money. Otherwise, sure enough, it’ll disappear.
Somebody once said, if you took all the money in the world, divided it up equally among everybody, it would soon all be back in the same pockets. Incredible!
Success is something you attract, not something you pursue. Success is looking for a good place to stay. So instead of going after it, you work on yourself: personal development.
See, the major question to ask on the job is not what are you getting. The major question to ask on the job is, what are you becoming?
The big question is not what am I getting paid here. The big question is, what am I becoming here. Because true happiness is not contained in what you get. Happiness is contained in what you become.