January 04, 2018 9 Comments

I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I have worked hard my whole life to create wealth and success for myself, my family, and my community. I do not ever blame someone or fault them for being poor. But I do not tolerate people who continue to stay in the mindset that being poor is a permanent condition. Throughout my life, I have built my success by showing others how to increase their income. I have heard the worst cases, people who were handicapped, people who were addicted to drugs, people with too much debt. I have heard it all and I tell you that there is nothing so severe that you can't overcome it and create massive success.

Here are 5 things that might be making you poor: 

  1. Living in the past. The successful don’t live in the past, they’re always looking to the future. Surround your environment with the images of the things you want in the future. Look, you don't have it now. You don't need pictures of what you got now and what you had in the past. It's keeping you stuck in now and the past. You don't want to be in the now or the past. Look, the now is what? It's the past now! Do you get it? I want to be in the future.
  2. All talk, no action. You must readily take action and not just talk. Whether it’s by way of getting others to take action for them, getting attention for their products or ideas, or just grinding it out day and night, the successful have been consistently taking high levels of action – before anyone knew of their names—that’s how they became successful! Stop talking about a plan for action but instead, assume that your future achievements rely on investing your time and energy in actions that may not pay off today but when taken consistently and persistently over time will produce unlimited success.
  3. Punching the clock—People who struggle with money usually work for time, not production. This means they get paid for working a certain amount of time (usually 40 hours) and after that they quit working. People who work with the idea of production don’t care how long they’re working, they are after producing. Nobody gets rich just working the clock because there isn’t enough time to accumulate a big payoff. Flip your mindset and start focusing on how you can produce, not count the hours until 5 o’clock.  
  4. Having small goals—Successful people dream big and have immense goals. They are not “realistic.” They leave that to the masses who fight for leftovers. The poor are taught to be realistic and average, whereas the successful think in terms of how extensively they can spread themselves. The greatest regret of my life is that I initially set targets and goals based on what was realistic rather than on giant, radical thinking. “Big think” changes the world!
  5. Talking about hump day and TGIF—Successful, rich people aren’t always telling their co-workers every Wednesday about hump day, they’re not high-fiving on Friday mornings shouting out “TGIF!” Monday morning, for the successful, is a new chance to make their dreams a reality. If you find yourself on Sunday evenings dreading the thought of Monday morning, you are probably not doing well financially.

If any of these 5 things hit close to home, just flip the switch. You can change, it all starts with a simple decision to do so. Then you must make a commitment to not go back. Real commitments require time and money. If you’re serious about it, you will commit time and money to investing in yourself to make sure you become a person living toward the future, take action, work towards production, have big goals, and look forward to Monday morning.

 

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Be great,

GC


9 Responses

Ida Hood
Ida Hood

January 07, 2018

I appreciated reading the 5 things above and they definitely hold true! Everything is all about learning to change your mindset. I’m working on changing mine daily and trying to increase my streams of income.

Daniel Ng
Daniel Ng

January 05, 2018

While I understand why you wrote this, I don’t agree with it 100%. Maybe it’s more with terminology that I disagree with you. For instance, in # 4. Having small goals—Successful people dream big and have immense goals. They are not “realistic.” They leave that to the masses who fight for leftovers. The poor are taught to be realistic and average, whereas the successful think in terms of how extensively they can spread themselves. The greatest regret of my life is that I initially set targets and goals based on what was realistic rather than on giant, radical thinking. “Big think” changes the world!

Trump said that if you’re going to think, you might as well think big. It’s fine to think big, have dreams, and have immense goals.

What I disagree about is the setting of targets based on radical thinking.

Here’s why:

If you set targets that are too radical and you fail to meet the target, it counts as 1 failure. Collect enough failures and the person feels like crap.

If you set achievable targets and meet them, it counts as a small success. Collect enough small successes and the person will contine to hit his or her milestones.

What’s wrong with having big goals and small, achievable targets (or milestones) like a step ladder? Would someone become distracted by each success level that is accomplished? Nobody jumps from $0 to $100,000 in one day but if you have a target of $10,000, it’s achievable and the lessons learned can help someone grow from target to target.

This is just my opinion. You can agree or disagree with it.

Shailesh
Shailesh

January 05, 2018

Last few weeks- i have been looking at few videos in youtube about GRANT CARDONE different programs
and very impressed.I continue to watch his programs.THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

ADE
ADE

January 05, 2018

THAT GOES A LONG WAY WITH ME, I HAVE TO WROK ON, PLEASE KEEP SENDING INSPIRING MAILS TO MY OH OPS YOU INSPIRE ME A LOT, I AM THE KIND OF PERSON THAT DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH CAPITAL AND DO BUSINESS, BUT I AM MANAGING THE RESOURCES I HAVE, WHAT I READ IN ONE OF THE COMMENT THAT YOU SAID SAVE TO INVEST BUT DONT SAVE TO SAVE . PLEASE SEND INSPIRING MAILS TO MY INBOX, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO LEAVE POOR CATEGORY AND BE SUCCESSFUL LIKE ME.

HAPPY NEW YEAR. KEEP IT UP

tane
tane

January 05, 2018

Living in the past is a big one for sales people like myself. If it’s been a tough day of rejection each call seems to be harder but I’ve learned that not taking each call personally, rather as a data gathering exercise on what does and doesn’t work with each call sharpening my edge seems to make each call almost fun. www.160.com.au

JD john Smith
JD john Smith

January 04, 2018

thanks MR.Grant Cardone.
living in a world of unfairness & poor minded people.I cling on to every word you say.Everbody has ups &downs..you are a real inspiration to myself & many other people who are really working on improving my situation financially.you changed my way of thinking by always saying "Don’t save to save,but save to invest..being persistent in anything with believing will surely produce good results..I’m 55yrs old & I must believe in something bigger.I really despise people who complain.I’m a truly a go getter..please keep inspiring me &other people who want more out if life…I love MR.Cardone..AS you say for all the hater’s..EMD…JD

Sherry Visser
Sherry Visser

January 04, 2018

Great! Grant you are very attractive in many ways. Will try my best to use your skills, training and your wife’s exercise skills. Love the video of her at the shooting range. Plus punching bags!
I know that you speak truth!
Thank you
Blessings always

Aekawin (Ace) Vongasavarit
Aekawin (Ace) Vongasavarit

January 04, 2018

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Westley Mepham
Westley Mepham

January 04, 2018

#GreatAdvice
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