I’m currently reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow RichThink and Grow RichThink and Grow Rich for probably the 20th time in my life. However, this time I’m reading it as part of a Mastermind Group who meets each week to discuss the book (chapter by chapter) along with other relevant topics to everyone’s goals and aspirations. The biggest takeaway for me so far has been the fact I think I’ve interpreted this book wrong my entire life: I always saw it as focusing on the mindset of “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve” aspect. But, with the group I now believe the message in the book is about taking action. Nothing happens until you do something—all the great ideas in the world are worthless unless and until you take action.
With that, what can you do today to change your mindset to one of abundance? What can you do to actually breakthrough to abundance?
Webster’s defines abundance as “a large quantity of something”. Isn’t that what we all want? It doesn’t have to be material. We want a large quantity of love, satisfaction, confidence or whatever. While we go searching for happiness, what we really want is abundance—an abundance of the thing or things which make us happy.
Your Location Is Not Your Destination
No matter where you are today, you’re not done. If you were, you’d be in a box with lots of flowers around and people crying over you. Understand that whatever you want from life you can still attain—it’s still out there, the game’s not over.
I don’t care if you are 26 or 106, as long as there is a breath in your body you can move toward abundance and living the life you desire. Just because you are where you are today doesn’t mean you have to stay there tomorrow—in fact, you CAN’T stay there. Life is moving and so are you, focus on moving forward; on growing and being better.
You Are Where You Are For A Reason
While it may be easy to lament and complain about your current circumstances, neither will do anything to change them. It is important to understand and accept that you are where you are for a reason. You may not understand it at this point, but there is a reason for everything. Decisions and choices you made in the past have led you to today, which means decisions and choices you make today can lead you where you want to be tomorrow.
Where do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? Make sure the choices you make are in alignment with that objective.
You Can Go Anywhere From Here
Have you ever heard, “You can’t get there from here?” Well, that’s incorrect. No matter where you are today, you can get where you want to go. Will it be easy? Probably not. But, once you change your mindset to one of abundance and expecting to achieve and receive the best life has to offer, everything changes.
Think about things you’ve wanted in the past but not gotten. Have you ever said, “I had my heart set on it.” Well, what about your mind? Did you have your mind set on it?
Change your mindset today. Change it to one of abundance—visualize yourself enjoying whatever it is your heart desires. But, while your heart desires it, your mind is what makes it possible.
Begin today to have a mindset of abundance and see how life produces those results.