It is quite likely that most people in the world today possess a sincere desire to be wealthy but as we all know only a few people in this world can be classified as being truly wealthy. So the question is: Why is it that although we all possess a desire to be rich not all of us are rich? Certainly, there are many correct answers for this question but for the purpose of this lecture we would like to focus on just one of the possible answers or reasons. It certainly is not the only reason.
It is well known that we tend to get whatever we focus our attention on. When we shift our attention to something in particular we become more aware of it. So, for example, if we start thinking about buying a house we will suddenly start noticing the number of houses that are on sale on a particular street or in a particular area. Chances are these for sale signs were always there in that area or on that street and it is quite likely that we travel in this area on a daily basis but just never notice how many houses are on sale until we start thinking about buying a house. Could it be that many people are not wealthy simply because they have not focus their attention on the idea of getting rich? They have not made the acquisition of wealth their intention and sole purpose in life.
From observation we noticed that in most cases people achieve the goals they set for themselves as long as they remain focused on the achievement of that goal. Here are some examples to support this observation:
The majority of us who went to high school pass the necessary exams. Most of us who went to university graduated with a degree or diploma. The majority of us who studied for a particular profession obtained the necessary qualifications to practice that profession. And all this happened because we spent all those years focusing almost entirely on gaining the qualifications we set out to obtain. Now supposed we had spent all that time focusing entirely on getting wealthy. Should we not believe that today we would indeed be rich? We admit that in our own experience we have achieved the qualifications we set out to achieve. We noticed as well that those who set out to achieve similar qualifications have also achieved them. Shouldn’t we therefore conclude that had we spent the same number of years focusing entirely on wealth creation that we would certainly achieve that goal as well?
Most people are not aware that they can get wealthy in the same way and by the same method that they used to get academic qualifications. You choose a subject area that you are interested in or maybe one that your parents, friends or teacher encouraged you to pursue. You then spend years studying in this area and at the end you received that much sort after qualification.
We strongly believe that at the start of a five-year period (starting say now) a person could examine a few business ideas and choose the one he believes could bring him success. And if he focuses his attention on it in the same way he did for his university degree he will most likely realize some degree of success and maybe even that much sort after financial freedom.
We can agree therefore, that one reason (if not the main reason) for a lack of financial success is because we did not focus on getting rich in the first place. All along we probably thought that we were focused along those lines but the fact is we were not, and sure enough we did get what we focused our attention on. We received the qualifications, the job, the house, the car, the family and all the other things that we focused on for the required time period. But that which we had seriously hope to achieve we just did not focus enough (or at all) on that and so it continues to evade us.
It is the purpose of these postings and indeed the purpose of our entire program to help you to focus on what you really want and to stay focus until you get it. We want you to know that it is your right to be rich, that you deserve to be rich and that there is no limit to the amount of wealth that you can accumulate.