Let's talk about money in Day 6 of the free online courses. As Zig Ziglar put it: "Money isn't everything, but it sure ranks up close to oxygen on the gotta to have it-scale." But seriously, the most important things in life money cannot buy.
The previous 5 lessons were gearing your mind towards success. You learned to set goals and how to achieve them. But success is not equal to money.
Yes, money permits you to have a certain freedom when it comes to making your life more comfortable. It can buy you things. And it can buy other people's services.
There is nothing good nor bad about money. Money is neutral. It is simply a tool which we as a society use to exchange our goods and services with each other.
But the most important things in your life money cannot buy. What's more, these important things in life are not things at all! They are concepts, feelings, experiences.
Let's think for a minute about abstract concepts, that matter so much to each one of us:
The list can go on and on, you probably already have a couple of things or concepts in your mind. And this is exactly what I want you to do today: Think about what matters for you! Define what success truly means for you. Where does the money aspect come into the bigger picture of success?
Now, prepare a piece of paper and a pen. And let us consider success for a few moments.
What would you say are the concepts which describe a truly successful life or person? What do you envision as your own success?
Write each concept on a new line on that piece of paper and name that column "Envisioned Success". Then add three more columns with following names "All the time", "Sometimes" and "Not yet". On the picture below you can see an example.
Now think about a person who you believe is successful and observe how this person scores on your scale.
Then evaluate, how you score on your own scale for success.
In this video Zig Ziglar, the master of all motivators explains how this process works. He emphasizes that it is extremely important to evaluate where you stand before you can move on.
We all know we need money to survive. And if we like to have a nice and comfortable life we need more money.
But all the money in the world and and all the goods in the world will not provide you with what really makes life worth living. If you don't have someone to share your wealth with, if you don't have trust and happiness - what is it all worth?
A few important points about success for the end of the day:
When you are ready to move on start with DAY 7 - Review & Mantra for Wealth and Prosperity.
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