It doesn?t have to be that way. There are some very simple steps you can take to build extraordinary wealth and to enjoy true financial freedom. The first things you have to do are break out of that middle class inertia and believe that you can achieve more than the ordinary. Next, you have to be willing to duck your head and burrow forward. The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco. Was it fun? Not even close. But these early lessons in physical striving taught me discipline, work ethic, routine, and responsibility and instilled an attitude of achievement that would, later in life, propel me past the lethargic others. My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life, it is not enough to merely wish for it. You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that distinguishes you from others.
Ok, so you say you?re ready to work hard and build wealth. First, you need a plan. It?s too easy to drift from one whim to another. Unless you set your sights on a specific target, your effort will be dispersed in too many different directions, and ultimately wasted. Motivational speaker Zig Zigler tells a great story to make this point. He observes that the greatest archer in the history of the world can?t hit a target if you blind fold him and spin him around before he shoots. Get it? If you don?t set your sights on definite goals, you?ll be misfiring all over the place.
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