“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” ~ Les Brown
If you’re like the typical wealth seeker, your approach to wealth is predictably foretold by a timeless question: What do I have to do to get rich?
The quest for the answer – wealth’s “Holy Grail” – throws you into a mode of pursuit where you chase down a variety of strategies, theories, careers, and schemes that supposedly will bring great wealth into your lap.
Invest in real estate! Trade currencies! Play pro ball! “What do I have to do?” screams the wealth seeker!
No, please stop.
The answer is more about what you have been doing than what you haven’t. There’s an old proverb that has mutated a few times but the gist is this:
If you want to keep getting what you’re getting, keep doing what you’re doing.
STOP! If you aren’t wealthy, STOP doing what you’re doing. STOP following the conventional wisdom. STOP following the crowd and using the wrong formula. STOP following the roadmap that forsakes dreams and leads to mediocrity. STOP traveling roads with punitive speed limits and endless detours.
I call it “anti-advice,” and much of what we do follows this prescription.
In essence, you have to unlearn what you have learned.
Your today is yesterday’s consequences. Your yesterday laid the foundation for today. Your beliefs and the actions triggered from those beliefs have delivered you to your today, your now, and your life.
If you’re not happy in your life now, it’s time to STOP and reflect on the road you’re traveling and how you got there – and then change roads!