After watching the YouTube video of Robert Kiyosaki explaining how we are molded to the positions we take in life’s work force, it grounded me to the reason I later became a home business owner. Years ago back in the 60’s & 70’s my dad was very clear that I should become an Amway distributor, and be an independent business owner. This was a novel idea for a young African American teen growing up in a lower middle class family, especially considering that I was young, and wanted lost of money, and to travel the world in a carefree state of mind.
So I took my dad’s advice and became an Amway distributor, only to come to some very cold and chilling facts. First you must have the money up front to buy into the organization and then you have to network 24/7 to convince people that your products are far more superior than those they can buy at the local store for a little bit cheaper price. But it didn’t matter to me simply because I had my own business. Just the status alone was cool to me. I made absolutely no money whatsoever the entire time that I was associated with this absolutely wonderful and very profitable organization.
So after accepting my failure at this new and different idea, I resigned myself to go into the job world and accepted the fact that from the day I started at the job, until the day I either left of my own free will or got fired that the person that owned the company control every aspect of my life at that point. The company owner knew from day one exactly how much he was going to pay me or not pay me, when if ever I would get a raise, how much time I would be allowed to be sick, how much vacation time I would be allowed to have throughout my entire career, what time I would have to go to bed and get up, even where and how hard I would have to work, not to mention what transportation mode I would have to utilized to get to his place of employment.
Isn’t that sick that your job has that much control over your life? I could go on and on but I think you get the point by now. I didn’t realize how caught up you can get in this job thing without even realizing your caught up in it. After working in the civilian sector for a while I jumped out of the frying pan into the fire (so to speak) by joining the military. It was a very rewarding experience to say the least. I got to do a lot of things I know I never ever would have been able to do as a civilian. For that I’m forever grateful, but it reinforced the facts I mentioned above in reference to control.
So with this being said if you are of the mindset to work hard and to prosper, why are you doing it to make someone else wealthy while you stand with absolutely no chance of sharing the better part of their wealth. If you are doing it because you truly love whatever it is you are doing, then that is a different thing because it is your passion. If you are doing it because you feel you have no other choice, then you should really reconsider how you think. My dad use to constantly tell me “as a man thinketh so is he” I guess at the time I was to immature and didn’t fully understand the strength behind these great and powerful words.
I have since read and studied in-depth on the subject of positive thinking. The one thing that all of the authors stated that struck a common chord is that you control your own destiny by the thought you keep and the action that take place as a result of them. So if you are not where you want to be in life you may want to consider changing the way you think. Authors such as Napoleon Hill and quite a few others understood this theory and applied it daily in their lives. Needless to say they all prospered from their practical application of something so simply a child could do it. Thinking positive instead of otherwise.
Thinking only of what they wanted the end result to be for any given situation, and having faith and believing it to be done before it became reality. The saying thoughts become things is more than true to me. Simply because I have tested the principles described by Hill and a host of other famed authors that have written on the subject of positive thinking. In closing I truly believe you can do whatever it is that you wish to do and be totally successful. If you have any doubt read the following books and see for yourself how your thinking is the only obstacle in the way of you getting what you want out of life.
“The Secret” Rhonda Byrne
“Think and Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill
“Science of Mind” Ernest Holmes”
“Ask and It Is Given” Jerry and Ester Hicks
They can’t all be wrong. In fact they are all one hundred percent correct. So if it is at all possible invest the time and effort to check out what they have to say on the subject. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. In fact I’m willing to say it may change your thinking.