Jack Canfield – You Get What You Focus On

“If you don’t put a value on money and seek wealth, you most probably won’t receive it.  You must seek wealth for it to seek you.  If no burning desire for wealth arises within you, no wealth will arise around you.  Having definiteness of purpose for acquiring wealth is essential for its acquisition.” – Dr. John Demartini

Like Tim Ferris wrote in his book, “a lot of us don’t want to be millionaires or have a million dollars in the bank, but we would love to have the million dollar lifestyle.”

To be honest, as a teacher teaching here in Thailand, it’s so easy for me to travel everywhere.  With two trips to Arizona and Hawaii looming large, and a couple others such as Bali, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, I’m already living in the wealthy mindset.

I can easily say, “oh, I don’t have enough money to buy a plane ticket to go to America twice.” I could’ve easily said that and not go.  However, that’s a limiting belief.  I know that’s a life.  I want to be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want, for as long as I want.

Decide what wealthy means to you.

  • I will have a net worth of _____________ by the year __________.
  • I will earn at least ____________ by December 31st of this year.
  • I will save and invest ____________ every month.
  • A new financial habit I will develop starting now is __________.
  • To become debt free, I will ______________________.
  • I will be debt free by _______________________.

How much is it going to cost to finance your dream life?  Life right now is the result of the thoughts you have thought, the choices you have made, and the actions you have taken in the past.

So, what we can do is research how much it would cost you to do and buy everything you want over the course of the next year.  This could include food, clothes, plane tickets, hotels, education, recreation, insurance, philanthropy…you name it. See how much it’s going to cost you.

For each category, visualize those items or activities in your life, then write down what you would need to spend to get them.  Imagine eating in fine restaurants, driving your dream car, going on your dream vacation – even refurbishing your home or moving into a new one….

More in my podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9443056

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About thearseniobuckshow

An English teacher, entrepreneur, writer, and speaker living in Thailand. For those people who are looking into becoming entrepreneurs, personal development, food/health, and even students who are looking at taking test preparation courses - this blog and website (soon) will feature all of it!