“I wish I could…
…get a better job.
…start my own company.
…have a healthy body.
…have better relationships.
…become a millionaire.
…but I can’t.”
That’s something we all experience. We desire a lot of things, but there’s just too many problems and obstacles preventing us from achieving what we want:
We don’t have the skills needed to get promoted.
Setting up a business is too hard and complicated.
Losing weight is too hard.
Other people keep causing me problems.
Earning a million pesos needs too much effort.
Well, what if you found out that there is a way, and what if it’s easier than you think? What if you learned what that is?
Finding a World of Opportunities
If you’re not as successful as you’d like, it’s tempting to simply blame the universe for it. We have to admit, however, that no matter how much we want to blame the world, the government, our spouse,parents, and everyone else, the reality is that if we want to achieve more in life, we need to learn what we need to do in order to earn it. Remember this lesson well: Everything you have now, your successes and your failures, result of everything that you have learned to do. The ultimate key that will open the doors to success lies in how you use your mind. To be more specific, the key is in how you use it to learn the actions and habits that lead to success.
Knowledge Opens Possibilities
Dr. Seuss said the more you read, the more you know, and the more you know, the more places you will go. Knowledge brings power as it lets you find, choose, and use things that you were unable to before. When you learn people and project management or leadership skills, then it’s easier to get promoted or find a better career. When you learn how to apply for loans, build a profitable business plan, find suppliers and customers, etc., then it’s easier to start your own business. When you learn how to choose, cook, and eat nutritious food, then it’s easier to have a healthier body. When you learn how to manage conflicts, avoid toxic individuals and boost your confidence, then it’s easier to find better friends and have more supportive relationships. When you learn more ways on how to earn more money as well as how to choose great investments like stocks, real estate, or other assets, then it’s easier for you to earn millions and grow wealthy.
The more you know, the more opportunities you will have. You can also imagine it this way:
One person knows how to clean windows and write reports. Another person knows how to clean windows and write reports… and also do accounting and taxes, manage a dozen employees, manage and implement projects, obtain business loans, deal with manufacturers and clients, choose and invest in stocks, as well as buy and sell real estate.
Which of those two has more options in life? Which one would you rather be like?
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok
Now that we’ve figured out how knowledge shows us more opportunities, how do we gain more of it? Well, you can take the slow path of experience and learn through trial and error… or you can learn from those who have already accomplished what you want to do.
You want to become a millionaire through business, real estate, or investing? Ask the wealthy businessman, the real estate developer, and the mutual fund manager. You want to lose weight and have a fit body? Ask the personal trainer, doctor, and nutritionist. You want to become a better leader? Ask a great company’s CEO, a country’s President, or a leadership coach.
Whatever your goals are, there are likely people out there who did well at it, and they can teach you the skills and knowledge that you need in order to succeed. All you need to do now is to find and learn from the books that they wrote, the seminars and workshops they offer, and the lessons they teach.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Are you ready and willing right now?
Never forget this lesson: Endless opportunities await you, but only if you learn how to find them and use them.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin