Who Wants to be a Millionaire? #morethanmoney
Why should you strive for financial success?
For the money you will receive?
For the attention you might garner?
What is your reason?
I used to think those were great reasons why until I came across a better reason that would shifting my thinking and change how I viewed myself and the world around me.
Now lets flip this to the health and FITness side. I like to think and coach conceptually. What works to achieve financial independence can also be applied and transferred to ‘FITness Independence’.
Why should you strive for ‘Physical Independence’?
To wake up and be pain free everyday?
To build an anti fragile and robust body?
To have boundless amount of energy?
What if every new decade you felt better than the previous?
A few years ago I was listening to an audio program with multi-millionaire and personal development guru, Jim Rohn (Tony Robbins’ original mentor), and he mentioned what he feels is the best reason to become a millionaire.
He said. “Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it makes of you to achieve it.”
He went on to tell me about his own mentor.
“Do it for the skills you have to learn and the person you have to become. Do it for what you’ll end up knowing about the marketplace. What you’ll learn about the management of time and working with people. Do it for the ability of discovering how to keep your ego in check. For what you have to learn about being benevolent. Being kind as well as being strong. What you have to learn about society and business and government and taxes and becoming an accomplished person to reach the status of millionaire.”
“All that you have learned and all that you’ve become to reach the status of millionaire is what’s valuable. Not the million dollars.”
This has led me down a path of realization on why achieving a goal is more about what it makes you become rather than achieving the result itself.
Losing weight and toning up are good goals, but when you look at the BIG picture there is much more to achieving optimal health and FITness.
What kind of communication skills do I need to develop in order to become a millionaire?
Then begin working on them.
How must I think in order to become a millionaire?
Then begin thinking that way.
What kind of people do I need to associate with so I can achieve my goals faster?
Then strive to become a person those people will want to be around.
None of us can afford to underestimate the value and importance of this reason to become a millionaire.
In other words, the greatest value you will receive by becoming a millionaire is the person you have to become to make it in the first place. That is the greatest reward of your journey to success.
In fact, Jim Rohn wasn’t the only millionaire who helped me to realize the power of this lesson. A couple of years ago, Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author, Jack Canfield gave me the same lesson when I sat down with him.
“I had to learn how to overcome my fears. I had to learn how to talk in front of groups. I had to learn how to plan a speech. I had to learn how to ask people I was initially afraid of to loan me money, etc.”
“All of that was scary. But, when I did it and survived it, I was no longer afraid to do it in the future. Now you can take away my house, my money, my car and everything, and it wouldn’t matter. I know how to create more of those things because of who I’ve become NOT what I possess.”
What these millionaires taught me is priceless.
The point is you must go after your goals and dreams with a burning desire because you will begin to see a transformation in yourself. A greater self-confidence and belief in yourself will be the first of many rewards.
Jack Canfield went on to say, “You want to set goals that are high enough that in the process of achieving those goals, you become someone worth being.”
Now THAT is what I call the ultimate reason to become a millionaire!
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