Wealthy Mindset Series #6

Operate Based on Your Values

As you know, one of the most important keys to creating wealth is the right attitude, and in this series today we will cover how the wealthy operate from their values instead of thoughts or feelings.

In almost any event where I am the speaker, when I talk about how to overcome the thoughts or feelings that block most people from achieving their goals, I ask the following question, “How many of you think thoughts are powerful?”

And the majority of the audience will raise their hands in agreement.

Then I go into a story about how weak and ineffective thoughts are in motivating you to take action that will move you toward your goals, whatever they are. And it does not matter if it about getting out of debt, quitting smoking, or improving a relationship.

The story goes like this; I had a thought many years ago that I wanted to lose weight and that jogging would be a good idea. I set my alarm for 5 AM the next morning and when it rang to wake me, I thought, “It’s cold, it’s dark, I’m tired, I’ll do this on another day.”

Because I was not used to waking up at 5 AM, other thoughts and feelings came up and blocked me from the taking the actions that I thought would be good for me. Guess what? Those other thoughts and feelings were far more powerful than the original thought about jogging.

So, what do I do now? Or more importantly, what would you do now? Well, knowing one of my core values is integrity, I put myself in a situation where I would have to start jogging.

I went to my neighbor Ron, because I knew he went jogging in the morning. I asked him if I could go jogging with him the next morning and he said, “Sure, just meet me in front of the house at 6 AM.”

I replied, “Thank you. I will see you tomorrow morning.” I did not have to say, “I promise I will be here tomorrow morning at 6 AM.” Since one of my values is integrity, I have still given Ron my word that I would show up the next morning.

Now when the alarm goes off the next morning, and I don’t feel like getting up, I will still get up because honoring my word is more important than the feelings that come up that would have me go back to sleep.

We all operate from our thoughts, our feelings or our values. But if you are not in touch with your values, then you will be run by your thoughts and feelings instead. The wealthy are in touch with their values and that is what they lean on when thoughts or feelings that would block them show up.

In the next article of the series we will talk about how the wealthy focus on building their net worth more than how large their pay check is.

To Your Prosperity,