Unsuccessful people are constantly trying to avoid problems. They back away from challenges. The irony is that in their quest to make sure they don’t have problems, they have the biggest problem of all… they’re broke or close to it. The secret to success is not to try and shrink your problems; it’s to grow yourself so you’re bigger than any problem.
One of the biggest differences between rich people and poor people is that highly successful people are bigger than their problems while unsuccessful people are smaller than their problems.
Imagine a “level 2″ person is looking at a “level 5″ problem. Does this problem appear to be big or small? From a “level 2″ perspective, a “level 5″ problem would seem BIG.
Now imagine a “level 8″ person looking at this same “level 5″ problem. From this person’s perspective, is this problem big or small? Magically, the identical problem is now a SMALL problem.
And for a “level 10″ person, it’s NO problem at all. It’s just an everyday occurrence, like brushing your teeth.
It’s important to realize that whether you are rich or poor, playing big or playing small, problems do not go away. Face it, as long as you’re breathing, you will always have problems.
Therefore, the size of the problem is never the issue – it’s always the size of you!
The secret then is to never stop grow yourself as a person, to always be bigger than your problems so that they become insignificant and appear to disappear. Not because you won’t encounter any problems, but because you’re big enough to handle them easily. A universal principle states that “at all points in time you are either growing or dying”. That’s why it is essential to keep learning and continue to work on yourself.
The bigger the problems you can handle; the bigger the business you can handle, the bigger responsibilities you can handle, the more customers you can handle and the more money and wealth you can handle.
So why won’t people want to “think” and “grow” bigger? What stops them from achieving everything they’re searching for in life? Usually, it’s because they believe they can’t handle “big” or they don’t want to handle it.
Why? Because “big” often equals bigger responsibilities and bigger problems. Many people want the life of their dreams but don’t want to deal with the added responsibility and effort required and expected of them – it’s the fear that keeps them poor.
Remember, everything you wan in life lies outside your comfort zone; everything you want in life is on the opposite side of fear. This year, challenge yourself to live outside your comfort zone. Commit to growing yourself.
Starting this month, don’t shrink from problems, don’t avoid problems and don’t complain about problems. Practice not letting problems bother you. In fact, don’t even call them problems; refer to them as “challenges” or “situations”.
Practice handling problems with elegance and ease. Avoid complaining and stay present and handle one situation at a time with an open mind and an open heart. Trust in the resources you have that everything will work out in the end.
The bottom line is that if you become a master at handling problems, what can stop you from happiness and wealth? NOTHING!
This article was adapted from T. Harv Eker, creator of the Millionaire Mind Intensive. For more information on how you can change your money blueprint and fast-track your way to wealth