(This is the first in a series of quotes that I'm going to be posting from T. Harv Eker's "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." These are powerful quotes that do a fantastic job summarizing the differences in the mindsets of those who become rich and those who stay poor. These are quotes that I revisit regularly and I hope they will be impactful for you. If you want to read my full review of the book, the link is in my bio). Do you really believe you can control what direction your life goes?
Hopefully most of you will say that you do, but do your actions back it up?
If you really believe that you can control the direction of your life, you'll take action to go where you want to go. If you don't, you won't. Instead, you will believe that you are just a victim of your circumstances.
It's easier to believe that life happens to you because it lets you off the hook. It's not your fault that you're poor. Or overweight. Or unable to find a good spouse. Those were all the result of bad breaks that came your way. You're just playing the hand you were dealt.
The reality is that everyone will have their fair share of bad breaks, but if you are proactively in control of your life instead of reactively responding, the bad breaks don't break you.
The very first step in any journey of self-improvement is to admit to yourself that you can makes things better, and are responsible for doing so.