“Mind over bull.”
As an adult, you are able to survive in this world because your parents may have given you the basics in how to go into world with confidence and live. But what your parents can try to prepare you for, that you inevitably have to do on your own is expand your mind. Expansion of the mind has to come from the inside out, not the outside in. That human growth of the mind that will allow you to become successful in whatever career endeavor you pursue. Because I don’t care how much talent you possess, if that mind is not clean, then you’re going to have problems progressing. And what do I mean by a clean mind. I mean recontexualizing the way you see the world in the current state so that you open yourself up to new possibilities. Those who don’t open themselves up will ultimately have a harder time succeeding. It will be hard to see that growth initially because you’re living in real time, but it’s gradual.
How do I know this considering I am so young? It’s because I now understand so much more at the age of 30 then I did at 20 because I shifted my perception on the world. But what I have also learned on that path is the difference between poverty versus prosperity; happiness versus depression. And it has a lot to do with how you perceive the world. Your perceptual views are very evolutionary based, and in order to move even through the ranks of socioeconomic, you have to shift perceptions. So if you want to go from being poor to building a life in the middle class, you can’t think the same way as you do when you are poor. There is a shared mind-frame of those that are poor that allows some to climb and others never to leave their position. And it’s because of the previous statement the ones who don’t leave poverty can’t connect to you.
Meaning, let’s say you are a lottery winner, and you win $1 million. A poor person runs out and buys a nice home and car, while the middle class person pays off their current home, and invest the rest in their children (if they have any), otherwise they safely invest in the market. Now, unlike the poor or even the middle class person, upper class understand that in context of this machine that is America, $1 million is so small. So they reinvest everything back in the system.But if you are poor and can’t understand why people win, that’s why. It’s not a conspiracy, they reinvest more than they spend. They put themselves in the know of whatever it is they want to attain. But that in itself all boils down to how your mind works and what you’re willing to open your mind to learn out here in the world.
In the end, the only way for your mind to grow is to open yourself to new ways of thinking. You have to epitomize what is evolution: a shift from what is simple to what is complex. Even in regards to household income, shift from simple to complex. That does mean going from poverty to prosperity is simple to complex, it simply means if you have found a way to go from poverty to the middle or even upper, you have defeated a statistical odd that said you couldn’t. So numbers in your case lie because you harnessed a skill to make this life work for you. So you have evolved, and you will continue to evolve.
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