Undoubtedly this will be one of the strangest posts on this site, however as I sat the other day thinking about people who make a lot of money, I realized we shared the same line of thinking before. I mean, once you are making huge amounts of money every month, you stop thinking in the 100s of dollar range and start thinking in the tens of thousands range. Get even higher and you are thinking in the hundreds of thousands range. Once you get up to this range, spending 100 dollars on something becomes much less of a decision. If you lose 100 dollars, it’s like a drop in the bucket for you. The difference is a small change of mindset.
It’s pretty easy to just sit here and say to you that all you have to do to make more money is change your mindset, but I can actually give you some proof. Ever play any role playing video game? At the beginning of the game, you start out with minimal money. With this money you buy whatever meager equipment you can afford to be able to fight battles. As you progress through the game and win more battles against tougher opponents, you start accumulating more and more money. When you get more money coming in, you can afford to buy more powerful equipment. With more powerful equipment, you can then start defeating more powerful enemies, which in turn gives you more money for defeating them. Are you seeing a pattern here? It gets to a point in the game where you are making so much money that you don’t even buy stuff anymore because it’s so ass. You have top tier equipment and so much money that you can buy anything. You don’t even think twice about price, you just buy stuff you need. At this point, trading becomes the only viable option to get better equipment.
This change of thought from little money, to a good amount in the bank, to an ungodly amount in the bank is just a shift in attitude. It’s easy to do because it’s a video game. All it takes in the game is a couple hours time and you’re usually on your way. By now you’re saying to yourself, “Yeah, but that is only a video game!” What if I said it’s just as easy in the real world? One of the key differences in the video game and the real world is that it takes a shorter amount of time to build up wealth and the risks you take along the way are very small. The risks are small because you don’t have to actually worry about dying against a horde of demons. If the demons kill you, just restart at the last save point and roll. In real life, if you take a risk there’s the very real fear that you will end up broke. There’s also no save points in real life, so the threat of death is much scarier. However if you can get past this, life becomes a game. One way to get past the threat of death is to realize no one makes it out of this game alive anyway.
Life’s a game pups, treat it as such and you have a good chance of winning.
So many people would like an easy fix or to get rich quick. I imagine this also has to do with the fact that everyone has an expiration date and they want to waste as little time as possible. Again, think of this as everyday work. You don’t max out your character after a few minutes of playing the game (unless you buy your character on ebay, but that’s bullshit). Dive into the work and realize you have to go through it to reach the top. It’s just something that has to be done just like ‘grinding’ has to be done to get your character a higher level. Don’t complain, just go forth and enjoy! Embrace.
Spend as much time and focus in your business pursuits as you do in leveling up your character and you will dominate!!!