We are going to bust the lies and myths that we were taught to believe in order to become rich and successful. I’m making this video because many of these lies, they discourage us and make us think that we don’t have what it takes to be rich and successful.
I want to reveal to you the truth so that you don’t ever doubt yourself, because yes, you are capable of becoming rich and successful.
I want to see you become successful so let’s confront these lies and myths. And if you know of any other myths or lies, please comment them down below.
Lie #1. You need to read a lot of books to become rich and successful.
This is a bunch of nonsense. You do not need to read a lot of books to become successful.
I do agree that reading certain books, such as educational books or self-improvement books, are beneficial to a certain extent. However, the knowledge that you obtain from a particular book is useless without the application of that knowledge.
If you read a lot of books and you gain a lot of knowledge but don’t act on that knowledge, then what good is it?
Just think about it. That would be like you reading a book about how vegetables are good for you but never end up eating them. And then you read another book and you learn that exercising is good for you, but you never end up exercising. And then you read another book that says drinking a lot of water is good for you but you never end up doing that either.
Additionally, if you read a ton of books and learn 100 things and try to apply 100 things all at the same time, then you’re going to be a hot mess. You’re going to be stretching yourself too thin and you’re setting yourself up for failure.
It would better if you read fewer books and actually apply the knowledge learned properly.
I hope that makes sense.
You can obtain a great deal of knowledge from books. However, if you don’t apply that knowledge properly, then you’re just wasting your time. I encourage you to read books; however, you don’t need to read a ton of them to be successful. What is more important is the application, practice, and mastery of your newly learned knowledge.
Lie #2. We always hear that you need to wake up early in order to become successful.
What a lie. What a bunch of crap.
We often hear stories about role models, or celebrities, or athletes on how they wake up and start their day at 4:30 AM. In a typical one of these stories, they start off with a healthy breakfast. The story, by this point, usually has mentioned a protein shake. Then they’re off to the gym getting their workout in or they’re jogging doing their cardio. By the time they start doing their actual work, it’s still early and they’re making tons of money and being successful. They typically say I love it this early in the morning; nobody is up early enough to interrupt what I’m doing.
They tell you this story to portray to you, how disciplined they are.
This is all one big lie. The fact is, you do not need to wake up early to become rich or successful. It would be a miracle if I made it to work by 9:00 AM at my own will.
Just because you don’t wake up at 4:30 AM does not mean that you will not be successful. I just like sleeping late. I sleep at a later time so I wake up at a later time, it just makes sense. My body needs to rest.
The fact of the matter is, every human being receives 24 hours in a day. And the majority of people need 6-8 hours of sleep to have their body function optimally. Under those variables, everyone is awake for the same amount of time in a day over the long run. If you wake up super early, then you’re going to sleep super early. Just because you wake up early, doesn’t mean that you have more time in the day than me.
The truth is: what is more important than waking up early, is how you utilize your time. Are you being effective with your time? Are you being efficient with your time? It’s what you do with your time that is more important than at what time you start your day.
Therefore, do not believe the lie that you need to wake up extremely early to become successful. My advice is to make sure you’re getting the right amount of sleep for your body to perform optimally. And then with your time, when you are awake, make sure you’re not wasting it. Make sure you are using your time wisely.
Lie #3. You need to have big goals.
This is such a lie. You do not need to have big goals to become rich or successful.
Yes, it is true that many rich and successful people set out with big goals and they have achieved those big goals. I’m not saying that it doesn’t work; I’m just saying it is not necessary to dream big in order to become successful.
In a lot of instances, this lie discourages us from becoming successful. I hear a lot of people say I don’t know what I want to do with my life or I don’t know what I want.
That’s fine, don’t let that discourage you. You don’t need that “aha” moment where it’s like: “I had a vision”.
You can become successful and do great things without big goals or big dreams.
The truth is that a lot of people find success by setting small goals. Once they achieve their small goal, they set a new goal that’s a little bit bigger. And then they become successful because they keep on going.
Look at my story on YouTube. For no particular reason, I created a YouTube account. When I created my YouTube account, I never had a goal to reach a million subscribers.
I decided to make a video. After my first video, I thought I might as well make another one. After that, I thought I might as well just make a few more. I gained a few hundred subscribers, so I thought maybe I’ll just keep going. And that’s what I did. For no particular reason, I just kept going.
My advice to you is that you do not need goals that are revolutionary. An evolutionary approach is just fine. Evolutionary means progress, little by little. As long as you’re headed in the right direction of success and you keep going, then you will be successful. The key point: evolutionary, not revolutionary.
If you are failing with a big goal mindset, you might want to change your mentality to setting smaller goals and then incrementally building on your victories.
Lie #4 You need a mentor or a coach
You do not need a mentor or a coach.
Let me ask you, what is the function of a mentor or coach? They serve to help you improve yourself. There’s a lot of ways you can self-improve and it doesn’t require a coach or a mentor.
For some people, a coach or a mentor will provide a positive impact. And that’s great for them, but everyone has different learning methods and styles. Some people can self-improve from reading books. Others self-improve by getting advice from their peers or trusted ones. I personally, self-improve from learning from my mistakes.
When something goes wrong, I try to understand what happened and try to learn from it so that I don’t commit the same mistake again.
Mistakes are my greatest teacher. But again, that’s just me. It’s different for everyone so please don’t believe the lie that you need to invest, and God forbid, spend money on a coach or a mentor.
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