Some people see others who seem to have more money than them and wonder how it is possible. No matter who you are, chances are you wish you were doing something different in life or had more than you currently do. I’m not saying whether that is the right way to see things or not. Conversely, you might be one of the select few that are doing exactly what you want in life and have everything you want and need. Or, you might be a Zen Master that learned the art of detachment and have no interest or attachment to material things. If you are either one of these two: Congratulations- you don’t need to read this article!

For those of you that can’t help but feel that the grass might be greener on the other side, but can’t figure out how to get there, I’m going to fill you in on a little secret. It’s usually not luck or coincidence, and it is more than just the job they have. There is a psychology underlying the appearance the successful attained. They may not even be aware they are doing it, and those that are aware of it usually don’t share what I am about to, because they have a fear based mindset, falsely believing that there is not enough wealth or success to go around, and they want to keep it for themselves. Or, they may just like feeling better than you! (Of course, they really aren’t.) As for luck, this is a label most often applied by those that lack understanding. For example, someone that knows absolutely nothing about investing, and thinks it is just a gamble, could see someone that regularly takes gains in the stock market as being “lucky”. But that investor is aware of economics, cyclic movements, public sentiment and patterns, company fundamentals and other factors, such as: proper timing.

If we are talking about a psychology of success, why use an example of a person that has a good job or investing knowledge? Certainly they just trained themselves and anyone can do that, right? Maybe you think that the issue is not luck, but rather time and money to begin with. Perhaps they are ahead of you only because they had the time and money to become educated in a profession or skill that earns more than you. Where does psychology come in? The psychology here underlies what you see on the surface. It was the original thought and attitude that preceded their idea and culminated in the results you observe. Their concept was followed through with determination, will-power, focus, resourcefulness, and a consistent belief in their idea becoming reality. This perspective forces events to occur in which opportunities are created. The determined individual is always ready for opportunity and recognizes it when it is presented, wasting no time or hesitating in stepping through that door. They found a way to obtain the funds for the training they desired, they became educated and they persisted in their belief in no other truth than that of their eventual success, until it ultimately became their reality.

For some this process happens smoother and seemingly with less effort, and of course some people are born in to more advantageous circumstances than others. But this doesn’t negate our point, it only brings up the potentiality of metaphysical intentions. Besides, history is filled with stories of success from those who went through extreme circumstances and prevailed against all odds. If you ask them how they did it, they will tell you they always believed things would work out. They left no room or possibility in their minds for failure to accomplish their goals. They are no different than you or I, we can do the same. Don’t let laziness or excuses prevent you from completing your mission; but if you compromised your original desire for a change in situation that you now deem beneficial such as: having children, there is certainly nothing wrong with that. This advice is aimed at helping those that feel lost and want to get back on track, not those that have changed their course and are happy with it. So, think about how to redesign your life, if that is what you want. Then research the pre-requisites to acquire what it is you want. Finally, find a way to accomplish the ascertainment. “Where there is a will, there is a way”, so they say. This is how we can make our own luck in life.

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