How Wealth Requires Your Full Attention
The reason for my writing today is to explain how I believe wealth requires an individual’s full attention. That’s correct. I don’t believe you can build wealth with divided attention. Attention would be a conscious focus directed at a thing or an outcome. I want you to consider my statement that wealth, as an outcome or thing, would require your full conscious focus being directed at it.
You see, my definition of wealth would be abundance and prosperity in all areas of life. Many when they hear the word “wealth” they make it synonymously and exclusively, money. This article is not to downplay money, nor to lessen the reality that you need it and you need more of it. The person who thinks they can be wealthy without money is living life in an illusion and will be rudely awakened. And wealth is not only money. Money is going to fund your wealth, which is why it is necessary, but it is not wealth itself.
With that being said, you may read this and object, thinking that you do not wish to neglect the other areas of your life to become wealthy. Think about most of the conversations when the pursuit of wealth is brought up. Most people will insinuate that you don’t want to be wealthy and end up going to hell, losing your family, not being happy, or sacrificing your health and relationships. It’s almost an automatic reflex produced by the very thought of wealth. However, if we go back to my definition of wealth, which is abundance and prosperity in all areas of your life, the very thing you fear is most likely already happening to you now. You’re doing well with family but you’re broke. You’re a spiritual guru, but you don’t have close allies. You are in peak physical condition, but you have no money. The fear of sacrificing areas of your life in exchange for wealth is irrational because you’re already making those sacrifices and you’re not wealthy.
Additionally, it would be impossible to sacrifice areas of your life for wealth because by definition (my definition), wealth would mean you’re winning in every single area. If wealth means abundance and prosperity in all areas of life, then it means you’d be experiencing abundance and prosperity in all areas of life. Which also means if you’re not experiencing abundance and prosperity in all areas of life, you’re probably not wealthy.
So back to my original statement. What does I mean that wealth requires your full attention? And how does that work?
Wealth needs to be your outcome. Abundance and prosperity in whatever area of life you’re focused on at the moment. That’s conscious intention to make that area wealthy. There is also the broad intention for abundance and prosperity in all of the other areas of your life, even ones that you’re not immediately focused on. This would mean that you’re always conscious of your thoughts, actions, and plans. A person in this mindset would realize that everything they choose to do is either making them more wealthy or less wealthy.
Let’s not confuse “full attention” with “exclusive attention”. Picture a person driving. If someone is driving, they do need to have their full attention on the task at hand, driving, and also they need to have attention on all other elements involved in the task. They may even have some focus on things that have nothing to do with driving. But it doesn’t mean their full attention isn’t on the road. Wealth is much like this. It is a myth that if you are focused on wealth, you can’t also be focused on other things. In fact, you would be focused on wealth within those other things. I believe the retort that wealth can only be an exclusive focus comes from scarcity mindset. That’s the only reason why someone who focuses only on their family, job, and church, but is broke, overweight, and introverted could possibly be worried that if they pursued wealth it would cost other areas. As explained before, other areas are already being harmed in that person’s life and it’s their own personal reality that they must fail in one area to win in another that puts them in the position they are in now and prevents them from being wealthy in the present time.
So what do you do? If you are trying to build wealth, how do you make it happen? First you need a goal that encompasses your entire life. Then you need a purpose strong enough to drive you to want to do that.
Goal: I’m going to cook a meal.
Purpose: Because then I can eat it and I won’t experience hunger.
It’s that simple.
Next, you need to align your life so that everything you do is pointed towards that goal and purpose. If doing this would jeopardize any part of your life, you need to re-evaluate your goals and also the things you do and find out where the inaccuracies are so you can fix them and get them aligned.
Then you need to keep your wealth goal and purpose in the forefront of your mind in every single activity you do. This is how you give wealth your full focus.
This is easier said than done. You will need to do some deep planning, the right information, and the right coaching and support to properly execute this. This is what my firm does on a daily basis for our clients. If you’re ready to give wealth your full attention and you want to help click here and my team can work with you to get there.
Own Your Potential,
Grant Cardone Certified Coach
Jerry Fetta helps his clients gain more financial knowledge, make more money, keep more of it, and multiply what they keep.
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