In athletics or any career that requires an edge, I’ve heard the mantra, “Go hard or go home.” While it may sound harsh, this short phrase reveals the secret of a millionaire mind. When it comes to making it big financially, there’s no middle ground or room for mediocrity. Instead, you have to go hard — or go home and acknowledge that wealth isn’t for you.
Why There’s No Average Millionaire Mind
In general, people recognize the truth in the phrase, “Go hard or go home.” After all, if you’re going to do something, either be the absolute best you can be or don’t do it at all.
You may be saying, “Harv, I like to play golf sometimes, but I’m not very good. What about that?” While you don’t necessarily have to excel at hobbies like golf, for everything else the rule applies. For golf, even if you’re not very good, you may get something out of playing. You do it strictly because you want to, no reasons needed.
Consider, though, the difference between something you do for fun versus something you’re doing for your life. Golf is fun, but what about your discipline when it comes to working towards financial freedom or living a more healthy lifestyle? Being an average golfer is fine, but there’s no such thing as an average millionaire or an average millionaire mind. You’re either a millionaire or you’re not, and quite frankly there aren’t as many millionaires as there are wanna-be millionaires.
In other words, you can’t just “okay” yourself to riches. You’re either going to master wealth, or you’re not.
The Warrior Millionaire Mind
That’s where the warrior mentality comes in. To achieve the millionaire mind, begin training yourself to think like a warrior. Remember, the warrior always chooses to be a master. A warrior has to! There is no other option. For a real warrior, mastery can make the difference between life and death.
Mastery isn’t as much a skill as it is a matter of discipline, desire, and commitment to taking your life to another level. Most people are not living anywhere near their potential because they’re playing in the minor leagues. In contrast, major leaguers, no matter what job or industry, are making lots of money because they’re not afraid of themselves. Additionally, they’re not afraid of the work, the responsibility, or making the necessary changes. They believe they must play big in order to win big.
Does it take more work to play in the majors than in the minors? Not necessarily. It takes more practice for sure, but sometimes all it takes are minor adjustments to your thinking and how you apply your skills in order to make big changes.
Change Your Thinking
If you want to master anything, you’ll have to do at least some things differently. Your standards must change. Instead of thinking, “This is okay;” you need to say, “I can do much better.” Then, find more reasons to keep bettering yourself and growing your mastery.
Can you be a master at everything? No, nor does anybody need to be. Instead, you need to prioritize. Choose and focus on the things you really want for yourself. Whatever you choose, promise that you’re either going to master it or not take it on at all. Remember, if you aren’t willing to see your potential and hold yourself to it, then you won’t master much.
You will always get what you’re willing to settle for. In fact, the hardest part isn’t actually becoming a master. It’s deciding that you’re going to be one in the first place — and not going backwards from that moment on.
Now it’s your turn! Are you playing in the major leagues or still down at the minors? If you are mastering your life, what was the turning point to get you to make the shift up? If you are still in the minors, what will it take to get you to play bigger? Share here — someone just might read what you write and be inspired to live a better life.
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