When the mother of Neytiri Moat, from the film Avatar said to Jake Sully:
It's hard to fill a cup that's already full,
I thought it could be a saying straight from Bob Proctor and his teachings of the 11 forgotten laws.
You may not recognize it, but when your mind is full of negative programming and conditioning, to the point where you go through life reacting instead of answer, you don't have room for much else.
You're stuck. No wonder nothing changes. Animals live like this. They react. To answer is to think, not to react.
Millionaires never react – they think – and then respond.
Develop the mind of a millionaire
Bob Proctor teaches people how to develop the mind of a millionaire with the 11 forgotten laws. It teaches that wealth is a state of mind, not a condition. To develop the mindset of a millionaire, you must be prepared to radically change the way you think – to change your life.
To do this, to gain a new spirit, the spirit of a millionaire, you have to be ready to give up the way you think about things right now. You have to be prepared to recognize that the results you feel in your life are due to your way of thinking – not to something outside of you. Not because of something someone did yours.
Five critical steps
Developing the mind of a millionaire means taking these essential steps:
- Take responsibility for everything in your life right now. No blame.
- Be ready to change the way you think all.
- Choose your dreams and stay focused on them.
- Don't fall asleep at the wheel – pay attention to everything – be in the moment.
- Follow this intuitive boost indoors – don't ignore it. Learn to act.
Millionaires think differently from ordinary people. They know they are responsible for what happens to them.
A millionaire could lose a fortune tonight and be on the road to another success in the morning. A millionaire understands that success and failure are the same thing. She is not too worried about outsiders. She knows that the externals come from within.
Everyone succeeds what they want to do – most just shoot for the treetops and are happy to land on the ground.
The millionaire shoots for the stars – she opens up to limitless possibilities – and hits the treetops or more.
Just because you see yourself failing doesn't mean you don't succeed. You are a success – you succeed to failure. Understand that if you are not focused on this, it cannot appear in your life. It’s so simple.
Give up the cabin mentality
We are all programmed with someone else's beliefs about life – be it our parents, our grandparents, our teachers, whoever it is. We think we are destined to grow up, go to school, get married, work for 40 years in a gray cell prison, retire, spend time with grandchildren and go to bed peacefully to die.
If it sounds like your dream life, you don't need the mind of a millionaire.
Most millionaires work for themselves. If they don't currently, they will be soon.
Believing that we have to work 9 to 5, that we have to work for someone else, is part of the cabin mentality. I see people locked in cabins and even if they can leave these cabins at the end of their day, these walls of cabins are still wrapped around their heads when they get home.
Visualize this for a moment if you want to:
A tiny gray cell floating around the head.
The only thought that comes inside the head of the cabin enters. This is because the cup is too full. It is the working class mentality – it is not the millionaire mentality.
The mind of a millionaire is free to explore and say "what if …"
The cabin manager mentality says: "I can't, it doesn't work for me, nothing ever works for me, WAH!"
Do you see the difference?
Bob Proctor is a millionaire – he walks his talk
Bob Proctor never graduated from high school and the best job he could find in the 60s was as a caretaker. At 26, he was just a janitor. The work is honorable and there is nothing wrong with that, if that is what you really want to do. But he didn’t. That's all he could get at the time.
Until he meets a man who gave him a book. The book was "Think and Grow Rich", by Napoleon Hill. The man told him to read it and be ready to try something new. Keyword here: ready to try something new.
But it didn't stop there. Bob Proctor has been reading this same book for almost 40 years. He carries the thing in tatters everywhere with him wherever he goes. He keeps it with an elastic.
This book changed the life of Bob Proctor – not because it is really something special – but because he read, read and reread it. Then he went out and bought himself a small battery-operated record player (the forerunner of the MP3 player) and played "The Strangest Secret" by Earl Nightingale again and again.
Within a few weeks, he had taken that full cup and emptied it.
And he filled it with the thought of a the mind of the millionaire.
Bob did not stay long as a janitor. Within a few months he developed his own business – and yes – you guessed it – provided concierge services to office buildings. This business has grown to make him a wealthy man. But he decided that it was not what he wanted to do. He sold this business and started again.
He decided that he wanted to teach others to do the same thing as him.
He has been doing it ever since.