You go to the same school as him, you even study better than him, you have more friends than him, you come from a wealthier family than him, you have more exposure than him, BUT when you grow up and come into the practical life, HE IS MORE successful and more wealthier than you. And then you wonder how it happened.
Well, it happened because his mind was more involved in creating a better life for himself than yours was. He wanted what you wanted but he was more focused on getting it at all costs than you were. You Were taking it easy and thought that it will all come to you but he realized that it will never come to him unless he goes and gets it for himself. He involved his subconscious mind by constantly focusing on what he wants and did it with a positive attitude. Mind is the most important ally you have in the war of life. Use it positively and you will conquer your world. Use it negatively and it will destroy all your plans regardless of your education, experience, background and opportunities. everything on one side and your positive mind on the other side… Without fail, your positive mind will win.
Businesses are not run by experience only, or money, or connections or products, these things i just mentioned are probably 30 to 40% of the entire business process. The other 70% is all your positive attitude, your tenacity to face challenges and stay calm, your resilience in times of despair and your constant optimism towards the future. Years ago i was reading an Article in New England Journal Of Medicine which mentioned that Physicians who are more optimistic and positive with their clients tend to cure their patients at a higher rate than the ones who are pessimistic. Simple to understand. If you went to a Doctor who told you that your common cold can turn into Pneumonia and Pneumonia into collapsed lungs causing you to die within 2 days, you will probably have a heart attack before your lungs collapse. A positive mind will find a way how it can be done as opposed to a negative mind which searches for reasons why it can not be done. And this approach applies to everything in life. May you be trying to get good grades as a student or trying to launch a company as an entrepreneur or running a multi billion dollar corporation. Thats why i always say that it is more important to become that person first who can become an entrepreneur later. Even if you become successful accidentally and do not have a positive mind set, chances are that you will ruin the business or never be able to take full advantage of the situation. Knowledge and experience are like weapons. You can use it to kill your enemy or kill your own self. And the trigger that will do either things is your mind. Positive mind will use the experience and knowledge to kill the enemy and a negative mind will do exactly the opposite. Money, Success and greatness is always created by a positive mind. Either you rule your mind and your thoughts, or your mind will rule you and your thoughts. It is that simple. Make a decision today to become the most positive person that this world has seen. What is the worst that can happen, at least you will be liked by your creator because you will not be committing the sin of pessimism (MAYOOSI) which is HARAM in your religion.