A recent study by Harvard professors found that when people are faced with financial stress their IQs go down by 13 points. The most basic understanding of an IQ is that it measures how well we learn by reading. This means that when we have money problems we are less effective at gathering the necessary information we need to be successful. This can be solved by changing your focus from what you are currently going through to what you want to be going toward.
How to do This
Dr. Robert Pascale, author of the 2012 surprise hit The Retirement Maze, is one of the foremost thinkers in his field. He starts his days by addressing his goals and then takes aim.
For those who are familiar with his work, you also know that he retired at the age of 51 before he started writing, and some conclude, ‘well, of course he can do this. He’s rich.’ But just the opposite is true. He is rich because he does this.
By writing down what it is you want out of life you can take your focus off of where you are and place it to where you want it to be. This will bring a better lifestyle, which, in turn, will lead you to be successful, which, in turn, brings about a better lifestyle.
While negative thinking brings about a viscous cycle of poverty and depression, this method brings about an amazing cycle that leads to wealth and prosperity.
It has worked in the fields of publishing, sports, and the Internet. Many people have found it possible to succeed online because they were able to take a focus that had been previously distracted from their goals to one that focused like a laser.
The Success Stories
The Kleer-Fax paper company wanted to succeed online, but found that they were comfortable with how they were doing business already. However, their competitors were launching websites every day. Finally, they launched their own site and it has added to their retail sales by a large margin.
Steve Klein, a businessman in New York City, found that he was unhappy with his weight. Just like with money, we can use this program to transform ourselves in other ways. He decided that he wanted to use the success principles he’d applied to make his fortune to getting in shape by training for a marathon. He put it down on paper and reviewed it every day. Within 90 days he was ready to run his race. While he didn’t come in first, he won the race for for good health.
The actress Jennifer Garner is a well-known positive thinker. While some believe she’s just getting by on her incredible beauty and great talent, she directs people to Napolean Hill’s Think and Grown Rich. By asserting the principles to be successful, she, and many others, have found they have a better lifestyle, whether they wanted to succeed online, improve their health, or make it in show business.