How do you look at the money you spend – as a cost, an expense, or an investment?
There are costs and there are payoffs to every decision you make, and this is true whether you are referring to time, money, or attention. You will need to give up something in order to get something else.
And therein lies the problem. Even if they know better, many people really do want to get something for nothing, or at least something for next to nothing. They may not realize that the cost they are willing to pay is not enough to overcome the payoff they get for keeping what they currently have.
When that attitude is present, is it any wonder that people are disappointed with the results that show up in their lives?
Until you can shift your mindset to really believe that the cost of whatever you need to give up (money, time, attention) is less than the payoff you will get with the new outcome, you may be willing to suffer through the familiar in place of the better.
Your health and personal development are two areas you would be better served by shifting from a cost mindset to an investment mindset. After all, any money you pay to improve your physical or your mental health will pay you back many times over.
You’ve probably heard the dilemma by many a CFO when looking at a training budget. “What if we train our employees and they leave?” What’s worse: not training them and having them stay?
There are risks and costs to a plan of action, said JFK, but they are far less than the risk of comfortable inaction.
So consider yourself and your own growth. Shift from a cost to an investment mindset, and you will be well on your way to becoming the person to whom whatever you truly desire can’t help but be attracted.
Don’t believe it? Stay where you are and be right or shift and see what happens.