“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffet
Being confident at oneself is one of the key criteria to become a millionaire. Look at the confidence aura exuded by Warren Buffet when he expresses the sentence above. It is not a coincidence that he can make it as big as he is today. Today’s question is, how do we build up our confidence level to propel us to our millionaire goal?
Firstly, set smaller and achievable goals for yourself at the beginning of your path to the millions. No, we are not thinking small. In fact we should think BIG! The point of doing this is so that you can achieve all your initial goals. Imagine in a new business venture, you set your target profit at 100,000 USD in the first two months. What happens if you profit ends up lower than that? Your confidence would hit the rock bottom and it would take you some time to recover your confidence. It would be more practical to set your target profit at say 5,000 USD, one which you are more likely to hit. After all it could be your first venture and you might have no prior experience running such business. Your confidence grows as your hit your first target, then set a bigger one for yourself. As your continuously hit higher and higher goals, your confidence will also skyrocket!!
Secondly, keep a record of all your past successes. One way you can do this is by creating a Confidence Box. Put all the inspiring stories, any accomplishments, testimonials, thank you letters from customers (everything positive!) into the box. Alternatively, you can also keep a Success Diary where you record all your successes daily, regardless of how small or how big they are. Go through the items in the box or the Diary when you need motivation as we tend to forget how far we have come at difficult moments. A Confidence Box and a Success Diary are the proofs of our capabilities and will show us how awesome we have been.
Thirdly, mingle with like-minded people who are also working to achieve their millions. It is essential to put ourselves in an environment conducive to grow our confidence and to keep us motivated. There is no better place to put ourselves other than among the crowd who are also trying to achieve the same thing as us – to become a millionaire. Join social and networking events to meet more people like you! Not only will you be able to exchange ideas, you will also be able to motivate each other.
Success will come more easily when we are confident at each step we are taking to achieve our goal to become a millionaire!