The average person subconsciously believes he’s going to be discovered, saved, or made rich by an outside force in the future. It’s like the fat person slowing killing himself through obesity, who patiently waits for the next pill or potion to make him thin and healthy. They are convinced their hero on the white horses is right around the corner ready to save them from themselves.
The world class knows no one is coming to their rescue, and if their life is going to be uncommon in any way, it will be through their own efforts. The foundational principle they live by is self-reliance and personal responsibility. They’re not counting on the government to bail them out or their family to take care of them in their old age. Champions don’t wait for things to happen, they make things happen.
The more physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effort they invest, the more help they receive from others who have travelled the same path. Self made rich people have an emotional affinity for the driven, ambitious, upstart struggling to break free.
So while getting rich appears to be a linear process, the truth is it’s only linear in the beginning. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a team to build a fortune. The difference is, while the masses wait around for help, the great ones go to work and fight, never counting on help or support to arrive. And in true non- linear function, the harder they fight, the more help they receive.
So it turns out the self made man/woman is only self made in the sense that they proactively began chasing their dream with no expectation of assistance.
So it is time to build our own ship.