The Ultimate Reason To Become A Millionaire

By: Mike Litman

The Ultimate Reason To Become A Millionaire

By Mike Litman

Why should you strive for financial success?

For the money you will receive? For the attention
you might garner? What is your reason?

I would like to suggest another reason for you
to consider.

Recently, I was sitting down with multi-millionaire
Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins' original mentor, and he told
me what he feels is the best reason to become
a millionaire.

He said...

"Set a goal to become a millionaire for
what it makes of you to achieve it."

He went on to tell me about his own mentor...

"My own mentor, Mr. Schoaff, had an interesting way
of teaching it. When I was 25 years old he said, ‘I
suggest, Jim, that you set a goal to become a
millionaire.' I was all intrigued by that. You know,
it's got a nice ring to it - millionaire.

Then Mr. Shoaff said, ‘Here's why...'

"I thought to myself, ‘gosh, he doesn't need to teach
me why. Wouldn't it be great to have a million dollars?'

Then Shoaff said, "No. Then you'll never acquire
it. Instead, set a goal to become millionaire for
what it makes of you to achieve it."

"Do it for the skills you have to learn and the
person you have to become. Do it for what you'll
end up knowing about the marketplace. What you'll
learn about the management of time and working with
people. Do it for the ability of discovering how to
keep your ego in check. For what you have to learn
about being benevolent.

Being kind as well as being
strong. What you have to learn about society and business
and government and taxes and becoming an accomplished
person to reach the status of millionaire."

"All that you have learned and all that you've
become to reach the status of millionaire is what's
valuable. Not the million dollars."

Jim Rohn told me a lot of amazing things in our time
together. But, after all of the millionaires I've
had the pleasure of interviewing, this lesson really
stands out as advice we should all follow.

You need to ask yourself:

What kind of communication skills do I need to
develop in order to become a millionaire?

Then begin working on them.

Ask yourself:

How must I think in order to become a millionaire?

Then begin thinking that way.

Ask yourself:

What kind of people do I need to associate with
so I can achieve my goals faster?

Then strive to become a person those people will
want to be around.

None of us can afford to underestimate the value
and importance of this reason to become a millionaire.

In other words, the greatest value you will receive
by becoming a millionaire is the person you have to
become to make it in the first place. That is the
greatest reward of your journey to success.

In fact, Jim Rohn wasn't the only millionaire who
helped me to realize the power of this lesson. A couple
of years ago, Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author,
Jack Canfield gave me the same lesson when I sat down
with him.

Jack said, "It doesn't make a lot of difference
to become a millionaire. I've done that many times
over and I can tell you that it's nice to have a house
and a car that doesn't fall apart and all that."

"But, what's more important is who did I have to become
in order to become a millionaire?"

"I had to learn how to overcome my fears. I had to learn
how to talk in front of groups. I had to learn how to
plan a speech. I had to learn how to ask people I was
initially afraid of to loan me money, etc."

"All of that was scary. But, when I did it and
survived it, I was no longer afraid to do it in the
future. Now you can take away my house, my money, my
car and everything, and it wouldn't matter. I know
how to create more of those things because of who
I've become NOT what I possess."

What these millionaires taught me is priceless.

The point is you must go after your goals and dreams
with a burning desire because you will begin to see
a transformation in yourself. A greater self-confidence
and belief in yourself will be the first of many rewards.

Jack Canfield went on to say, "You want to set goals
that are high enough that in the process of achieving
those goalsFree Web Content, you become someone worth being."

Now THAT is what I call the ultimate reason to
become a millionaire!

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