The psychology of happiness and wealth really has more to do with how you communicate with yourself than any outside force. Most people think that the money comes first – then the happiness. But, contrary to popular belief, money is a byproduct of happiness.
Tony Robbins speaks of the five keys to wealth and happiness, listed below. And, when you examine successful people who are not only monetarily wealthy but also fulfilled in their life, you will notice that the following five elements have been followed.
Five Keys to Wealth and Happiness, as described by Tony Robbins…
1) Learn how to handle frustration.
What gives successful people the “superpower” appearance of being able to plow through roadblocks? Just as described in the beginning of this post, the ability to accept each roadblock as a learning experience has to do with how you communication with yourself.
If the love of your life dumps you, you could ask yourself, “why does this always happen to me?” or “how can I go on living?”… OR, you could state emphatically to yourself, “thank goodness he left so I can make room in my life for someone who’s right for me!”
The art of communicating with yourself in a positive way can be used in both business and personal roadblock situations.
2) Learn how to handle rejection.
This begins with facing your fears. We all frame our behaviors around two things: eliminating pain and gaining pleasure. The only way you can learn to handle rejection is to link extreme fear with the alternative of your goal, and link extreme pleasure with the desired outcome.
Most us decide to quit pursuing our desired goal because the pain of rejection exceeds pleasure we anticipate at the desired goal.
It helps here to focus daily on extreme pain that you would have to be undergoing should you be left with the alternative of NOT achieving your goal, and also focus on extreme emotional excitement and passion of what you would feel once your goal has been achieved.
It might help to know that the famous Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken started his business at the age of 65 and had to undergo 1009 rejections for his chicken recipe before he received the first “yes” from an interested party to go into business with him. Just remember, the more rejection you get, the better you are, the more you’ve learned, and the closer you are to your outcome.
3) Learn how to handle financial pressure.
Here Tony teaches to anticipate a future problem before it appears. This will keep the financial pressure gauge from boiling over. A good hockey player skates to where the puck is anticipated to go – not to where it is now.
Also, learn to respond to problems as they arise, and not “react”. Too many of us get emotionally involved and take financial pressure personally. Having to undergo financial pressure is not attack on your character or integrity. Simply think each problem through and arrange a payment plan if necessary – don’t ignore creditors until they become overwhelming. As Tony says, “Money is like anything else in life; you can make it work for you, or against you.
4) Learn to handle complacency.
It has been said that when we stop growing, we die. This is why you find so many successful wealthy people quit their careers and begin a totally new career late in life. Getting too comfortable with your life can be disastrous because we stop growing.
Find ways to be creative with what you love while adding value to the world. If you do this, you will find yourself growing in a very positive way. The key to managing complacency is to stay focused on your vision and make sure you don’t “major in minor things”.
Become a “student of possibilities” and stop believing that what you’re trying to do is “impossible”. If it’s hard to wrap your brain around that, then ask yourself, “if this were possible, then how would I do it?”
“It’s not the events of your life that determine how you feel and act, but rather the way you interpret and evaluate those experiences”… Anthony Robbins
5) Give more than you expect to receive.
Many people harbor the misconception that rich people are greedy and want only for themselves. We get these “mind viruses” from movies like “The Titanic”, “Superman”, “Spiderman”… and the list goes on where poor people are good and rich people are bad.
In reality, wealthy people are the greatest philanthropists of the world. This is because they attained their wealth by adopting the habit of giving more than they receive.
As it says in Wallace Wattles, “The Science of Getting Rich”, the way to get rich is to give more in value than the money you receive. Obviously, you can’t give money to get money. But wealth is measured in many ways, and the more you understand the psychology of happiness and the 5 keys to wealth and happiness, the more you will find yourself adopting a new set of beliefs that the best way to help others around you is to first help yourself, then lead others to do the same.
Just remember that you don’t need to attain your goal of wealth to be happy; you can simply decide to be happy as you’re pursuing your goal. And, it’s the journey that brings the keys to a happy life.
I used to think that I just had to live with the life that I was handed. But after learning more through listing to successful, wealth happy people from personal development audios, I’m now learning that life is truly what you make it.
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