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title:Wealth Building and Success – Here’s Your First Step!

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author:Jason Oman
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date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:19
category:self_improvement_and_motivation
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If you want to be more successful in any area of your life, and especially if you’re into wealth building, then there is one single step you MUST take before anything else.

Nothing can affect any kind of positive change on your
success or wealth building journey until and unless
this step is taken first.

Recently I came across the best written example
I’ve ever seen that emphasizes the importance
of this crucial concept.

I don’t know who originally wrote it, but I found it in a
great book called ‘The PowerMind System’.

It’s a poem called, “It’s Your Fault”:

If you hate your job and you DECIDE to stay there,
it’s your fault.

If someone offers you a better job, but it requires
you to move to another city, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE to save no money during your working
lifetime, winding up broke and embarrassed at age 65,
dependent on charities for survival, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE not to study or read in your chosen
field and find yourself never rising above mere
mediocrity, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE to spend more money than you make,
running yourself into debt by satisfying one
capricious whim after another, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE to waste all your time on meaningless
activities, neglecting all the important things you
could do with your life, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE never to read a self-help book and then
suffer dramatically because you are ignorant of success
principles, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day,
then get lung cancer, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE to spend no time building a loving
relationship with your spouse and your spouse
divorces you, it’s your fault.

If your life isn’t working out well and you DECIDE
to do nothing about it, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE never to help anyone else in life
and wind up lonely, it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE on goals that are completely self-serving
and you have a hard time getting others to support you,
it’s your fault.

If you DECIDE never to pray and find that God works
no miracles in your life, it’s your fault.

So, what is the first step to wealth building or success
in any area of your life?

The first step is to take ‘personal responsibility’ for where you are, for what you have, and for what you create.

The only one who is responsible for the way your life
works out is you. You can’t ‘change’ the past, but you can take responsibility for controlling your future.

All it takes is to DECIDE.

DECIDE now to take personal responsibility for turning your future into the future you want it to be.

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