I Always Knew I Was Going to be Rich

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by Ryan

“I always knew I was going to be rich.
I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

-Warren Buffett-

This is one of my favorite quotes from Warren Buffett. Why? Because it shows the confidence, unwavering belief, and commitment to an idea that he possessed. As you most likely know Warren is now one of the richest people in the world, but it all started in his mind and with his unwavering belief. He knew he’d be rich and it was that simple, there wasn’t anyone who could tell him otherwise. What have you always known?

Unwavering Beliefs
An unwavering belief is what sets apart the “crazy” from the normal. The crazy are the ones who dream, who strive, and who challenge themselves everyday to work towards making their visions a reality. They take the road less traveled, take the leap, and blindly follow their instincts. To those who follow the straight and narrow, they are out of their minds.

Much like a car needs gas to drive down the street, you need an unwavering belief to persist towards your goals and provide fuel for your inner fire. Without this belief the car will swerve off the road and you’ll head in the wrong direction, away from your goals, away from your dreams, and away from your purpose. You’ll get stuck in the traffic jam of life.

What Unwavering Beliefs do you Have?
Can you say with 100% certainty that something will happen in your life? Will you meet your investment goals for the year, will you hit your fitness goals, will you build that successful business, will you follow your dreams, will you buy a one way ticket to change your life?

Many of our biggest obstacles are in our own minds. I’m not stranger to this and deal with it quite often myself. Is this blog good enough? Why would people ever want to read what I have to say? Who am I to build a site about Waikiki? These are just a few questions that occasionally cross my mind. It gets tiring to think like this and shows I need to continue to work on myself, but the best way to continue down the path is to work through it and get back into the zone where I forget about all the what ifs and focus on believing it’s possible.

If you learn to have an unwavering belief you will be able to accomplish your goals and you will be a success at whatever it is you’re shooting for. How do you learn this? By reaffirming everyday that you’re good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like you! (if you can tell me where that quote came from I’ll backlink to you on Friday’s roundup :) ). It’s not something you’re going to learn by simply reading this post, but by each day stepping towards your goals, reaffirming your beliefs, and taking action. Each step will concrete your belief just a little bit more as it becomes a reality. If you need someone to tell you you’re good enough, shoot me an email.

We’re all the same really, but those of us who have unwavering beliefs will win, because we constantly persist towards our goals as we believe they are possible. The world is just waiting for you to stand up and follow your unwavering beliefs. Take a lesson from Warren, and simply know that something will happen in your life.

My Unwavering Beliefs
I know this site will be successful, I know I’ll be a published shark photographer, I know I’ll be a performing pianist, and I know you can accomplish your dreams. These are some of my unwavering beliefs.

What have you always known? What are your unwavering beliefs?

Please take a moment to reaffirm your beliefs by physically writing them out and sharing them below.

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Tom | Build That List March 3, 2010 at 1:02 am

What amazing confidence. I would love to say that I have never doubted that I would become rich – but I am not that strong in myself. I have days where I just want to chuck everything in but I just keep thinking, ‘If I quit now, I will never know how close I really was to making it!’

Thanks for the inspiration!
.-= Tom | Build That List´s last blog ..The 4 Reasons People Unsubscribe Mailing Lists =-.

Paul March 3, 2010 at 1:10 am

Ryan,

I found this post very inspirational and worthy of a second read. I agree will all you have said, the difficulty sometimes comes with those horrible negative thoughts.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Regards

Paul
.-= Paul´s last blog ..Rocky Road =-.

Experimently March 3, 2010 at 2:03 am

Those are strong beliefs, good luck in achieving those goals.

As for me, I know I’ll run a marathon.

Moon Hussain March 3, 2010 at 3:55 am

There are days I k now I’ll make it and the other days, it’s not that I necessarily doubt myself, but my mind is clouded by stress.

I absolutely love that quote.

I have always known I’d leave “the pack” and make my own path.
I know I will “make it”, no matter what.

There, feels good!
.-= Moon Hussain´s last blog ..My Massive Passive Income Brain Dump: What Do You Think? =-.

Jeff March 3, 2010 at 4:39 am

Stuart Smalley from SNL. Even though I’m not a fan of Al Franken, the character is very funny.

It’s March 3rd, you should be at least 9.6% done with your monthly goal. Knowing you, I’d bet you are much further than that :-)
.-= Jeff´s last blog ..Net Worth – February 2010 =-.

Investing Newbie March 3, 2010 at 5:50 am

Warren Buffett isn’t one of the richest people in the world; he is one of the wealthiest people in the world. You totally wrote a post about that!!!

I, too, have always known that I am going to be “rich”. I’m not sure how I’m going to get there, but I’m taking small steps every day to make that a reality from taking control of my finances, to carving out a lucrative career path for myself. Next step, hopefully is b-school.

Maybe I’m not going be as rich as I’d like, but I know without a doubt, that I’m always going to be in a good place. Sure, I’d love more money and such, who wouldn’t? But I’m more than pleased with where I am in life because I worked hard to get here.
.-= Investing Newbie´s last blog ..Expense Report (Feb 2010) =-.

Jeremy Johnson March 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

Warren Buffet is definitely one of those people who is just plain heads and shoulders above the rest financially. He’s a mutant or something with an extraordinary brain and will.

I have not always had an unwavering belief in myself. Not until the last few years. In my mind I have some catching up to do. But I also believe that if I give more than I expect back, that the finance part of it will take care of itself.

This requires work, effort, and concentration every day – and it’s not always easy, especially as you get later in life with a family and full time job. But it’s not impossible either. I’m glad there are examples of people who have found success in their lives, but at the end of the day, it becomes time to put up or shut up for myself and what I’m hoping to achieve.
.-= Jeremy Johnson´s last blog ..Introducing The First Wizard, Lisa Irby =-.

Tess The Bold Life March 3, 2010 at 6:54 am

Hi,
I invited you a while back to be a guest post on The Bold Life. I rank 273,917 if you’re still interested in a guest post.
Tess
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s last blog ..Bold Solutions For A New World =-.

Investor Junkie March 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

This post rings 100% true. You think you can, you can. You think you can’t, you are also right!
.-= Investor Junkie´s last blog ..Weekend Reading for February 28, 2010 =-.

Monevator March 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

The other thing with Warren Buffett is he put what he said into practice from an incredibly young age.

Lots of people say they will be rich. Lots of kids, too. Warren believed it — and then he immediately did something about it. (He owned his first stock at age 11 or similar, and had loads of jobs!)

You’ve already made a start with the Waikiki site. You’re already ahead of 90% of the population who talk but don’t do!
.-= Monevator´s last blog ..Buffett: Why the property bubble bursting was a good thing =-.

Arlene March 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

Wasn’t it Warren Buffet who made that comment? In life you always need a strong focus and a strong belief in yourself that your goals can be accomplish. I try to be realistic towards my goals to make sure this would be a life changing experience in a postive way. Take baby steps but at the same time be practical.
.-= Arlene´s last blog ..Home Grown Business Tips =-.

Financial Samurai March 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I know one thing, and that is if I fail, it won’t be due to a lack of effort!

Arlene March 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Was that sarcasm? Not at all! I just gave my own perspective and din’t you ask where a quote came from.
.-= Arlene´s last blog ..Home Grown Business Tips =-.

Money Reasons March 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Warren Buffett is my Financial Hero #2 (Benjamin Franklin is my #1), in may ways Warren shadows Benjamin Franklin, even the mischief he got into. Basically, he thought outside of the box, but also walked outside of the box!

Seem like you are pursuing a similar path, but with style! We all wish you luck and are rooting for you!

Someday, you’ll have to post some of your pics of sharks… Maybe in 2 years, after things are flowing very nicely for you?

Meghan Fife March 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

The power of our thoughts is a point some don’t take very seriously and should.

It becomes easier and more natural to think a certain way the longer we do. One day at a time people. Sometimes it’s even one hour at a time for me.

We will do what we set our hearts and minds to.
.-= Meghan Fife´s last blog ..The Files =-.

RainyDaySaver March 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

The power of positive thinking (and , I’m sure, plenty of hard work and dedication).

I know I will finish paying off our credit card debt in the next few months.
.-= RainyDaySaver´s last blog ..New Blog Look =-.

kenyantykoon March 4, 2010 at 6:44 am

that i will be greatly successful. i have always felt in in my bones and now i see things aligning to this

Jason @ MyMoneyMinute March 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

It IS amazing what we are capable of when we put our mind to it. Why is the fear of failure such a deterrent?
.-= Jason @ MyMoneyMinute´s last blog ..Wine On A Budget: Oak Creek =-.

Financial Samurai March 4, 2010 at 9:56 am

Ryan, thanks for your post. If we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?

Where’s today’s post btw?? :)
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Treat Your Job As If You Won The Lottery =-.

LenciB March 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

I love this post! My biggest challenge in many things has been myself. I have daily affirmations that I read and a vision board up to help me keep my goals and dreams before me. I also know: faith without works is dead! So in addition to reading & believing…I make some sort of step toward the goal/dream. Every day I ask myself, am I doing anything to be a step closer to my goal?
.-= LenciB´s last blog ..March 2010 Goals =-.

Kristine March 4, 2010 at 11:26 am

If there is one thing that I have learned is that wealth begins with the proper state of mind. We don’t notice how well our minds create the lives that we live. What we think about, creates the focus for our minds to make that happen.

When Warren Buffett says that he always knew he was going to be rich and didn’t doubt it for a minute, shows us just how our thoughts and beliefs lead to the actions we take to achieve the desired results we want.
.-= Kristine´s last blog ..Limitations to College Savings Plans =-.

LeanLifeCoach March 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Many years ago I began reading a lot of the self-help books and picked up (Zig Zigglar maybe?) the concept of PMA. No, not PMS, PMA- Positive Mental Attitude. During those early years of my career I accomplished more and went further than anyone believed. Due to a couple significant negative experiences including an unexpected divorce I lost faith in possibility. It took years to regain that inner spirit but after having it, losing it and regaining it I cannot agree more. You truly can accomplish what you set your mind to. It may not be easy but it is possible!

Great job writing Ryan!
.-= LeanLifeCoach´s last blog ..5 Ways People Waste Money =-.

Evolution Of Wealth March 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

My question is it really unwavering belief? Or is it know how to and being able to change or even erase doubt when it pops up?
.-= Evolution Of Wealth´s last blog ..7 Disability Insurance Add-on Features =-.

harvestwages March 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hey Ryan,
I’ve read this post over and over. this should be the 6 time i’m reading the post. So, today i decided to leave a note :)
For me, i am who i know i am. I know i am rich and wealthy, i presently have all i need, thanks to my mindset. The greatest attractive force on earth is the force generated by our thoughts. And with this mindset, i don’t know what could make me average. Focus and determination is my thing :)
.-= harvestwages´s last blog ..Top 5 Social Media Business Models For Entrepreneurs =-.

Kathmandu March 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

THis is a great article. I always had this kind of feeling that I would be successful one day. Seems like these idea somewhere fit into me. Great man. keep it up.

I would love to read more articles.

scottbarrononline March 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm

What I find the most challenging is to have unwavering beliefs but also create a backup plan. I believe in the universal effect of positive thoughts and energy. But I’m also programmed to think, “what if”.

A great example is my unemployment hearing. I knew in my heart that I would win, but created a backup plan, just in case. You’re right, we can be our own enemy.
.-= scottbarrononline´s last blog ..ONE campaign =-.

The Simple Machine March 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

Allow me add a couple other quotes that I like:

1. “Life is too short to be small.” – Benjamin Disraeli

2. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists.
.-= The Simple Machine´s last blog ..Getting Smart about buying a Car! =-.

Peter Moyana April 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

IT’S ALL TRUE THE LAW OF ATTRACTION IS KEY AND WORKS… BELIEF IS ESSENTIAL AT ALL TIMES, AND THAT IS FOLLOWED BY ACTION. YOU GOTTA ACT FOR IT TO BECOME A REALITY. AWESOME POST MAN.

Girl Startup April 11, 2010 at 12:58 am

“The crazy are the ones who dream, who strive, and who challenge themselves everyday to work towards making their visions a reality. They take the road less traveled, take the leap, and blindly follow their instincts. To those who follow the straight and narrow, they are out of their minds.”

I love this quote, would I be able to use it on my blog and link your name back to here? Just love it!

You know I just recently came across my belief.
I know without a doubt that I am going to have a successful online business, surrounded by creative, imaginative, witty people, that want to build a great fun loving site, where everyone is embraced for who they are :)
.-= Girl Startup´s last blog ..What I learnt from starting an online business that I was not passionate about. =-.

Roman Soluk April 29, 2010 at 4:10 am

Well, this posts really impressed me. I’m new to this blog, but your articles are awesome!!! Very inspiring! Thanks!

I know I will achieve my goals! And I wish YOU success either with your dreams!
.-= Roman Soluk´s last blog ..Music and its impact on our life =-.

Kharim May 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Very nice posting… I hope you will be successful :)
.-= Kharim´s last blog ..Blogging Your Way To Success =-.

Neil June 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Hi Ryan,

I wish I could say that my belief in myself was unwavering, but it has been through some pretty tough challenges over the years! I find that the best way to keep this belief is to read/hear motivational stuff like this. A great source for such inspirational writing is http://theartofmanliness.com (despite the name there are many posts of use to both men and women).
.-= Neil´s last blog ..Solve Your Debt Problem – Talk About It =-.

Jim August 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

i believe that i have been given many gifts in life and will continue to get many more that are going to be even more grand. the main reason i will continue to get gifts is my willingness to share with friend, family and complete strangers. this is all for the greater good.

Mandeep August 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

I have always had the same confidence in myself. It’s like I know it will happen because I will make it happen. Not only that but, ever since I was little most people used to tell me, “Your gonna be rich one day” because of my work habits. I try not to be over-confident though because it can steer you in the wrong direction. If you can dream it, you can achieve it, don’t forget to put in a little bit of effort. Very interesting post.
.-= Mandeep´s last blog ..Attract 1-000 New Visitors to Your Website without Using Social Media =-.

Tammy October 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I read this and stopped dead in my tracks: An unwavering belief is what sets apart the “crazy” from the normal. The crazy are the ones who dream, who strive, and who challenge themselves everyday to work towards making their visions a reality. They take the road less traveled, take the leap, and blindly follow their instincts. To those who follow the straight and narrow, they are out of their minds.

Wow, do we know each other? lol We’re made of the same cloth my friend!

Scott November 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

To those who read books:

The Millionaire Next Door

by Thomas Stanley

Wanna be rich? spend less, save more (invest)

chris March 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

Really?
Everyone believes and promises themselves that they are going to be rich in some point of their life but have no idea what it really takes? What is the next step into really becoming successful when your accomplishing nothing?

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