Mike Todd, probably best known for being Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband, was obviously a smart and driven man. He made millions of dollars in a wide variety of industries, with wild ups-and-downs that certainly would have defeated many others. When things were bad, Todd regrouped and began again.
Perhaps much of his fortitude can be explained by his only famous money-related quote:
“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.”
I know people who live in a the frame of mind of being poor. They can’t see the possibility that they will ever be anything other than poor, and the results reflect their expectations. I also know people who are confident that they will succeed, even despite big obstacles, and they usually do.
I absolutely believe that vision, commitment and perseverance are the keys to getting what you want. Sometimes convincing yourself to push forward and keep trying is the hardest part of attaining any goal. If you can reframe your expectations, it makes it easier to fulfill them.
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