Do you know someone who is afraid to confront reality?
Playing “pretend” is a fun game to play as a child. But as we mature, it’s important to remove our defenses and directly confront our challenges and obstacles.
Who knows you best? Do you have any friends who can give you advice? Ask them to give you an honest assessment of your strengths and weaknesses. Better yet, look in the mirror and see what your reflection looks like.
Are you easy to get along with? What are your values? Is your integrity intact? Do you accept responsibility for your actions and their results?
What does that have to do with creating your fortune?
You can be a “nice guy” and create wealth, but simply being a good person has nothing to do with getting rich. Only by facing up to the truth about ourselves can we fix what is broken and move forward.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw