Some Perspective on Success

In Robert Conklin’s book, Think Yourself to Riches of Life, he offers some new and old insights into the mental side of success.  The following can be great reminders for all of us:

I am

  • Want to know what you’ll be like tomorrow? Your consciousness today will be your state of being tomorrow.
  • If you want big success, you have to think big.  The average person does not think big enough.  Do you?
  • Highly successful people are not obsessed with material things.  They are more concerned with standards of thinking than with standards of living.
  • Big thinkers relate to the positive characteristics of others.
  • Successful people see opportunities all around them.  Do you?
  • Successful people have concrete values to guide them in their decisions.
  • Big thinkers look past today; their big dreams carry them through the daily grind.

Conklin provides some mental strategies to help:

  • Fasten in your mind all the details of success.  See it as yours already.
  • Use the affirmation, “I am.”  Replace “I will,” and “I would like to” with “I am.”
  • Don’t compete against others; doing so is training yourself to see them as adversaries.  Instead, set your own standards and compete against your past performance.

I hope these ideas were thought-provoking and motivating!

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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