Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is one of a kind. Politics aside, Trump knows what it means to be successful in money and in life. In the world of real estate, there aren't many people who have amassed the wealth of The Donald. No matter what you think of him politically or when it comes to personal values, the Trump empire and success are more than impressive and outside the scope of thinking for the average person.
A recent Townhall.com story highlighted 25 quotes from Trump. There are five quotes that are 100 percent spot-on when it comes to success. Following these words of wisdom might not make you as successful as Trump himself, but they will get you moving in the right direction.
"Rich people are rich because they solve difficult problems. You must learn to thrive on problems."
The average person believes the only way to earn more money is to work more hours, with the exception of raises and bonuses. The great ones are masters at generating money through ideas that solve problems. They realize since there is no limit to ideas, there is no limit to how much money they can earn. Fortunes can be created almost overnight with the right idea at the right time. In the mind of the wealthy, the more problems that are out there, the more opportunity to become rich.
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
Most people believe that rich people are workaholics. While it's true many millionaires appear to be workaholics, for most it's because they love what they do and don't consider it work. In fact, after a while, money to these people is no more than a gauge that tells them when they have achieved their latest target. After earning their fortunes, many of the wealthiest people continue working because they simply love what they do so much.
"People who think achieving success is a linear A-to-Z process, a straight shot to the top, simply aren't in touch with reality."
The average person is living in a linear mindset that correlates work, time and money. They've been trained to believe by others in the middle-class consciousness that the longer you work the more money you will make. And since there are only 24 hours in a day, the only way to earn more money is by getting a raise. The linear line of thought is the only level the masses understand. The big money is always generated from the non-linear school of thought, where two and two no longer equal four and anything is possible.
"Luck does not come around often. So when it does, be sure to take full advantage of it, even if it means working very hard. When luck is on your side it is not the time to be modest or timid. It is the time to go for the biggest success you can possibly achieve. That is the true meaning of thinking big."
Most people are waiting for that lucky big break. They believe something or someone is coming to the rescue. It could be winning the lottery, a higher power or even the government. Sure, some people are lucky. But most fortunes are made through hard work and thinking big. Thinking big means operating at a level of consciousness where fear doesn't exist. It's focusing on the ultimate vision where anything is possible. Every dream that seems crazy to the masses looks surprisingly doable. Thinking big means steering clear of the small minded, petty thinking of the masses.
"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning."
Most people have talked themselves out of winning the great game of life before they even start playing. The most successful people play the game very differently, starting by having major-league credibility with themselves. They believe almost anything is within their reach, based on the power of their own self-image. While most people are selling themselves short and talking themselves out of attempting large goals and expansive visions, the pros are talking themselves into it. They don't recognize losing as an option. They create their vision of winning and striking it big and never look back.