Saying “I cannot afford it” vs Asking “How can I afford it?”
One is a statement, and the other is a question. One lets you off the hook and the other forces you to think.
This is just one of the many little gold nuggets I picked up from the book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki.
True enough, if you say “I can’t afford it” – you are essentially dismissing the idea that somehow, there is a way for you to acquire whatever it is that you cannot afford at the moment.
But, if you ask yourself – “How can I afford it?” You are putting your brain to work.
Subjecting your brain to some mental exercise on a daily basis makes your brain stronger.
As the rich dad said, automatically saying “I CAN’T AFFORD IT” is a sign of mental laziness.
So, before you say: “I cannot afford to hire a virtual assistant.”
Why not ask yourself, “What can I do to afford to hire a virtual assistant to help me get things done?”
Imagine if you have somebody doing all the tedious things that you know you can outsource, you are essentially, freeing up your time so you can focus on growing your business. Think, client acquisition, and scaling.
See? Mental exercise, love.
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