Achieving your goals is a matter of attitude. If you say you can, or if you say you can’t, either way, you’re right. And science can prove it.
When you ask the question “can I do this?”, your brain makes a judgement call – yes, you can”, maybe, or no, you can’t. However,“can I do this?” is the wrong questions to ask – the phrasing allows you to say “no, I can’t” and stop thinking.
If you instead ask “HOW can I do this?”, your brain continues working and engages fully with the problem at hand. It begins working to find possible solutions. We humans are natural-born problem solvers – it’s how our ancestors survived without the evolutionary benefits of fangs, fur, or deadly poison.
Also, if you want to reach your goal, you should always aim high. If you want 1 million dollars, why not try for 5! Even if you only make 1, 2, or 3, you’re still better off than if you’d only asked for 1.
This book helped me feel less ashamed of my dreams of becoming a billionaire and a future leader of the Confederated States of the World. Even if I fail, the process of trying will force me to become a stronger, richer, wiser, and more compassionate human being.