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What Is Your Center Of Influence
Home Self-Improvement Advice
By: Patric Chan Email Article
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There are already plenty of books written about belief system, both scientific and motivational. What I would like to do is to share with you how my belief system works. Maybe it works for you too.

You see, I was never cut out to be successful in the first place.

I never did well in school - probably because I lost focus, playing around too much then. So I stopped after high school; I've never studied in a college or University before.

My job is rather "futureless" -- I ended up working on the streets selling greeting cards, door-to-door.

I don't come from a rich or well-off family -- that's also the reason why I didn't further my studies; it's too painful to take my folks' hard earned money that way. There wasn't any financial support for me to pursue what I wanted to do. We're your typical middle class family - my Dad's a cab driver and my Mum's a housewife. But most importantly, we're happy. I've never felt upset that we weren't rich and I'm proud of my Dad for driving a cab to take care of our family.

I don't have any special or unique talent -- I mean, there are people who are highly talented in sports, inventions, programming, arts, music, etc. that allows them to become millionaires. I don't recall having any of those talents.

I live on a small island -- not one of the big cities where there are plenty of opportunities. Although environment does influence one's success, I can confidently say that it's not entirely true. With today's technology, you can be rich anywhere you live.

I don't have any "connections"- some people became wealthy because they know the "right" people who can elevate them to the next level. I didn't have any entrepreneur friends or know of any millionaires personally at that time; nobody was around to guide me with advice about wealth and success.

I could have gone on, continuing with my ordinary life as it was... if it wasn't for a "vengeance" that I had.

Nothing evil. Not the kind of vengeance where it makes you want to kill someone or anything like that.

It's a feeling that makes you want to prove to the world that you're better than that.

But actually, in retrospect, I was just trying to prove it to myself.

It's the time when you deny your situation; denying that you're incapable of achieving more in life, that you're stuck with your existing, futureless life.

That makes me hungry.

You see, you got to have that kind of hunger, that kind of drive to BE successful.

When I was trying to achieve success then, I was beaten up emotionally from so many angles.

If you've been to motivational seminars, you probably know that you are supposed to network with other attendees. I mean, the Gurus teach that networking is important for success, right?

I kid you not, I was a very positive fella. But it seems like not many people wanted to network with me or wanted to exchange cards because I was nobody then.

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