Self-made millionaires do not “work”, they produce outcomes. One after another. A goal is nothing more than the pursuit of an outcome. We create outcomes by engaging in activities that tap into our inner talents, our inner genius.
Each human being has certain gifts, certain inner talents they are born with. Those few who are able to unearth their inner talents, excel in life. These rare individuals focus their energy on developing their talents and applying those inner talents to produce outcomes that benefit society in some way.
Unfortunately, our education system has succeeded in shifting the focus of education from identifying and unleashing each individual’s inner talents with the need to learn certain basic skills that do nothing but prepare individuals for a job. We have been systematically reprogrammed from creators into machines.
When we are not using our inner talents we are unhappy. Most individuals are unhappy in the work they do. According to a 2012 survey conducted by “Big 4” accounting firm Deloitte, 80% of those surveyed did not like their jobs. In another survey conducted by Gallup in 2013, 63% of the 230,000 employees in the survey said they were unhappy with their jobs.
The self-made millionaires in my study have succeeded in bucking the system. Somehow these individuals were able to break free of the systematic programming to earn a living, to creating a life of meaning. They pursued things in life that they were interested in and passionate about. That is their legacy.
If you want to succeed in life you must buck the system. You must find your inner talents. There’s a process. I’ve written about it often. It’s called Dream-setting. When you Dream-set you create a blueprint of your ideal life. Inside that blueprint you will find your inner talents, the preprogrammed greatness that exists within each individual’s DNA. When you tap into your inner talents you cease being a machine. You become a creator, focused on creating outcomes rather than a paycheck.