What You Become


What You Become

January 12, 2021
Will Yang
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I’ve been going to the gym in the morning on work weeks for about three years now. Recently, I’ve developed a ritual where I listened to something motivational during my 10-minute warmup on a cardio machine, before hitting weights. Thanks to Spotify, I get a plethora of motivational speeches. They are short and sweet. Usually 8-12 minutes. Perfect for waking me up, getting me pumped and psyched for the day/workout.

This morning’s listen was from Jim Rohn’s Psychology of Wealth Thinking. It resonated with me so well that I listened to it a couple of times. Here are the lines that stood out for me and made me ponder for the rest of the day.

  • Here is the big challenge of life: you can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than what you are. The other side of the coin reads, unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.
  • Income does not far exceed personal development.
  • Success is something you attract, not something you pursue.
  • Success is looking for a good place to stay, so instead of going after it, you work on yourself.
  • The major question to ask on the job is not what are you getting. The major question to ask on the job is what are you becoming.
  • The big question is not what am I getting paid here. The big question is what am I becoming here.
  • Because true happiness is not contained in what you get. Happiness is contained in what you become.

The question of the day was, what am I becoming?

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