We’ve got to learn to correct those errors
whether they are errors in philosophy or something
else.

My mentor asked once why I wasn’t doing well.
I showed him my paycheck and I said, “This is all
the company pays.”

He said, “well, that’s really not
true. With that philosophy, you’ll never grow.”
I said, “No, no, this is my paycheck. This is all the
company pays.”

So, he said, “No, no, Mr. Rohn.
This is all that the company pays you.”
I thought, ‘wow, I’d never thought about that.’

He said, “doesn’t the company pay some people
two, three, four five times this amount?” I said, “well
yes.”

He said, “then this is not all that the company
pays. This is all that the company pays you.”
For your income to multiple by three, four, five,
you can’t say to the company, “I need more money.”
You’ve just got to say to yourself, ‘I need a correction
in my philosophy. I can’t blame circumstance. I can’t
blame taxes. I can’t say it’s too far, too hot, too cold.
I’ve got to come to grips with myself.’

That is really where it all begins. It’s corrections
of errors in judgement and in your own philosophy.

– Jim Rohn in Conversations with Millionaires

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