The Path to Abundance

This past week I spent a bit of time in two different worlds. I was in Toronto for IGNITE, a business achievement conference put on by Richard Robbins International it was unbelievable. At the conference, I was surrounded by the most successful people in my business, and the energy reflected that everyone was dedicated to attracting success and giving before receiving.

After the first day of the three day conference, I spent some time with my friends from my alma matter, the University of Toronto. Most of them are just finishing up their undergraduate degrees, and are figuring out what to do with their lives.

One of them is graduating this year and just landed an ‘awesome’ job as a researcher at a marketing firm making 40K a year plus benefits. One of them is going to do a Masters because he doesn’t know what he wants to do. Some are going to law school, because it’s what is expected of them. None of them know what they want to do.

Through speaking with a few of them one on one, it became clear that they all wanted to have a lot of money when they were thirty, but they didn’t want to work hard for it, nor did they have an idea of how to do it. They had no discipline, and no vision. They didn’t know why they wanted the money, just that they wanted it so they could have the ‘freedom’ to sit around and watch ESPN on a large screen plasma TV all day long.

I shared a message with them, one that Rich Robbins has given to me. What I shared with my friends has the potential to change their lives, and it has the potential to change yours if you grasp it. Freedom is being able to get yourself to do what you need to do when you need to do it.

For example, this past year I didn’t have the freedom to go to Italy for a month with my gorgeous girlfriend Sarah because I didn’t have the discipline to earn $200,000 in profit. Some people don’t have the freedom to play the piano, because they never had the discipline to take lessons and practice every day. Most people don’t have the freedom to send their children to a private school, drive a nice car or live in a nice home because they never had the discipline to be financially responsible.

The cool thing is that you can change this at any time. Once you make an irrevocable decision that today will not be like yesterday, you will start to do what you need to get where you want to go. I’ve made an irrevocable decision. I know that in 2007 I’ll have the freedom to continue with my dreams, because I have the discipline to build a great business.

Most people don’t success because they aren’t disciplined. Failure is errors in judgment repeated every day. Success is doing the small things every single day that will build a great business and an incredible life. Discipline is the path to abundance.

Benjamin Bach is a Wealth Building Consultant dedicated to building wealth for his clients through smart Real Estate investments. You can read his business blog atΒ and learn more about how to attract success into your life at his personal development blogΒ 


6 responses to “The Path to Abundance

  1. I think you have hit the nail on the head. Discipline is the most important feature in success. Ben, I think you were talking to the wrong friends though…

  2. I stumbled on your blog and was very struck by your post, but I don’t think we would see eye-to-eye about very much. I was repelled by the judgemental attitude implicit towards lack of material success (or success in anything). It isn’t possible for everyone to be hugely wealthy: there aren’t enough resources to go round and there always has to be someone changing the nappies and cleaning the toilets. I agree that individuals need to behave as though they can change their lives and I agree that discipline is a virtue we should all cultivate. Moral passivity does nobody any good. But a constant focus on a ‘success’ framed in material and financial terms causes anxiety and unhappiness, a constant measuring up against the person who’s just ahead in the race, not to mention a lack of understanding towards those less fortunate. There *are* people who are less fortunate. Maybe it wasn’t that I didn’t practice the piano enough. Maybe I was just tone deaf.

    As for your young friends who don’t know what they want to do, I can’t see the point of making loads of money if you hate what you do every day. It’s not a question of lack of discipline, but of making hard and lasting choices about what kind of person they want to be and what they want to do with their lives. It’s worth spending a bit of time over that. Having a big car is not really a meaningful life-goal.

    Anyway, good luck to you and I hope you love what you do and are thoroughly happy and contented…

  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation πŸ™‚ Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Workingman.

  4. Chicken and rice cakes, interesting. I’ve only had dalkbal, the chicken feet, which I assume was in the same hot sauce as this. Not sure about the mus Click

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