“We never see people like us do it, so we have no reason to believe we can,” he wrote.
He added: “We’re left with a deep-rooted, toxic belief that earning more is only for ‘other’ people. Then tell ourselves things like, ‘I can’t earn more, I don’t have time/an idea/the right background.'”
He called this a self-limiting belief — but once you realize it’s not a fact, he said, you can get started earning more money.
He broke it down with simple math: If you make $50 per hour, work 10 hours per week for five months, you could earn an extra $10,000. To earn that in two-and-a-half months, you’d have to make $100 per hour at 10 hours per week.
“Whether you actually make $50 per hour is beside the point,” he said. “The real message is this: If goals seem too out-of-reach, we’re not able to visualize what to do. Instead, dream big, start small.”
Source: Ramit Sethi [https://www.businessinsider.com]