So I attended a seminar last night regarding real estate foreclosures and tax liens on housing institutions and how you can leverage such things to turn lump sums of profits. The seminar had some interesting points to it, but to me, the most interesting points were the general sayings that the speaker had said, which had absolutely nothing to do with real estate. I completely agree with these things that I'm planning on putting down, so it doesn't hurt to consider these yourself. I figured I would share them with you. 1. You create your own success. What this means is you can't be expecting other people to make your success story. Anyone that is successful, other than people who were born wealthy, always have to do things on their own. This is fine in my opinion, it makes you an independent person, and above all other things, it teaches you how to manage what you need to manage in order to be successful. 2. When going into an opportunity that you feel will financially help you out, don't think like the normal "pay-check to pay-check" people would think. This type of thinking would be, how much is it going to cost? Really you never want to be thinking like that, because that just puts a stutter in your dreams. The real question you need to ask yourself regarding any type of venture is "How much will it make me". And believe it or not, that is how most wealthy people approach new opportunities. 3. Tell yourself you're wealthy and that you're succesful. You might not feel that it's true, but a lot of wealthy people got to that point by engraving such things in their head. If you constantly are telling yourself that you're wealthy and succesful, you will eventually start believing it, and that's a great mindset to have. It makes you a lot more optimistic about opportunities. 4. Surround yourself by people who are succesful. Some of you might tell me that this one is quite obvious. But a lot of people know this trick, but never apply it. If you hang out with a bunch of stoners, what do you think you're eventually going to be doing? Owning a business? More than likely not. Consider it like this. When you're around a lot of people who are either succesful or trying their hardest to reach that success, it will make you want to reach success so much more as well. Start surrounding yourself with people who want to be succesful. Overall, none of these tips will be of any use if you yourself do not have the drive to do what needs to be done in order to become succesful. I hope you guys liked these points, they are all mental points, yet these mental points can help you out a lot in your own success dreams.