(originally published August 22nd, 2005)

I’m on a quest to become a millionaire in the next five years. To this end, I’ve started reading a number of books that talk about how becining a millionaire isn’t dependent upon what you do as much as how you think about money, having money, being rich, and how you want to live.

I tend to believe this because it flows with many of the other things I tend to talk about, as well as others, when it comes to changing behaviors to be a better you. For instance, if you want to be a better manager, you need to change some of your behaviors. If you want to be more accepting of other people you might have to change your behaviors. If you’re looking for your employees to have been customer service skills, you’re looking to change the behaviors of your employees.

So, that’s how it is with money, rather wealth. How do you think of it? Do you beg for it? Are you one of those many people who say “I wish I had more money”? Are you one of those people who says “I want to live comfortably?” Are you one of those people who thinks of money, or rich people as evil?

I’ll admit that some of that was me. I never thought of other people and their wealth because I’ve always thought that anyone who could make the money deserved the money. But I have learned that it’s not all about the dreams and wishes. It’s about changing how you think about stuff.

So, today I’m sitting here saying that I’m going to be a millionaire. I’ve got a plan that I’m going to work on, and I’m going to focus my mind on the having, not the wanting. And I’m willing to take anyone who wishes to go there with me; there’s plenty for everyone.