“Everyone admires a man with good sense, but a man with a warped mind is despised” (Proverbs 12:7 TLB).

There are too many people who think the most important requirement for success is money. So they go for money, and all their lives, they keep going for more of it until they eventually get frustrated. That’s not how to become a success.

Success always begins with a dream. Joseph was a young man who had a dream of success. His brothers envied him for his dream and tried to kill him. But they couldn’t kill him. Instead, they sold him into slavery in Egypt. It’s hard to kill a man with a dream. Joseph’s dream kept him alive until it eventually came to pass. If you have a dream and you’re disciplined enough to pursue it, nothing can ever stop it from coming to pass. The only person that can kill your dream is you.

Your dream in life shouldn’t be about how or where to get money. Instead, it should be about improving your world to be a better place than you met it. To realize your dream, you need capital, and by that, I don’t necessarily mean money. Money is not the most important capital you need to realize your dream. The first and most vital capital is your mind. That’s what determines whether you become a success or not.

Your mind is where earth-shaking ideas are born. Those ideas, if properly harnessed, are more valuable than money. Money is a slave of your ideas. If you nurse your ideas long enough and discipline yourself in the direction of your ideas, money will eventually come looking for you.

It’s important what you set your mind upon everyday. Get rid of the wrong stuff that won’t do your mind any good and go for edifying and educative material that will help you think right. Polish your ideas; refine them and get ready for a great future!

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