Mindset Mastery 167 – Finding Opportunity

We’ve been through our process of self-reflection and analysis, a process that came at a very opportune time. Now as we turn the New Year, we have another timely post, this one on finding the opportunities by which we can accumulate wealth. Inspired by the works of Napoleon Hill, it’s a  great way to start off the New Year!

Where And How One Can Find Opportunities To Accumulate Riches

Now that we have analyzed the principles by which riches can be accumulated, we naturally ask, “where can a person find favorable opportunities to apply these principles?” Let’s take a short look and see what opportunities exist for people looking to create wealth.

To begin with, let us remember that most all of us who have gained access to this book live in a country where every law-abiding citizen enjoys freedom of thought and freedom to act. Most of us have never taken inventory of the advantages of this freedom. We have never compared our unlimited freedom with the curtailed freedom in other countries.


But most of us have freedom of thought, freedom in the choice and enjoyment of education, freedom in religion, freedom in politics, freedom in the choice of a business, profession or occupation, freedom to accumulate and own without aggravation, all the property we can accumulate, not only in our own home countries but also abroad, freedom to choose our place of residence, freedom in marriage, freedom through equal opportunity to all races, freedom of travel from one state to another, freedom in our choice of foods, and freedom to aim for any station in life we have prepared ourselves for.

We have other forms of freedom, but this list will give a bird’s eye view of the most important, which constitute opportunity of the highest order.

A Life Blessed

Next, let’s recount some of the blessings our widespread freedom has placed in our hands. Take the average American family for example (meaning, the family of average income) and sum up the benefits available to every member of the family, in this land of opportunity and plenty!
Food. Next to freedom of thought and deed comes food, clothing, and shelter, the three basic necessities of life.

Because of our universal freedom the average American family has available, at its very door, the choicest selection of food found anywhere in the world, and at affordable prices. Likewise, every working American (and even some who are not) has the ability to obtain decent housing, and where incomes are insufficient, government programs come to the rescue. Clothing is easily obtained as well, if by no other means than the charity of others, but, being a prosperous country, most modern Americans have closets so overflowing with clothing that they could clothe two or more families of the same size (a conservative estimate at that).

In Return

Only the three basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter have been mentioned. The average American citizen, as well as the citizens of all the free nations of the world, and even some that are not, has other privileges and advantages available in return for modest effort, not exceeding (leastwise without compensation) eight hours of work per day. Among these are the rights to life-saving medical care regardless of the ability to pay and the privilege of automobile and public transportation, with which anybody can come and go as they please.

The average American has security of property rights unrivaled in so many of the other countries in the world. Money can be easily saved in the bank with the assurance that the government will protect and insure it, and make good on the amount if the bank fails. If an American citizen wants to travel from one state to another he needs no passport, no one’s permission. He may go and return when he pleases. And when he goes he has the option of traveling by train, private automobile, bus, airplane, or ship—whatever his money can buy him. In a number of the nations of the world, travel is not nearly so simple or so cheap.

In Your Hands

With very few exceptions, those of us with access to this book most certainly have these simple needs and opportunities available to us, right within our own reach. What that means is that the possibility to build wealth and be wealthy is within the grasp of each and every one of us—we simply need the resolve to see it through. There is no better time for building such resolve than now (although there is also no time when we cannot resolve to build a better life, regardless of the date on the calendar). Let this be your known factor and your resolution from this day forward—know that the opportunity is there for you to take, if you are willing to step forward and take it!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2010

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Harry Lynn says:

    What a great message to start 2010 ! !st class Sean ! See you on the forum

  2. You are right Sean, every time is a good time to resolve to build a better life, and maybe a different date than New Year is a good idea, as I start to associate the New Year with “failed resolutions” 😉

    When we count our blessings and recall what a great starting point we have for a great life we have to remember that there is more than just material wealth. We can learn to read and write, express our opinions, access information and take action if we decide to do so. We ARE really blessed to have all this.

    On to a great year, full of opportunities and action taken!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  3. Where And How One Can Find Opportunities To Accumulate Riches? Like a lot of things, the first and most important place to start is with yourself. Riches are not all monetary and you can have multiple bank accounts with enough digits in front of the zero (without a minus proceeding) but still be poor.

    If it’s money you seek first seek what it is that you want to do, take the step to do it and the rest will follow.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

    • Hi Sarah,
      I fully agree. Even so it seems to be normal to talk about financial wealth there are so many other areas where one can be wealthy or poor. For most of us it is not actually the money we want, but the lifestyle. Doing what we love, being with our friends, having all that we need. By finding out what we really want the money for we do the first step towards attaining it.
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Wealth Creation – What is Wealth? =-.

      • Too many people like wealth with money like they do success with popularity. The most publicized celebrities are considered the most successful while I feel success can lie in the modesty and ability to avoid the spotlight, directing it to others who want to be the headlines and top news stories. I’d much rather sit back and enjoy my successes by myself and spread the “wealth” around anonymously.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Attracting Good People and Good Books =-.

  4. There are opportunities everywhere. In fact, the most successful people I know don’t see themselves as having problems, only new opportunities.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  5. Lina is right, opportunities are endless it’s just how you see them and embrace them that is valuable. Embracing the opportunity of my maternity leave (one year in Canada) I have already completed my novel, helped family, go for regular walks and spend a lot of quality time with my son. Some people would see this time off as a chance to do nothing, I see it as a chance to catch up and get ahead!
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

    • You sound like a true winner Sarah 🙂
      Poeple that want to do nothing will also receive nothing. If you want to get something you have to go for it and take action. Doing nothing will result in exactly that – nothing.
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

      • I appreciate the compliment and, may I say, accurate insight lol . Nah… I’m pretty modest and happy to be surrounding myself with such brilliance and positivity. I have to say I’ve been waiting for this experience all my life and am grateful I found it so soon (I’m just a young lass).

        I’m certainly an action taker. I only listen to tv now, getting so much done while it’s playing and I have goals in mind that I love accomplishing for myself and the time left over I love helping / encouraging others. I hope to be an inspiration to my son, at the very least, but know I’m always striving to be an inspiration to strangers – in combination the ultimate experience.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Attracting Good People and Good Books =-.

  6. Freedom of speech, Freedom to live….Freedom to make choices – Freedom to experience how to be wealthy, how to make wealth for us and those around us. That is true Freedom. Luckily for us women that the rules over time have changed and we too can experience what men get to experience. Are we as equal as men? In some areas we have passed men, in other areas of our life Men will always be further than us Women. That is the beauty of Freedom 🙂
    Here’s to Freedom
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Its Meant To Be =-.

  7. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I love this post very much because you are completely right. We are all so fortunate and I think sometimes it’s easy to forget this and take basic rights and privileges for granted. I think we can imagine what it must be like to live without food, shelter or clothing but I think we’re so used to having these things each day that we don’t give them a second thought.

    I think once we begin to see the things that we could be grateful for, it’s much easier to see the opportunities that are available. In a free country, we can make our own opportunities and for that we should be truly grateful.

  8. Hi Sean,
    You are right. I am learning more and more each day and realize that the opportunities coming by are endless. I’m also discovering how to look at obstacle’s that used to get in the way of making good, the opportunities. To me this is a new phase of learning and it is exciting to think I am progressing along very well.

    Thanks Sean, for the opportunity, that I may do well.

    • Think of these obstacles as the brick walls keeping out those who really don’t want it. If you do want what’s on the other side of the wall you’ll get through it. Read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch if you want the full inspirational outlook on this. It helped my perspective!
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

      • Hi Sarah,

        I love The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It’s one of my favourite books. I think he was an amazing man and I’m really grateful I’ve had the opportunity to watch his Last Lecture online.

        It definitely changes the way you look at life and living. 🙂
        .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

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