Imagine the life of a highly gifted athlete.
Usually at a very young age, he or she knows they are different.
In PE class, they excel when the other kids struggle.
As soon as they get involved in team sports, their coaches realize how lucky they are.
By the time they’re in high school, they’d got big name colleges coming to their homes and promising them everything.
And if they make it to the pros, they live the life of kings.
All kinds of money, everything taken care of for them.
So long as they don’t make any stupid mistakes, they’re life is set.
These people NEVER have to worry about much.
They just show up here on Earth, do what comes naturally, and get all kinds of admiration and recognition and money.
Generally speaking, this is the same structure of people who build fortunes.
They just do what comes naturally, and it works out.
Sure, they struggle for years, sometimes decades.
But they have a collection of qualities where they KNOW they are doing what they are “supposed” to be doing.
What do they have that most people don’t?
It might not be based on what they HAVE, but what they DON’T have.
Once upon a time, there was nothing on Earth but a bunch of dirt.
And some cave people and some animals.
Now we’ve got all kinds of stuff.
AND all kinds of money.
If you were an alien studying humans, you’d conclude that we humans are pretty good at a few things.
One of them is making more humans.
Another is making more stuff.
If we study an anthill, you might conclude that we are similar.
Humans are busily running around all day.
Ants are busily running (or whatever ants do) around all day.
But ants are genetically programmed. They don’t have much of a choice.
Upon closer inspection, these aliens would see that humans have a bit more going on.
Human do stuff, and get paid.
Then they take that money, and do whatever they want.
Spend it, save it, invest it, give it to the poor.
People have been doing this since the dawn of civilization.
Do what they can, to make as much as they could.
The MORE people did this, the MORE stuff was invented.
Those metaphorical aliens might conclude that ants are genetically programmed to build anthills.
But humans are genetically programmed to make money.
All you’ve got to do is re-calibrate your brain, and get in the game.