Here’s an exercise for you. Imagine that it’s possible for you to earn 10 times your current annual wage.

The first reaction of most people to that exercise is to smile briefly and then begin thinking about why it isn’t possible. But, as Mark Twain once wrote, there are a thousand excuses for every failure but never a good reason.

The main preoccupation of the average American seems to be money, or the lack thereof. The tragedy in this is that the average person has the inherent potential to earn far more than he is earning currently.

Is the manager earning $250,000 per year 10 times smarter than the manager earning $25,000? 10 times more experienced? Does he work 10 times harder? Of course not.

Here are two things you can do to start increasing your income:

1. Identify the highest earning people in your field. Find out what it is that they are doing differently from others who aren’t doing as well. Copy them every day.

2. Set a goal to double your income over the next two or three years, and then figure out what you have to do to achieve it.

Get started!

[Ed. Note: Doubling your income is a reachable goal. So is the goal of becoming a millionaire. Especially if you follow men and women who have reached seven-figure net worths in seven years or less. ]

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy has accumulated over four decades of studying the success habits of successful people. He has then taken these practices to train groups, both individual and large corporations what is necessary to make personal success simple. Find out about Brian Tracy and his expertise here