I have worked all over the world, I mean over Asia, China, South America, North America, Europe. As I go all over the place I usually ask, what do you really want? I have found that most people don’t want to be wealthy. What they want is that they don’t want to have any financial concerns. First, if they want to buy their new suit they can go and get one, if they want to make the trip, they can make the trip, if they want a new car they can get their new car. They want to just run out and spend or buy. Second, they don’t want to have any financial concerns. They want to wake up every morning excited about how they gonna spend their day. Third, they want to mix with people who are upbeat, and creatively productive. These are three things that people really want. In answer to your question if somebody is watching, what’s the first thing they should do? The first they should do is to understand why we have goals, not just set a goal, because most people don’t set goals right. They are operating with a limited level of consciousness so they’re thinking, If I could get a little more money, and if I could get him and her to help me, if this happened then I could do this. Maybe to get a new car, but we must understand these, we’re treating our life for our goals, literally trading our life.
Would you trade your life? For a car or a house, I don’t think so, so it’s got to be something really meaningful, and we’re not taught to think this way. We should sit down and don’t give any thought to where the money will come. It’s what do you really want, like Ed Hillary was a beekeeper in Auckland, and he wanted to climb mount
Everest, it had never been done, great people died trying to do it. He went in 1951 and failed, he went in 1952 and failed and in 1953 he stood to the mountain with Tenzing Norgay, but he didn’t know how to get there, until, after he had got there. Edison didn’t know how to illuminate the world, until after he had done it. The Wright brothers were bicycle mechanics in Dayton, Ohio no one believe they can fly. They trying it for years but they trying to do it. They didn’t know how and they couldn’t tell you until after they had done it. Now the first flight only lasted 12 seconds, but the naysayers said yeah but they only were up there for 12 seconds. They said we not only got up there, we kept the damn thing up there for 12 seconds. So when a person sets a goal, they have to say look what I want. If I just let my mind roar off just wander use my imagination how do I really want to live, that’s what they should be doing.
Interview with Bob Proctor by Evan Carmichael