Book Review: You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor

Book Review: You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor

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“Those who know the truth learn to love it. Those who love the truth learn to live it.” Bob Proctor

This is probably one of my favorite books that I’ve read in a long time. The basic premise of it is that anyone can have the life that they desire if they work hard and imagine it coming true.

The book is divided into ten chapters and Proctor invites the reader to really study them over and over to get their teachings ingrained in the head.

My Favorite Points in You Were Born Rich

  • “Any idea, plan or purpose may be planted in the subconscious mind by repetition of thought empowered by faith and expectancy” (18)
  • “The present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking” (23)
  • “Persistence always pays” (56). Just get it done.
  • “Let go and let God” (73)
  • “Just have faith that what should happen must happen, and in the right time, it will happen” (82)
  • “Those individuals who are positive in their thoughts always tend to look upon the brighter side of life. With their faces turned toward the sunshine, individuals habitually think thoughts of a positive nature and they are a blessing to the world. They are in a ‘Positive Vibration,’ and therefore attract other positive personalities to them” (113).
  • “Even if we should falter along the way, we never really fail because we always retain the capacity to try once more” (133).
  • “Just try one more time—with enthusiasm—and you could watch your accomplishments go from the very ordinary, to the very extraordinary!” (168)
  • “Look up, look ahead and form the image of the life you choose to live, then everything you touch or come in contact with will grow and expand and express itself in a greater and greater way” (186)

You Can Be Whoever You Want To Be


I love the idea that the only thing that’s holding you back from the life that you want is you. I’ve read other books similar to this (like The Secret) but this book focuses not only on the importance of your thoughts, but also the work and time it takes to make those thoughts a reality.

Not only should a person be thinking about the life they desire, but they should be actively pursuing that dream. They should learn, work, practice, read, and try again. Success doesn’t only take the desire to have it, but the persistence to reach out your hand and grab it.

What do you want out of life? What kind of a person do you want to be?

If you want to be the person of your dreams, you have to imagine what that person would be like and take the little steps to become that individual. If you want to have a life of a million dollars, what does the look, feel, and sound like? You may not have all of the answers, but you can certainly imagine that lifestyle.

Then learn what it takes to become that kind of person. Persist. Do the little things to educate yourself, take responsibility for your life, and find those people who will help you achieve that dream.

If you find this book on the bookshelves, I highly recommend it. It’s a great addition to anyone trying to live the life of their dreams.

What’s your dream? What kind of a life do you want to live? I’d love to hear it in the comments! Please like and follow for more updates and book reviews in the future!