Yesterday, JD at Get Rich Slowly wrote an article on Five Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires. The article centered more on how wealthy people think and on simple actions that pay off big. Some of those included a drive to get more education, working on something you feel passionate about, taking risks, paying yourself first, and most importantly, having a vision. The discussion that followed was very interesting.
My idea is that the truly wealthy people didn’t get that way from inheritance, lotteries, or get-rich-quick-pyramid-let-me-”sponsor”-you schemes. They got that way because of how they viewed themselves, their money, their opportunities, and their willingness to take action steps that would lead them closer to their goals. Rarely do their goals include getting rich, rather their goals are to create something of lasting value, to make a living doing something they love to do anyway, or to create a legacy for themselves and their families. Business just happens to be the vehicle that takes them to the destination.
Wealth resides in the mind. So does poverty. Both are measurable. Both are states of mind.
How do you view yourself? What people see on the outside is usually just a mirror image of what’s on the inside. But don’t get discouraged if you have to honestly admit that you think negative thoughts about yourself. Just willingly, consciously, definitely change your thoughts? How do you do that?