Here is what Top Leader and Entrepreneur Ray Higdon says about the difference between the Mindset of the “Rich” vs. the Mindset of the “Poor”. When you want to work from home, start a business or purchase a franchise, your success starts with Mindset!! Need some motivation?
The #1 Thing That Keeps The Poor From Ever Becoming Rich
There’s a peculiar thing that people do that separates them from ever becoming rich. This is such a common trait to have that most don’t even recognize it’s destruction. It comes as naturally as watching TV after work to them. It comes as naturally as looking forward to clocking out when the clock hits 5′o’clock as surely everyone else does right? This 1 thing will prevent them from ever changing their financial situation. This blog is going to expose this 1 thing.
How you view the rich will dictate if you are ever to become one of them
When you read a story about someone that is rich, do you immediately look for reasons to not like them? Do you declare to others that is was luck or that their fortune was gained through some devious act or set of acts? If you naturally focus on what negative you can find about a rich person, you will never become one.
Poor mindsets cannot fathom that simple hard work could make someone rich
Here are some sample statements that poor mindsets state that will keep them where they are:
“He/she’s just lucky”
“Oh sure, anyone could do that if they had his/her upbringing”
“Yeah, wonder what he/she did to get there though”
“I just think there’s more to life than just money”
The same people that make these statements would plop $49.97 down for a “How to get rich quick” book. As long as you see negativity in those that are doing well, you will never do well financially. As long as you separate yourself from them, you will continue to create that gap. ****For more on this topic, read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (also happens to be my favorite book)
The poor mindset can never believe that someone ACTUALLY deserves to be rich. That is incomprehensible to them. Now, subconsciously, this causes irreparable damage. Think about it, if someone despises the rich, will that ever compel them to become rich? For every excuse the poor mindset can generate, there has been a person worse off that has done better. There has been a person that has done more with less. But, the poor mindset again, simply cannot fathom that hard work can make someone rich. That is why the poor stay poor.
How Should You Think About the Rich or fortunate?
Understand that SOME people have worked very hard and deserve to be rich, however, it is a waste of energy and effort to spend time determining if they deserve it or not. If someone has something you desire and currently do not have, have gratitude for them, be thankful that someone is doing good. This is a greatstrategy if you currently don’t have a lot of things to be grateful for.
Find out what they did to become rich…and do it. In every success you will find they had lots of failures in their past, they just kept going. You won’t find an extraordinary amount of excessive talent but you will find a certain attitude. The attitude that they are going to succeed no matter what. The knowledge that poor mindsets around them will tell them they can’t do it, but they do it anyway.
Thank you for this great article Ray!