4 things rich people never, ever do
Posted: May 15, 2019
Most people didn't become rich by pure luck.
Becoming wealthy takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and focus. More importantly, it means adopting certain habits that will help you get ahead - instead of holding you back.
So when it comes to rich people, there are things they never, ever do.
Because money can buy many things - but it can't cure your bad habits. So when it comes to wealthy people, they think and act differently than most of us.
They know what's the most productive use of their time and what isn't. Like Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
So if you're looking to better yourself, check out these four things that rich people never do:
1. Never believe in luck
Would you call yourself a lucky person? Maybe you got a job opportunity that you didn't think you would? Or got into the college you dreamed of?
Or would you consider yourself an unlucky person? You missed a job opportunity because you got sick? Or just so happened to not get into the perfect school?
You see, rich people don't believe in luck. Instead, they believe in hard work and persistence.
In fact, a study showed that only 10% of wealthy individuals say they believe in luck, while 90% of the poor do.
As Thomas Jefferson once said, "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
2. Never avoid the to-do list
When it comes to exploring the daily habits of millionaires, you have to realize they always have a written plan for their day.
You can't leave your life up to chance. Not only will your day get sucked up by constant distractions, but you'll never have a clear focus on what you need to accomplish.
So you have to become task oriented and focus on the things that will drive the best results. This will help you get the most value from every second of your day.
3. Never let fear hold them back
Your comfort zone is where dreams go to die.
Here's the thing:
New things are scary. They always are, they always will be.
But successful people don't avoid the 'scary thing.' They realize that whatever they want is on the other side of fear.
And if you let fear control your life, then it will stop you from reaching your fullest potential. Give yourself freedom to try new things and take risks.
If it didn't work out, so what? You can say you tried - and at the very least, you walk away with a good story.
4. Not saving money on things they need anyway
Contrary to popular believe, rich people are concerned about saving money.
It's not always about having the nicest car or home. It's about keeping what they've earned.
Or as Robert Kiyosaki says, "It's not about how much you make, but how much you keep."
You have to be smart with your money if you want to win. You have to have a written budget, a plan to get out of debt, and financial goals in place.
So when it comes to buying things you know you need, then you might as well save money doing it.
For starters, use coupons or shop around your grocery stores flyer to get the best deals.
Meal prep so you can save money on groceries and plan for the nights where you don't feel like cooking.
Preserve your food using a FoodSaver and freeze your leftovers.
Shop with a grocery list so you can avoid impulse shopping.
Use a cash back app like Ebates so you can effortlessly save money on everything you buy.
(Note: If you want more information on Ebates, you can read our full Ebates review here)
And finally, ask yourself before you buy:
Do I really need this? How is it going to make my life any better?
I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading.
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