In this post, I’d like to share the top 20 principles of the wealthy for developing a wealthy mindset.. These were co-authored with a mentor of mine back in 2009. I’ve dusted them off and am highlighting them once again here. (This is a revision of the article originally posted on Jan 28, 2009)
Now be forewarned, these are are bound to get a reaction from you. 😉
I believe one of the fundamental keys to success is mindset … specifically a wealthy mindset. And that is why developing a wealthy mindset is so vital to your success.
We live in a culture which has socialized a poverty consciousness. This is ingrained from the earliest of days through family, government, school, church, etc.
And the lack of a wealthy mindset is the single biggest obstacle to your success.
So, what is the difference between a Poverty Consciousness and a Prosperity Consciousness?
Perhaps the most effective way to demonstrate the difference is through contrast … which I’ll use to highlight the principles of the wealthy. I’ll caution you up front that these contrasts have been deliberately exaggerated. Nonetheless, observe the thoughts and feelings that come up for you as you read each of these points. What do they tell you about yourself?
I call these the Top 20 Principles of the Wealthy for developing a wealthy mindset.
Wealthy people think getting a job sounds too bad to be true.
Wealthy people work harder and become more determined when things go bad, and they understand you have to take the bad with the good in order to make it.
Wealthy people say “my fault” and refuse to make excuses.
Wealthy people are disgusted at the notion of not getting what they want and will do whatever it takes.
Wealthy people think for themselves and couldn’t care less what their broke friends think.
Wealthy people are always learning. Even when the money starts coming in, they never stop learning from those who were there first.
Wealthy people entrust in others and know other people are crucial to their success.
Wealthy people hate doing anything but getting it done.
Wealthy people love it when the day begins.
Wealthy people put themselves in a position to be “lucky” and then work hard to make the “luck” show up.
Wealthy people work by the month.
Wealthy people find broke people who think like that – and make them their employees.
Wealthy people think it is funny someone can be fooled that easily; they are just making a wealthy person wealthier.
Wealthy people are thankful no one shot at them today, that they didn’t have to fight in a war, and that they don’t have a job.
Wealthy people are only concerned about what they can be doing to get more done.
Wealthy people think that if no one is doing something, it means more money for them.
Wealthy people think that broke people aren’t very bright.
Wealthy people expect to live where they want to live, drive what they want to drive, and do what they want to do.
Wealthy people get sick just thinking about being average.
Wealthy people think that their dreams are worth more than other people’s opinions.
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