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Jun 3, 2019
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Why do some people get dazzling results and others not?

Have you ever asked yourself this question?

Most of those who lack success adopt a way of thinking or behavior that leads to failure without them noticing.

You may be wondering what these things to avoid, so you don't stay poor.

Without further ado, here are seven answers:

1. Have small objectives.

  • The absence of an objective.
If there is one thing in common among those living in poverty, it is the lack of a goal.

If you ask them, they don't know exactly what to do with their lives.

Today, they want one thing, tomorrow they change for another, there is nothing specific.

To avoid living your life in autopilot mode, often take the time to think and ask yourself: what do you want to do with your life?

Remember to write your ideas in a notebook. Every moment you spend answering this question is an investment in your future.

  • Lack of ambition
Most middle-class people reduce their dreams to the level of their income to stay, so-called "pragmatic."

They are the ones who repeat sentences all day long, like:

I can't afford it;

I do not have the means.

Do you recognize yourself in these statements?

You probably had younger dreams. When you start earning a living, you feel limited to your income.

If you take the time to study the lives of the world's known multimillionaires today, most of them have started very modestly.

They didn't inherit, didn't win the lottery, just believed in their dream, saw things big and they did everything they could to achieve their ultimate goal, no matter what the obstacles.

To have this rich people's state of mind, reprogram your brain to find solutions.

So instead of saying to yourself: "I will never be rich," ask yourself the following questions:

How can I increase my income?

How do I get this car?


  • Fear of risks
Large projects often involve a high level of risk. Those who are afraid to take risks are those who are satisfied with small objectives.

Staying in your comfort zone and not taking risks is the best way to remain in poverty. That is what the prominent entrepreneurs have understood.

If you want to succeed, you will have to take risks at some point and learn to manage them.

2. Underestimate the influence of others

Often in our lives, we tend to focus on the means to achieve our goals without paying attention to the people around us.

Your environment is a determining factor in how you think and act.

It will be difficult for you to get rich if you date people with lower incomes than you.

Similarly, if you have a spending spouse, you will tend to copy this behavior.

If you have a depressed office colleague, his mood will affect you sooner or later.

From now on, be aware of the people with whom you spend most of your time.

Consider frequenting successful role models if you want to take ownership of their thinking.

Surround yourself with people who have the same ambitions as you.

Even better, integrate into your social circle, those who have already achieved the objectives you currently set for yourself.

3. Living in the past

Many people remain frozen in the past, either to express regret or to recall the good times of the past that they can no longer find today.

Why is this a barrier to wealth?

Living in the past also means, somewhere, being afraid of the present moment and the unknown.

When doubt settles in your mind, you let yourself go to procrastination.

In this case, learn to live the present moment to the full, because it is the only time you will have control over your life.

Practice focusing on the positive things in your life.

To do this, write down in a notebook, everything that makes you feel grateful right now.

Many experts recommend meditation to help you focus on the present.

Its practice will also help you to relieve stress, sleep better, strengthen your immune system, and many others.

4. Talking without acting

It is politicians who often receive this remark.

Is this also your case?

We have all had a project to do at one time or another, but we keep postponing it overnight.

Over time, the days become months, and we have not been able to move forward an inch.

Many people feel blocked by this situation.

They know what to do, but do they take action? Well, no, no, no.

This blockage may come from fear of not being up to the task, procrastination, a need for perfection, etc.

Knowing what to do and remaining inactive is no better than not knowing at all.

You want change in your life, so do something about it.

Only action could bring you closer to your goals. It is better to know little and put it into practice immediately than the other way around.

With what little you know, you will undoubtedly take a steep path and make a series of mistakes.

However, you will have the opportunity to rectify the situation along the way and gradually find the right path.

5. Having the Monday morning blues

Are you still passionate about your profession?

If you are like most employees, when the novelty effect has faded, you will start living in a routine.

Most people don't want to work on Monday mornings, but they feel constrained.

When they arrive at the office, they spend their time counting the hours. They smile again when the last hour of work on Friday in the late afternoon comes quickly.

Several studies show that less than 15% of employees have a real interest in their job.

For the most part, they find themselves trapped like a rat in a laboratory. Indeed, they have built a lifestyle that is impossible to maintain on a more modest income.

The rich see all this from a different perspective.

For them, working in a company is a temporary step towards acquiring new skills that are useful to their business.

If you want to run your own company later, learn to develop your management, customer relations, and marketing skills with your current job.

So, even if you are no longer interested in the technical aspect, you will be more motivated to work on these other aspects thanks to your business objective.

6. Work only for money

You may have heard this phrase from one of your parents: "study hard to find a good job."

Our educators have trained us to become exemplary employees who work hard to earn money.

However, many studies have shown that working for money has never enriched anyone.

Salaried employment consists of exchanging time for money. As our time is limited, our income will be automatically limited in this system.

Worse still, for a company to make a profit, it must pay its employees below the real value they bring.

On the other hand, society pays enough for them to feel some form of security.

Between us, do you really know an employee who has become rich just with one source of income?

What you should remember here is that wage-labour is a short-term solution for a long-term problem.

In other words, you want to earn money to support your family (temporary solution).

The question is: how long will you be able to exchange your time for money (long-term problem)?

The rich have succeeded in inventing one or more systems that work for them to continue to earn money regardless of their time.

7. Confuse assets and liabilities

Due to a lack of financial education, the poor confuse the acquisition of assets and liabilities.

They think they are investing by buying an apartment, a car, or a complete living room on credit.

Even if these acquisitions would be useful to you in life, they remain passive.

To summarize:

A liability generates expenses;

An asset provides you with income.

Contrary to what you might think, an apartment would be a liability if you planned to live there.

When you buy on credit, it is your money that comes out of your pocket to fill your banker's pocket.

How do the rich proceed?

They start by building assets before simply buying liabilities.

Some have managed to build empires from a small business.

Poverty results from several factors, including ignorance, lack of ambition, and inaction.

Be aware of all these limiting factors if you are tired of your situation.

When you think about it, poverty is a life choice.

Training in personal development programs is a good thing.

Putting what you have learned into practice is much better.

Take action today.

There is no better time to act.