Have you ever looked at some of the millionaires on television and wondered what makes them different from you? It must be something. After all, they’ve hit the big time, and you haven’t. What could you possibly be doing wrong?
As it turns out, it’s got nothing to do with what you’re doing. It’s your mindset. In other words, you’re not thinking yourself into wealth and fortune. The modus operandi and way of thinking of the rich are very different from that of the middle class and the poverty-stricken. It’s so different that it will require a complete paradigm shift on your part to get even close.
It appears we stay trapped in our current financial situation because we lack the thought processes the rich utilize. But all is not lost, not by a long shot. This is not a mindset most rich people were born with.
For the heirs of the wealthy, it’s a mindset they were raised with. Think of the Getty and Vanderbilt heirs. They were raised with wealth and fortune as their perception of normal. However, there are plenty of self-made millionaires out there who come from middle-class roots. Some of them come from even more humble beginnings. They’ve hit the big time, and they’ve learned to alter their thinking. If they can do it, can’t you? Of course, you can. All it takes is a conscious decision. It’s time to retrain your brain and start thinking about the way rich people are thinking.
1. The root of all evil
We’re taught the saying “money is the root of all evil.” The actual saying is “the love of money is the root of all evil.” People think if they covet money and are obsessed with it, it’s a bad thing. Rich people don’t see it that way at all.
Rich people believe poverty is the root of all evil. Every waking moment is spent in the pursuit of making sure they don’t lose it all and become poor. Remember, “poor” in their vocabulary is different than ours. For rich people, poor means losing a few million but having plenty left over. For the rest of us, poor means having no money in the bank and credit debt we can’t pay.
We all know money can’t buy happiness. The rich know that, too. That doesn’t mean they don’t see that money does make the world go ’round. They also know that while money isn’t everything, it sure makes life a lot easier.