People Who Become Wealthy Think Differently

J.D., reviewing Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker in his Get Rich Slowly blog, argues that people who become wealthy think differently to the average pundit in 17 specific ways:

  1. Rich people believe: “I create my life.” Poor people believe: “Life happens to me.”
  2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
  3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
  4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
  5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
  6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
  7. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
  8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
  9. Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
  10. Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
  11. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
  12. Rich people think “both”. Poor people think “either/or”.
  13. Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.
  14. Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
  15. Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
  16. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
  17. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.

Some interesting food for thought.

Thank you to Coby McKibben for putting me on to this.

4 Responses to People Who Become Wealthy Think Differently
  1. o3man
    June 14, 2009 | 11:35 PM

    There are many poor – for success is not common. Failures resent those who are rare, those who are success.

    In fact, the poor often accuse the wealthy of cheating. It is as if they feel they are not gaining due to fate.

    Whereas in contrast, those who work hard and toil will find success. It is said, success requires hard work and luck, and the harder I work, the luckier I get.

  2. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 | 12:57 AM

    you forgot that non wealthy people are satisfied and rich people never become happy.

    besides that you hit it on the head and its quite obvious you are full of yourself.

    I happen to be a wealthy man who was once poor so I still have my simple roots.

  3. Tae
    December 17, 2010 | 2:24 AM

    It is a myth that wealthy people are miserable created by those who are poor to make themselves feel better.

    It just proves the point that the poor create more reasons for themselves why they should remain poor.

    It is just that wealthy and miserable makes headlines. Poor and miserable is just common.

  4. Tae
    December 17, 2010 | 2:31 AM

    It is a myth that the wealthy are never happy. They just keep working at becoming more wealthy because that is their job.

    The poor keep this myth close to heart because it makes themselves feel better about being perpetually poor.

    The poor keep working at being poor because that is their job.

People Who Become Wealthy Think Differently

J.D., reviewing Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker in his Get Rich Slowly blog, argues that people who become wealthy think differently to the average pundit in 17 specific ways:

  1. Rich people believe: “I create my life.” Poor people believe: “Life happens to me.”
  2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
  3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
  4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
  5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
  6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
  7. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
  8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
  9. Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
  10. Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
  11. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
  12. Rich people think “both”. Poor people think “either/or”.
  13. Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.
  14. Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
  15. Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
  16. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
  17. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.

Some interesting food for thought.

Thank you to Coby McKibben for putting me on to this.

4 Responses to People Who Become Wealthy Think Differently
  1. o3man
    June 14, 2009 | 11:35 PM

    There are many poor – for success is not common. Failures resent those who are rare, those who are success.

    In fact, the poor often accuse the wealthy of cheating. It is as if they feel they are not gaining due to fate.

    Whereas in contrast, those who work hard and toil will find success. It is said, success requires hard work and luck, and the harder I work, the luckier I get.

  2. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 | 12:57 AM

    you forgot that non wealthy people are satisfied and rich people never become happy.

    besides that you hit it on the head and its quite obvious you are full of yourself.

    I happen to be a wealthy man who was once poor so I still have my simple roots.

  3. Tae
    December 17, 2010 | 2:24 AM

    It is a myth that wealthy people are miserable created by those who are poor to make themselves feel better.

    It just proves the point that the poor create more reasons for themselves why they should remain poor.

    It is just that wealthy and miserable makes headlines. Poor and miserable is just common.

  4. Tae
    December 17, 2010 | 2:31 AM

    It is a myth that the wealthy are never happy. They just keep working at becoming more wealthy because that is their job.

    The poor keep this myth close to heart because it makes themselves feel better about being perpetually poor.

    The poor keep working at being poor because that is their job.