9 Habits That Millionaires Swear By

Katie Sweeney

If getting rich is on your to-do list, you came to the right place. I also have the desire to be wealthy and successful when it comes to personal finances. While researching how to do so, I came across a recent Inc. article that says “if wealth is the destination, the journey always starts with attitude.” The story also says that working for yourself, rather than someone else, will make you rich. It then lists out nine habits of the rich. Interested in adopting them in 2016? Check them out below.

  1. They don’t make choices—they create choices. When an entrepreneur is faced with an A or B question and they don’t like either answer, they create C and go with that. To the wealthy, the word no doesn’t mean what it means to everyone else.
  2. The voice in their heads is louder than every other voice they hear. Donald Trump is a perfect example of this statement. People doubt him, people make fun of him, people praise him—but he doesn’t care what anyone has to say. The only voice he listens to is the one in his head.
  3. They believe that how they play the game truly is more important than whether they win or lose. People who desire to be rich would rather reach their own future than have their future lie in someone else’s hands. As Jeff Haden at Inc. puts it: “Sure, you want to win. You're driven to win. But you want to change the rules, create your own playing field, and win the game you want to play—because winning a game in a way you're forced to play would still feel like losing.”
  4. They enjoy succeeding through others. Rich people realize that sometimes you have to make individual sacrifices for the team to succeed. They focus on the team not the hierarchy and the individual rather than the position.
  5. They don't need to be disciplined, because they can't wait to do all the things that bring them closer to achieving their goals. Wealthy people know that every thing they do is a step closer to achieving their goals and dreams. Thus, they are already disciplined.
  6. They don't want to simply gain a skill and then live a routine. People on the path toward wealth are not content with one skill. They want to learn more and see acquired skills as a base for acquiring new skills.
  7. They’re fans of other successful people. Entrepreneurs love it when their friends and family members succeed. They think of it as inspirational and exciting and as validation for hard work.
  8. They’re willing to start a movement of one. Every movement starts with one person who has the courage to stand up, take a chance, and accept the consequences. Doing this will make you rich.
  9. They think, Why not me? People journeying toward wealth don’t think that rich people have special talents or powers that make them successful. They think that, why couldn’t they achieve success either? As Haden so eloquently puts it: “If you think about it, there is no real answer, because when you're truly willing to not just dream big but also to try incredibly hard, there are no reasons you can't succeed—at least none that matter to you.”

To learn more about this subject, read How to Get Rich.

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