Very few people will admit it, but the majority of us aspire to be financially free. Everyone wants to improve their living conditions. Everyone wants to succeed and no money worries.
And yet there is a good chance that you will never be rich in your life. What do you think about that? 95% of us will never be rich and there is a simple reason for that and I will explain this in this article.
The difference between rich and poor
In your opinion, why the rich earn so much money? Why rich people achieve higher incomes and they grow 4 times faster?
According to me, it is Just because they have sought to become rich. They took action and did everything to become financially free. It is a question of will, discipline, and motivation.
Persevere and you will succeed
Whether you are rich or poor it doesn’t matter, we are similar, we are all human beings. So, the problem is not about what we are, flesh and bones. So what make the difference? What is the difference between the rich and the poor?
The only difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich person has the means (not material) to succeed and make fortune. The rich people take more risks, they came out of their comfort zone, they learn throughout their life, they take action. Read this article, what is the one quality that all successful people have in common.
If you act like most people do then you will never be financially free. If today, tomorrow, within 1 week, 1 month or 10 years … you do what you have always done then you will be in the same situation, no change. That is to say … YOU WILL NEVER GET OUT OF THE RAT RACE!
So here’s what you can do right now
Take a sheet of paper and answer these questions: do you do what it takes to succeed and make fortune? Are you ready to take risks to change your life?
Your financial freedom will not fall from nothing.
To be financially free you have to be patient, it is a long-term process. It does not come from nowhere in 2-3 moves.
You must have a long-term vision and you must create a wealth plan.
Entrepreneurs who make fortunes have great quality in general and they give themselves the means (not material) and time to become rich. It’s not by accident and it’s not because they are lucky. They do what they believed and what’s necessary to make money and they succeed! Failure is part their success, they know it and they embrace it.
Thomas Edison is the dazzling example. 1001 failures before success. In his younger years, Edison’s teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything. His debut in the working world were the least chaotic since Thomas Edison was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. He tried concepts of bulbs 1001 times and believe that the next one will be the right one.
How long do you think it takes to become a millionaire?
According to Business Insider, the average self-made millionaire took about a minimum of 32 years to achieve that goal. In fact, for 52 % of them, achieve it in 38 years, 21% of them in 42 years and 4% achieve it in 27 years.
Think about that and give yourself the means to achieve your goals. Ask yourself, what do you need right now to double your income in one or two years. Do you need more education, more opportunities, more courage, what? I think that if you have determination, discipline and motivation you can achieve whatever you desire.
Let me ask you a question, why there are few rich people and a lot of poor people?
Wallace D. Wattles said, “You can serve God and man in no more effective way than by getting rich; that is, if you get rich by the creative method and not by the competitive one.” I think, its because rich people have understood that to make money, you have to do what it takes to make a difference.
Three things to do and you will be financially free
Let me explain. This is a little plan that you can put into practice. Begin by doing little things and don’t be overwhelmed if you meet obstacle. What would you like to be in ten years from now? And if you decide to change something in your life right now, what it would be?
1. Plan your successful future
To succeed in life you have to set goals and make plans. Make short-term goals but also long-term.
Your plan should be structured and should allow you to clearly distinguish the processes you have put in place to achieve your goals.
If your ultimate goal is to become rich then you have to plan every step in the short term (for example, buy an apartment in order to sell it later and to make a profit in the process, start a business, pay yourself first … ) to reach your long term goal. Read this article, 5 keys to create your success to learn how to do it.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
You have to have always your objectives in mind, this will push you TO ACT!
Ask yourself this question: What do I want and what can I do to get it?
Find your life purpose. So basically, where you want to see yourself in ten years and what will be your net worth?
Take your time but you have to answer this question PRECISELY and write down your answers on a sheet of paper. This is one factor that will determine your success.
2. Learn from those who have succeeded
Tony Robbins said, “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” The best way to make fortune is to turn to those who have become rich before you. It sounds obvious isn’t it? And yet the majority of those who aspire to become rich DO NOT make that step.
So here’s some tips
Read 1 or 2 books per week in connection with money, personal development and anything that will allow you to succeed in life and to become rich. Personally, i like reading, specially the NEW THOUGHTS MOVEMENT authors, like Wallace Wattle, Ralph Waldo Trine, James Allen, U.S. Andersen, Joseph Murphy and many more.
And i cannot tell how those books have change my life for ever. I remember i got to know these authors in 2008 and in no time i had a mindset shift and my life is transformed for ever. During all my younger life I thought that, as i was born in a poor family, i will stay poor and miserable for ever. Try some books, i assure you that’s a good way to find the energy to change your mindset.
Another way to educate yourself is buying or follow tutorials on the internet and train yourself on how to have multiple incomes and learn the different ways to make money. Be faithful and diligent in what you are doing. Because when this become a HABIT, nothing can stop you. Rather, you will feel uncomfortable when you are not following your plan.
Watch videos on Youtube. There are tons of videos and tutorials available on any specific subjects.
Hear podcasts related to your goal.
Watch or meet people who have made fortune and make use of their life experience by “copying” what you should explore and put in place to become rich.
By doing this consistently, you will stimulate your mind and you will have gain YOUR GREATEST ALLY. Your mind will be always sharp and alert and you’ll always get lots of ideas to achieve your goal and become the person you desire.
Investing in yourself is the best way if you want to be financially free. Make yourself valuable. Everything that you learn is your assets and nobody can take that away from you. You can lose all your money, all your fortune but you cannot lose what you learned. This is your best return on investment (ROI) that you have.
“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” -Robin S. Sharma
Don’t let negative thoughts swarming into your mind. Be aware of what you are doing and immediately tackle all your negative thoughts as they arrive. Never underestimate your capability, if you think you are not qualified enough on a domain, go and make your education. Do not let any obstacle stop you.
The world is constantly changing and everything you learn will allow you to have an edge over others. This is why the rich people are successful, they know and they do things that others don’t know and do. And even if they lose for a while, they know that the time for success will come soon or later. Once you know the process, you begin to master all the steps to set up to make money, then you have a good chance to become financially free.
3. Implement what you learn
I will summarize this step by one sentence; Take action and you will never regret having set up all you have learned.
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I will use this saying of the real-estate arena. The number one rule is location, location, location.
Here, the rule you have to have in mind for ever is ACTION, ACTION, ACTION by using whatever works for you in order to succeed.
This is THE most important step and yet few people actually take action. Stick to your plan. Do not miss the opportunity to make your dreams come true and head straight for the finish.
TAKE ACTION, take risks, fail, re-try, fail, stick again and again and I assure you that you will succeed. THIS IS MY PROMISE!
Never give up until you have tried everything because success is a process that is fully realized in the long term. So start today to take charge of your life.
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” -Jack Ma
My last word, what are you waiting for to be financially free? What stops you?