Many people are poor because of the habits they have, not because they are not working hard enough or lazy. Many of us overlook some simple habits we have, yet we want to be rich and wealthy.
But being rich or poor is not just about having money or not having money. The main difference between a rich person and a poor person is in their mindset and habits. Rich people are the ones who have been able to develop habits that help them create and sustain wealth.
we will consider 6 habits that keep people poor and stagnant. You might not necessarily be poor, but if you want to grow beyond the level you are now, check up on yourself and if you find yourself with any of these habits, then make an adjustment.
Gambling is the number one enemy of wealth. When people play gamble, it takes away their ability to plan for anything, instead they end up day dreaming about winning millions which never happens. If eventually they win, they still spend most of the money gambling more.
Think about it, of all the wealthy people in the world, none of them became rich by gambling. If you want to overcome poverty, quitting gambling is one thing you need to put an end to.
2. Hanging out with poor mined people
We cannot grow beyond the company of friends we keep. In reality, the friends you keep determine what you will normally talk about and what you always talk about is what your life becomes.
If you mingle with people who are always complaining about lack of money, people who only see the negative side of every situation, then they will always remain poor.
On the other hand, if you associate yourself with positive people
3. Watching too much television
Poor people are always interested in entertainment, they can wake up as early as 5 am just to start watching television. Rich people on the other hand spend their time reading, studying and learning new things.
If you want to be rich in life, getting rid of too much television will enable have the time to focus on things that will better your life.
4. Stop being afraid of change
Most poor people are afraid of doing something new, instead, they remain in their comfort zone.
Give a poor man a business idea and the first thing he will tell you is ‘scam’, even without finding out if the opportunity is genuine or not. Poor people always want to avoid failing, so they do things that they are sure they will not fail at.
5. Avoid spending on your wants
Overspending is one of the biggest reasons why many people remain poor till today. Poor people spend their money on the things they want, things like latest clothes, shoes and phones, even when these things don’t have any long term benefits.
Rich people spend their money on things that will benefit them in the long term
6. Put an end to procrastination
Whatever you can do today, don’t leave for tomorrow. Poor people are master procrastinators, instead they prefer doing things that give them pleasure for the moment while leaving the important things behind.
7. Lack of focus
No matter what your dreams are, without focus, you cannot go far. Avoid distractions from friends, opposite gender etc. When we allow people to distract us, it takes away the energy that we need to do useful things.
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