The gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing each year, and there are reasons for it, and one of them is not because rich people are greedy.
In this article, I am going to go through 4 reasons why you will never be rich, more importantly, what you can do to escape this fate.
If you?re not rich (I am not yet) and you have a rich mindset there is a good chance that in few years you will be rich but if you?re poor and you do not change your habits, I can guarantee you that you will never be rich.
You care too much about what other people think.
As human beings we have this tendency of wanting to fit in, we want to get accepted by our family, friends and even strangers, this tends to affect the way we act and make our decision.
You?re afraid to start that business you desire, to quit a job you have, to ask a boy or girl out, to start a blog or YouTube channel, you?re are too afraid of what people might think of you.
I remember a few years ago I wrote an article about the dark side of solar energy, It went viral (it is my most successful article to this day), but I got a wrote of bad comment from solar energy experts and the end I decided to remove the article and the site altogether, knowing what I know I could have just added an AdSense code and make money from it.
This is the deal, people they will talk about you, no matter what you do, your family will talk behind your back, your friend will do the same, strangers on social media will troll you and leave you a bad comment, if that makes you afraid doing what do you want to do, you will never be rich.
Rich people are not afraid of what others might think or say of them, they follow their intuition and go with their lives.
With this, I do not mean that from today you start being a jerk or doing bad things, what I am saying here is that you need to be bold and stop caring too much of what other people might think of you.
Do you want to be rich? stop caring about what other people think of you.
You are trading time for money
I read this from Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, rich people never trade their time for money, they use the money to make more money.
The problem of trading time for money aka having a 9-5 job is that there are only 24 hours on the day, there is no way to get even a single second more in a day.
Rich people leverage other people’s time either by paying them to do jobs for them or by buying shares, stocks, bonds, and real estate.
I am not saying that you should quit your job today, what I am saying here is that if do you want to be rich you need to find a way to make money even when you are sleeping, you can start this by having a side hustle.
You can have a 9-5 job, then after that dedicate 2 to 4 hours on your side hustle, if you do this every single day in one or two years you will have enough money to work for you and probably even quit your job.
There are many side hustles, blogging, YouTube, Dropshipping, affiliate marketing, starting a digital marketing agency, flipping shoes, the list is endless, just pick one and start doing it.
You?re spending money on things you do not need
This is one of the bad habits of poor people, they tend to spend more money than they have, buying stupid things that they do not need, trying to impress people that they don?t even like.
If you have a habit of spending your money on the things you do not need, there is a big chance that you will never be rich.
New toys, new watches, new phones every year, you go to a bar and want to invite everyone, at end of the day you will never have enough money to invest in yourself or in your project.
Have you seen Bill Gates? He always you will see him on simple clothes, Warren Buffet lives in the same house for more than 30 years, poor people tend to live like rich while rich people tend to live like poor, the idea here is not to look rich is to be rich.
If do you want to get rich, stop buying things you do not need and start investing that money on yourself and your future.
You think too small
Another sign that you will never be rich is that you think too small, you know you wake up, go to a job, do the minimum so that they won’t fire you, get back home as quick as you can, watch some tv, go to sleep and repeat, ooh and each Friday post in social media Thank God It is Friday.
This kind of thinking will never make you rich, you need to start thinking big, making big goals, taking massive action, and proving your doubters wrong.
Most philosophers and religious teachers tend not to agree on many things, except in one thing, you become what you think about, if you think small you will always be small and if you think big you will become big.
For me those are 4 reasons why you will never be rich, I wrote these words not to pick on anyone but as a reminder to myself and anyone who reads this that, if you do not change the way you think, act and do things, you will never be rich.
The good news is that it is not too late, you can start today and have a different year if you do not know where to start the journey to your financial freedom, I will recommend to pick up Rich Dad Poor Dad book by Robert Kiyosaki.