The meaning of “being rich” in 2019 is considerably different compared to the post-World War II landscape. The race for wealth and status is currently overshadowed by the reality that real wages in America have barely changed for 70 years. We need a new take on what being rich means if we’re to have meaningful goals. Stick around while we elaborate on what being rich looks like in the modern era.
Being rich means more than having money or even power. Rich is a mindset that gets you what you want. Refusing to give up in the face of adversity is one way that some successful people got where they are. Keep reading to learn how to be rich, like them.
Never Be Poor Again with the Rich Mindset.
Have a Mindset of Abundance, Not Scarcity
How often do you worry about paying your bills and putting a good meal on the table? You’re not alone if you have those concerns all the time — they’re very real problems for many of us. It’s tough to believe you can do anything meaningful when you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck. But that’s the mindset of scarcity, and get on with this idea of the rich mindset, it needs to change.
You don’t need vast amounts of wealth and resources to make an impact. Many entrepreneurial success stories begin with a person who has next to nothing. The point is, we can change what we have at any time. The world isn’t a zero-sum game.
You can transform what little you have into something greater when you believe that you’re creating value to others. That’s the mindset of abundance — and it stems from the belief that there’s enough to go around for everyone.
Never Stop Learning
Reading one book a month gives you an unprecedented advantage over those who don’t read or hardly read. And there is a world of free knowledge out there from YouTube videos to podcasts to the library.
But we can learn from one another, too. Everyone has something valuable to offer. Asking yourself “how can this person teach me?” instead of “how can I do better than them?” is taking a step on the path toward success. Maybe your friend shares similar interests or can give you valuable information to help you on your journey.
Successful people didn’t make it alone. There’s just not enough time in the day to do everything yourself. Trying to learn everything you need to know from scratch, too? Now you’re looking to achieve superhuman feats. Ask for help in the form of learning or other support and watch the world open doors for you.
A rich individual has more than monetary wealth at their disposal — they have access to people and knowledge. Money can’t buy that.
Risk is Part of the Game
The only certainty in life is that everything changes. Sometimes we get lucky and roll with the favorable ebbs and flows of change. But ultimately, it’s a coin toss — even the most calculated risk can fail. But, that’s life. And think about it: You miss every shot you don’t take.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone is essential to success. We need to try new things to figure out what works. It’s scary, but a necessity for growth.
Shirking away from a challenge is a lost opportunity to end up in a better place. There’s no promise you’ll overcome every obstacle or make a profit from every attempt. That’s part of the adventure. You’ll never know if you don’t make the leap — rich people try and try again until they make it.
Sure, money is undoubtedly part of being rich. But, richness in 2019 is more of a mindset than the accumulation of raw wealth. The right thought processes lead to real success — adopt them to reach unprecedented heights.
~Here’s to Your Success!