Stop surrounding yourself with losers.
First at the top of the list, it is that it never occurs to them to become wealthy. The average person has grown up in a family where he’s never met or known anyone who was wealthy. He goes to school, socializes with people who are not wealthy. Birds of a feather flock together. He works with people who are not wealthy. He has a reference group or a social circle outside of work who are not wealthy, and he has no role models who are wealthy. Now, if this has happened to you throughout your formative years, up to the age of 20 or so, you can actually grow up and become a fully mature adult in our society and that may never occur to you. That is just as possible for you to become wealthy, as for anyone else. So the first reason why people don’t become wealthy is because it never occurs to them that it is possible for them. And of course if it never occurs to them, then they never take any of the steps necessary to make it a reality.
Set goals. Pursue them.
The second reason that people don’t become wealthy is that they never decide to. The primary cause for underachievement and failure is that the great majority of people don’t decide to be successful. Even if a person reads a book or attends a lecture or associates with people who are financially successful, nothing changes on Dell. He makes a decision to do something different, even if it occurs to a person that he could become wealthy if he just did certain things in a certain way. If he doesn’t decide to take the first step, he ends up staying as he is. If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.
Pursue Them Now…
The third reason that people don’t become wealthy is procrastination. People always have a good reason not to begin doing what they know they need to do to achieve financial independence. It’s always the wrong month, the wrong season, or the wrong year. There always seems to be a reason to procrastinate. As a result, they keep putting it off month by month, year by year until it’s too late. Even if it’s occurred to a person that they can become wealthy and they have made a decision to change. Procrastination will push all their plans into the indefinite future and nothing will ever happen. The fourth reason that people retire poor is what economists call the inability to delay gratification. The great majority of people have an irresistible temptation to spend every single penny they make and whatever else they can borrow or buy on credit. If you cannot delay gratification and discipline yourself to refrain from spending everything you make, you cannot become wealthy.
Save your money, don’t blow your cash as soon as you get it
W Clement stone once said, if you cannot save money, then the seeds of greatness are not in you and you cannot practice budgeting as a lifelong habit. It will be impossible for you to achieve financial independence. The fifth reason that people retire poor is perhaps as important, if not more important than all the others. It’s a lack of time. Perspective. Time perspective is defined as the amount of time that you take into consideration when planning your day to day activities and when making important decisions in your life. The young couple that begins putting $50 a month aside in a scholarship fund so that their newborn child can go to the college or university of his choice is a couple with long time perspective. They’re willing to sacrifice in the short term to assure a better results and outcomes in the longterm. People with long time perspective almost invariably move up economically in the course of their lifetimes. Well, that’s it for the five reasons why most people don’t become wealthy. I hope you found this helpful. If you did, please visit Brian tracy.com stroke wealth report and let us send you a free report. Remember this, Brian tracy.com stroke wealth report for my free report, the way to wealth.