Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires That You Could Apply To Your Work Or Life
Strange as it may sound to the most of us, not all millionaires were born in a cradle of gold. In fact, almost 90% of the world’s most prosperous people were self-made, while an astonishing 40% could barely make ends meet before they hit it rich.
But what were the special behavioral characteristics and individual dominant features that may have played a decisive role in the miraculous-seeming changes in their lives? Most importantly, which of these traits can be a guidance and assistance to improving our working conditions, our income, and our own way of life ?
We will try and focus on a few “attitude gems” that seem to have done the trick for some very famous self-made millionaires:
Stay True To Your Dream- Set A Path Of Action
No matter how unrealistic or even outrageous your goal seems to be, you must remain diligent and plan your every move respectfully. Shut off any negative thoughts, as it is often true that only through frustration, hardship, and scorn do we find the strength to grasp the opportunities that life presents us with.
Such is the “rags to riches” story of Oprah Winfrey, the “Queen of All Media”, who, despite a traumatic childhood, living in poverty and abuse, still overcame her mischiefs and persevered to become the richest African-American of the 20th century.
Similar is the life story of Roman Abramovich (who needs no further introduction), and most certainly the fairy tale sounding life story of J.K Rowling, creator of the magical character of Harry Potter .
Don’t Overspend- Don’t Waste Your Money (even when you can afford to)
Provocatively outrageous consumption is not a common mannerism for most self-made millionaires. Tycoon Warren Buffett is still found to be residing in the same $31,500, 70-year-old house in Omaha, Nebraska.
The list goes on and on, as it seems that those who didn’t become rich out of pure luck, appreciate that prosperity is, more often than not, the result of a down-to earth, self-disciplined lifestyle of hard work, persistence, and prudent planning.
Be Your Own Boss-Don’t Try To Be Something You Are Not
According to the Economist, around 55% of the world’s millionaires are entrepreneurs, while only a mere 15% of them inherited the money to start up their own business.
Being an entrepreneur seems to be your best bet to fulfilling your dreams and aspirations, nevertheless being a successful member of the business world means a lot of things, and every Aristotle Onassis on the planet will tell you that you should never try to be anything but yourself!