Blog #643 Habits of the Rich – part III

16 Habits of the Rich – part III (finished)

In the play / musical Camelot, Queen Guinevere asks King Arthur “What do the simple folks do?”  In this blogs, we’ve asked the reverse question “What do the rich folks do?”

Today, we’ll finish off this topic.

-12 DON’T GIVE UP!!!!!

The article says successful folks have focus, perseverance and patience.  An old expression is “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. It sometimes is easier (and … at times, it might even be better, to back up and think through what you are doing again), to give up and forget it – but DON’T GIVE UP!!!!  Fight your way through!!! Quitters never win!!

-13 Set aside your self-limited thoughts.

We all have thoughts that hold us back. “I can’t do this”; “This is beyond me”; “This is stupid”.  You CAN do it. President Kennedy said we were going to put a man on the moon within a decade – and WE did (well, I didn’t have too much of a part in it – other than to cheer the various steps).  The concept of BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goals comes into play. Think big; go for it; you can do it!!!

What is going into your brain?  Computer people use the acronym GIGO – Garbage in; Garbage out!!.  Put good thoughts in your brain, embrace the positive.

-14 Get a mentor!

Of course, you need a mentor!!  You need a ‘running partner’, somebody to encourage you to keep going.  From the article “Among the wealthy, 93 percent who had a mentor attributed their success to that person.”  While, I may not be rich, I have had great mentors in the past, and I really like being a mentor (like writing these blogs).

-15 Eliminate “Bad Luck” from your vocabulary.

Believe in yourself and create your own Good Luck!!  Believing you can do it puts positive thoughts and attitudes in your brain.   It isn’t ‘luck’ that determine success, it is a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a willingness to go the ‘extra mile’, and making your own luck!!!!

-16 Know your purpose.

I’ve referred to Seth Godin’s “Getting to Why” in the past.  You need to know where you are going – what is your “WHY”. Why are you doing this?  What is driving you? Know who you are – and where you are going. Make this your priority!!!

So, sixteen habits of the successful (‘rich’).  [By-the-way – you can be rich without meaning money.  Being rich in your family, in your volunteering, in your relationships and in your faith.

I hope this has helped you.  We will start a new topic tomorrow!!!

Bruce

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