I was reading an excellent book, “How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets” by Felix Dennis and came across his 8 reasons why you will never get rich. I thought it was a real eye opener and would like to share it with you guys. Here goes:
- If you are unwilling to fail, sometimes publicly, and even catastrophically, you stand very little chance of getting rich.
- If you care what the neighbors think, you will never get rich.
- If you cannot bear the thought of causing worry to your family, spouse or loved ones while you plow a lonely, dangerous road rather than taking the safe option of a regular job, you will never get rich.
- If you have artistic inclinations and fear that the search for wealth will coarsen such talents or degrade them, you will never get rich. (Because your fear, in this instance, is well justified.)
- If you are not prepared to work longer hours than almost everyone you know, despite the jibes of colleagues and friends, you are unlikely to get rich.
- If you cannot convince yourself that you are “good enough” to be rich, you will never get rich.
- If you cannot treat your quest to get rich as a game, you will never be rich.
- If you cannot face up to your fear of failure, you will never be rich.
Felix goes on to say that,
“The truth is that getting rich means sacrifice. And the worst of it is, it isn’t always you that’s doing the sacrificing. You must get used to that, or give up the quest. This is not a calling for the fainthearted.”
So, which reason(s) is(are) stopping you? Are they valid? Are the real? Or are they just excuses? Regrets for the things you’ve done can be tempered by time. But regrets for the things you haven’t done are forever regrets.
Do not be deceived by the simple title of this book. It’s written by someone who’s been there and done that. By a real person. Not some ghost writer. You can find this book in Amazon.