The players in the modern business arena are not simply successful fraudsters or children of fortune. Today, people who reach success are admired. They are educated, modest, and their status is proved not by the demonstration of luxury goods, but by the size of charitable contributions.
Bright Side is sure that a lot of things can be learned from those who managed to climb the financial Olympus with their own efforts. We suggest you adopt some of the principles of rich people to change your life for the better.
10. Find your goal and formulate it correctly.
Your goal should be specific. For example, you like to bake cakes and you would like to do it more often, and it would be nice to do it for money. “I want to bake cakes for money,” is an incorrect way to formulate your goal. The right goal will be, “To open a bakery where my cakes will be sold.” If you dream of a world tour, it will be wrong to set a goal, “I want to travel the world.” The right formulation would be, “I want to earn $20,000 for my travels.”
9. Make a plan and follow it.
The habit of planning short-term and long-term goals helps identify weaknesses and major tasks that need to be focused on. Perhaps, after drawing up the plan, you will understand that your goal is not to earn $20,000 for a trip on a liner but to find like-minded people for hitchhiking around the world.
8. Don’t hold yourself back.
7. Love what you do.
Passion cannot be raised intentionally and if you’re not in love with your job, it’s difficult to change your attitude it. If you cannot quit, then at least you can find a case which you will believe in just like the cleaner from the space center, and it will lead you to success. Meanwhile, you can consider your current position as a tool to achieve your goal.
6. Spend money consciously.
Weren’t you going to travel around the world? Maybe it’s better to buy sneakers in which it will be more comfortable to hitchhike? Or to attend a foreign language course without which it will be difficult to organize a budget trip? If you are really obsessed with your goal, then the refusal of a dress or any other impulsive purchase will be an easy task for you.
5. Use your time wisely.
We all have more significant chronophagous (time consumers) than choosing clothes. For example, the inability to say “no.” Say no to gossip, social media, the wish to do several tasks simultaneously and then stop halfway. All these things consume your time that would be better invested in yourself, just like other resources.
4. Set priorities.
The habit of prioritizing is useful not only in work but also in other aspects of life. If you have a lot of things to do, do not try to do everything at once — focus on one thing. If you decided to spend an evening with your family, do not get distracted by work and friends. The desire to succeed in everything will not only lead to failure but will also consume your energy.
3. Don’t complicate your life.
Somebody complicates their lives through the sense of guilt, others through unpleasant people with whom they have to communicate, the last ones through the desire to please everyone. At the base of many “complicators,” there is the main word “must!” Problems arise not only when we are sure that we owe something to others but also when we think that others — and the world in general — owe us something. A person must breathe, drink water, and eat in order not to die if he wants to live. That’s it. There should be no “must” in any other situation.
2. Say “no” to stereotypes and to the priorities of other people.
It was the desire to be different from others that helped many billionaires become what they are today. When guided by someone else’s opinion and stereotypes, it might be difficult to step beyond the boundaries to reach success.
1. Live not only for yourself.
Giving someone your time, attention, and energy means investing in them. By helping others, a person feels needed and gains peace in his heart that no dress is able to give. It is important to correctly prioritize. Children in orphanages or animals in shelters need your time more than a neighbor who complains about her lazy husband.
Of course, the principles described above won’t make you rich at once. But success doesn’t always mean money. Because happiness means having the opportunity to do what you like and make decisions that sound correct to you. Do you agree? We would be glad to hear your opinion in the comments.
Culled from Bright Side
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues.
He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.