The differences between the rich and the middle class are extremely vast when it comes to the way the rich act and think. Stigmas are easily formed that the rich are crooks, have an unfair advantage in life or that they’re just plain lucky; but generally speaking, these are far from true. They are High Performing people who have formed their environments to set them up to live their Ultimate Life. Here are three simple facts that separates them from being middle class:
1) The Wealthy Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Most people just want to be comfortable. Physical, psychological, and emotional comfort is the primary goal of the middle-class mindset. The wealthy, on the other hand, learn early on that becoming a millionaire isn’t easy, and the need for comfort can be devastating. They learn to be comfortable while operating in a state of ongoing uncertainty.
2) The Wealthy Dream About The Future
The wealthy are future-oriented and optimistic about what lies ahead. They appreciate and learn from the past while living in the present and dreaming of the future. Self-made millionaires get rich because they’re willing to bet on themselves and project their dreams, goals, and ideas into an unknown future. Much of their planning time is spent clarifying goals that won’t be realized for years, yet they patiently and painstakingly plan and dream of what their future will look and feel like.
3) The Wealthy Carefully Monitor Their Associations
Like attracts like, yet the wealthy are often criticized for having a closed inner circle that is almost impossible to break into unless you are rich. Successful people generally agree that consciousness is contagious, and that exposure to people who are more successful has the potential to expand your thinking and catapult your income. We become like the people we associate with, and that’s why winners are attracted to winners.
In other segments of society this is accepted, but the rich have always been lambasted for their predisposition to engage the company of people with similar financial success. Millionaires think differently from the middle class about money and there’s much to be gained by being in their presence.
Set a goal to double the amount of time you spend with people who are richer than you. Who knows, it might just make you rich.