W hile no one can predict the exact future, some signs can tell if you will become wealthy — even if you don’t have a fortune now.
Yes, inequality exists. It would be naive to think that factors such as race, gender, and family wealth don’t play a huge part in someone’s ability to become rich. Fortunately, the rest of us have plenty of opportunities to rise to the challenge.
With that in mind, let’s see if you share some of the mindsets and habits common among the self-made.
1. You delay instant gratification.
A key habit to being successful at anything (including money) is to learn how to delay instant gratification.
In other words, you are willing to postpone short-term pleasure for long-term gain.
The road to becoming wealthy requires patience, discipline, and sacrifice. Therefore, your ability to stay focused on the long-term goal and not get distracted is essential.
2. You practice focus.
Another sign you will be wealthy in the future is you have the ability to focus on working on your goals.
You don’t make excuses, you find the time, and you work on your goals until the task gets done.
3. You never stop learning.
For you, learning doesn’t stop after you’re done with school or university.
You are curious by nature. Whether it is by reading, listening to podcasts, or going to conferences, you are always in the search for knowledge.
Also, you are proactive in learning about money and how to manage your finances in the most effective ways.
4. You have a vision.
You know you want something more out of life and have a vision for yourself.
This doesn’t mean that you are greedy or cannot appreciate the present moment; instead, it means that you know the kind of life you would like to provide for yourself and your loved ones.
You are not afraid to dream big.
5. You set SMART financial goals.
As the acronym implies, a SMART goal is a goal that is
You not only have a big picture in mind, but you have also come up with a roadmap for getting there.
6. You invest wisely.
You prioritize investing over spending and educate yourself on how to make wise investments. A.k.a.
You pay yourself first
7. You have a business or are working on a side hustle.
It is true that with the proper financial education and implementation, some high-earning professions can help you become wealthy. That said, for the most part, traditional jobs come with an income ceiling.
The opposite is true of businesses and side-hustles.
Depending on how you play your cards, the earning potential of your business can be limitless.
8. You focus on adding value.
Tonny Robbins once said:
“The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more. And you will have the opportunity to earn more.”
By providing products and services that improve other people’s lives, you will see that the demand for your product will naturally increase, resulting in more revenue.
9. You see opportunities where others only see problems.
This is the cornerstone of the entrepreneurial mindset. When other people only complain and see problems, your mind is racing with creative solutions.
A problem is nothing more than a question that hasn’t been solved — yet.
10. You can sell.
For many of us, the word “selling” leaves a bad feeling in our mouths.
But selling doesn’t have to be dishonest. In my opinion,
good selling consists of putting yourself in other people’s shoes, expressing yourself effectively, and putting the right product in front of the right people.
After all, why would you want to sell a windshield cleaner to someone who doesn’t own a car?
If you cringe at the idea of selling, perhaps it is a good idea to partner up with people who are good at it and enjoy it.