Wealth File #17:
Rich People Constantly Learn and Grow.
Poor People* Think They Already Know.
Becoming rich isn’t as much about getting rich financially as about whom you have to become, in character and mind, to get rich. “The goal of creating wealth is to help you grow yourself into the best person you can possibly be,” writes Harv Eker. An adage says, “You take yourself with wherever you go.” If you grow yourself to become a successful person, in the strength of character and mind, you will naturally be [almost] successful in anything and everything you do. You will gain the power of choice. You will gain the inner power and ability to choose any job, business, or investment arena and know you’ll be a success. This is the essence of this book. This, I think, is MASSIVE.
“Getting rich is about who you have to become as a person to get rich.” Who do you need to be to get rich? That’s a powerful question. When you sincerely answer it, you’ll know to get rich is about you, and nothing else. “The fastest way to get rich and stay rich is,” revealed Eker, “to work on developing you!” You need to grow. What does that mean? Grow in height? Not so much. Grow your hair? Nope (I’m offended!). Grow in character? Yes. Grow as a person? Yes, that’s it! It’s about continuous improvement of self. To try every day to become the best version of ourselves. In short: If you are not growing, you are dying. Jim Rohn once said, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” So start growing!
One way to get started is to realize that: WE CAN CHANGE. It has never been easy, I know, but we must change… or die. If you want to be successful, you have to copy the successful people. Start with that. If you want to have a great body, you have to copy models or bodybuilders. If you want to be a great salesperson, you have to copy great salesperson. If you want to be rich, then, you have to copy rich people. This is all learnable. “Rich people take advice [or follow examples] from people who are richer than they are,” compares Eker, “Poor people take advice from their friends, who are just broke as they are.” You just need to change something in your lives. You need to take the actions [refer to Wealth File #16] that are necessary to become who you want to become. You need to constantly learn and grow. “The more you learn, the more you earn.” So true!
I Have A Millionaire Mind!
[*I need to note that the Harv Eker makes it clear in this book that he does not mean to degrade poor people. He does not think that rich people are better than poor or middle-class people. They’re just richer.]