Rich people think and act differently than the rest of us. They aren’t born with this “rich mentality” — they learn how and then choose to think and act this way.
It’s a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist’s research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century — and continues to gain relevance today.
In T. Harv Eker’s bestselling book, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” the self-made millionaire identifies specific choices the wealthiest people make on a daily basis that most of us fail to emulate.
Here are 11 of them, with commentary from Eker’s bestseller:
Rich people choose to be in control of their success.
“Rich people believe, ‘I create my life,’” writes Eker, “while average people think, ‘Life happens to me.’”
You have to be in control of your financial life, he emphasizes: “You have to believe that you are the one who creates your success, that you are the one who creates your mediocrity, and that you are the one creating your struggles around money and success. Consciously or unconsciously, it’s still you.”