The state of "being wealthy", is a state of many definitions, but the truly "well off", gravitate toward success in every aspect of their lives. The mindset of those who want to understand the world, and reach individual and cultural success and accomplishment, understand the psychology of winning.
They find time to mix their "pass-times" and occupations (notice I didn't say "work"). They even look at money in a whole different way. It is looked at as a resource, and not as a necessity. They look at a failure or set-back as a lesson learned, and now one step closer to success, never losing site of their goals.
Is it bred into us, or are the ambitions of those of us who "aspire", wafted by our up-bringing? Nature versus Nurture? This question persists in almost everything human.
There are consistencies, however, that we see in those who are educated and wealthy by all definitions. Here are the behaviors seen routinely in the wealthy as opposed to those who consider themselves "poor". Understand, this post is a treatment in being aware of the mindset of those who "achieve", and is meant to motivate and inspire.
Isn't it interesting that seventy percent of wealthy eat less than 300 calories of junk food per day. Ninety-seven percent of
poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day.
Only twenty-three percent of wealthy gamble, to fifty-two percent for poor people.
This is huge. Eighty percent of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only twelve percent of the poor do this.
This, of course, is disturbing to me as a physician. Seventy-six percent of wealthy, exercise aerobically four days a week. Only twenty-three percent of poor do this.
Sixty-three percent of wealthy listen to audio books during their commutes to work, versus a whopping five percent for poor people. Eighty-one percent of wealthy maintain a "to-do list", versus nineteen percent for poor.
Here's one for you. Sixty-three percent of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books each month, versus just three percent for poor. And another; eighty-six percent of wealthy love to read, versus twenty-six percent for poor
How about this one? Seventy percent of wealthy parents make their children volunteer ten hours or more a month versus again, only three percent for poor. Wow! There is no secret to "giving back", my friends. And it can be done on all levels. When your attitude switches here, it's a game changer of gigantic proportions, and will have an effect on all facets of your life.
Sixty-seven percent of wealthy write down their goals, versus seven percent for poor. In addition, eighty-eight percent of wealthy read thirty minutes or more each day for education or career reasons, versus two percent for poor.
Isn't it interesting that only six percent of wealthy say what’s on their mind, versus a loud sixty-nine percent for poor. Yep, I see them everyday down-town. Usually attracting the wrong kind of attention. They never shut up.
Social interaction is a huge effector. Seventy-nine percent of wealthy, network five hours or more each month, versus sixteen percent for poor. Sixty-seven percent of wealthy watch one hour or less of television every day, versus twenty three percent for poor. Yeah, and only six percent of wealthy watch "reality TV ", versus a huge seventy-nine percent for poor. This is concerning to me.
Almost fifty-percent of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts, versus only three percent for poor. Seventy-four percent of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children versus, you gotta be kiddin' me, only one percent for poor?
These two statistics are noteworthy. Eighty-four percent of wealthy believe "good habits" create "opportunity luck", versus only four percent for poor. Moreover, seventy-six percent of wealthy believe "bad habits" create "detrimental luck", versus nine percent for poor. Oh yeah, the loud-mouth "complainers" down-town.
And lastly, eighty-six percent of wealthy believe in "life-long educational self-improvement", versus only five percent for poor. A mindset of continued quest for knowledge and self improvement persists in the "ambitious".
Kind of an eye-opener, isn't it? I hope you found this interesting and useful.
Stay healthy, go to school, and make a difference.