Following is a list of the differences in the habits of the wealthy and the poor found in the book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind-Mastering the Inner Game Of Wealth” by T. Harv Eker.I have found these distinctions to be quite true.And if you think about the actual behaviour of richer and poorer people you personally know you will be able to verify the differences yourself.
I use this checklist periodically to check my own thought patterns and behaviour and correct them.I have personally benefitted from this exercise and I urge you to try it.
Wealthy people believe, “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”
Wealthy people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
Wealthy people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
Wealthy people think big. Poor people think small.
Wealthy people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
Wealthy people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
Wealthy people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
Wealthy people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
Wealthy people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
Wealthy people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
Wealthy people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
Wealthy people think “both”. Poor people think “either/or”.
Wealthy people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.
Wealthy people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
Wealthy people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
Wealthy people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
Wealthy people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.