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21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People


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“That’s why people like Donald Trump go from millionaire to nine billion dollars in debt and come back richer than ever,” he writes. “While the masses are fixated on the doing and the immediate results of their actions, the great ones are learning and growing from every experience, whether it’s a success or a failure, knowing their true reward is becoming a human success machine that eventually produces outstanding results.”

There's a lot of truth to the article, especially:

Rich people think poverty is the root of all evil.

Rich people think selfishness is a virtue.

Rich people believe in actions, not lotteries.

Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge, not formal education.

Rich people focus on the future, not the past.

Rich people believe in being something, not doing something.

Rich people believe in using other peoples' money to get rich.

Rich people know markets are driven by emotion, fear, and greed.

Rich people find comfort in uncertainty.

Most of us have not really lost enough yet to figure out how to win... it's a simple equation of experience.  

Rich people, the ones that make it happen working with others who are competing against them and also trying to help them at levels of significance (as opposed to those urchins that have it given to them from birth), understand and gain experience by learning how to lose: they lose little, they lose a bit more and they lose big.  And just like Trump, because of all that practice, they understand and don't fear loss or lose sight of how to win... and how to win big.

If you're not already in the lucky sperm club, then you're never going to get rich unless you learn how to risk losing first...and lose big.  Just make sure to not give up at that point and soldier on...

If you lose big, then what do you have left to soldier on with?

I didn't mean losing your life.  I meant extraneous possessions.

And if you lose all those, then you'll have the same thing you've always had and the only real thing of ultimate value--yourself, stripped away of false perceptions.  

But that's only if you pay attention, accept responsibility for your choices, actions and circumstances and have a learning disposition.  If you choose that path then you'll have even more of yourself than before you lost, because now you've gained even greater wisdom and can go out and make it all again.

Or not.  Sometimes wisdom is simply not wanting to.

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