Thomas C. Corley studied millionaires for 5 years and realized these rich habits for accumulating wealth. I just feel like sharing them with you.
1. Pursuing daily growth. Daily self-improvement is a hallmark of self-made millionaires. They read at least 30 minutes a day to gain knowledge. They also devote significant time every day to practicing and perfecting their skills.
2. Dream-setting. The rich build goals around each of their dreams. This makes it possible to realize those dreams. Think of every dream as a rung on your own ladder. Your ideal, perfect life is realized when you reach the top of the ladder. Eighty percent of the self-made millionaires in my study built goals around their dreams.
3. Saving. Ninety-four percent of the rich saved 20% or more of their income for many years prior to becoming rich. They then put their savings to use by taking calculated risks.
4. Taking calculated risks. Fifty-one percent of the self-made millionaires in my study took a calculated risk in time and money. Calculated risk is a unique type of risk that requires you to do your homework.
5. Being optimistic. Seventy-one percent of the self-made millionaires in my study were optimistic about life. Their optimism infected everyone around them. They became magnets for other success-minded people.
6. Being open-minded. Being open to new ideas, new ways of doing things and the opinions of others is critical to learning and growth. Growth is the parent of success. You must grow into the person you need to be in order for success to visit you.
7. Finishing what you start. The rich don’t quit. They stick to something until they succeed, go bankrupt, or die. Eighty-percent were focused on achieving some goal and 55% spent one year or more on one singular goal.