It is not the condition of inferiority, but the mindset that is the biggest difference between the rich and the poor. So what factors distinguish the rich-poor mindset?
Trade time for money
Occasionally we will see sellers and buyers spending half an hour haggling over the price of vegetables. Or someone who meets friends is to stand talking all day, causing other things to stall. This is the mindset of those who can’t be rich.
Those who do not feel that time is valuable, only complaining, is said to never be able to escape poverty. Rich people don’t waste time on meaningless things. They are constantly learning, building relationships, and accumulating capital to pave the way for future success.
All money can be earned, but time passed cannot be regained. Time is worth a thousand gold, not only for things that bring little benefit but use it meaninglessly.
Lightly look at personal goals
An item has 3 sizes, large, medium, and small, but all at the same price. According to the salesperson’s experience, the average person will buy the large one because they think it will save money, while the rich often buy the type that suits their needs. This is a typical example for the thinking of the poor: “Focus on seeking benefits and ignore your own goals”.
A couple buys a house but can’t afford the down payment. The husband wants to accumulate more time, but the wife wants to buy it immediately. As a result, they borrowed everywhere to buy a house. This couple had a mindset error from the very beginning. The reason is not whether they have enough money or not, but whether buying a house is really necessary or not. The thinking of the poor often determines whether the work can be done or not, while with the rich they emphasize the goal of the action.
With the purchase of a house, the poor will immediately think of the following questions: How much deposit? Is income enough to pay the loan? Which house is affordable to buy? As for the rich, the first question that comes to their mind is: Is it necessary to buy a house? If you want to buy, what will the house look like? Then they develop a plan to achieve the goal.
Limit all possibilities
“Decision fatigue” is a concept in behavioral economics. This concept makes it clear that the more decisions you make in a short time, the more energy will be depleted. Since then, we no longer have the strength to evaluate the pros and cons of an issue, leading to many impromptu decisions.
For example, when buying a house, the average person will only focus on the price because they are used to comparing prices when buying something. Therefore, choosing the house with the lowest value, despite the unreasonable factors, is the common trend of these subjects.
However, this is the core of the concept of “poverty mindset”. Like when buying a house that has unreasonable items, even with the lowest value, you still lose a lot of money to repair. Chances are you won’t save much and just waste more money. If you only focus on the immediate benefits, it is possible to win the small battle but lose the big one.
Laziness here is not necessarily lazy to work, but also lazy to change, lazy to exercise, lazy to be ambitious.
If a person is poor, working in a low-income job that does not have enough to eat, but continues to do that day and day without thinking how to get a better job, higher income, then It is also a type of laziness: lazy to learn to gain more knowledge and capacity, lazy to strive to achieve a higher position, lazy to change because of fear of difficulties, fear of hardship.
Besides, there are people who are lazy to work, rely on family, parents are like mistletoe to survive. The British once gave the definition of NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) – an acronym to refer to a group of people who have no education, no occupation, or no training.
They do not contribute labor to society but separate from social competition, have no economic income, completely parasitize the family. Such people cannot lead an independent, active life, but forever rely on others to get through the day. This laziness makes them forever parasitic and poor in society.
Always think negative
If there is a mountain in front, the poor thinker will immediately think of obstacles, easy to give up. When tasked with contacting a partner, they fear failure, fear of rejection, or being looked down upon by others. A person who is dominated by negative thoughts will not be able to progress.
For rich people, when they encounter any problem, no matter how difficult, they believe that they can do it, and think of ways to solve the problem.
When someone around is successful, the rich will find a way to establish relationships and learn from this person’s strategies. As for the poor, when they hear about other people’s success, they will judge, ridicule, and even compare them with their own. This mindset will make it impossible for the poor to escape their world because negative energy is so contagious.
Satisfied and do not dare to take risks
Many people are satisfied with the current life, always thinking that everything will be stable, then it will be peaceful. However, stable does not mean safe. Sickness, accident, job loss… always happen suddenly, enough to ruin someone’s life.
If you don’t have money, nothing is safe. If you are poor and don’t dare to take risks, life has no way out. Of course, taking risks is not the same as gambling. You need to be ready to face danger, even when it’s safe, and to move forward courageously.
The poor focus on the obstacles and the rich focus on the opportunities. Poor people always make choices based on fear, they always look for the wrong in every situation or possible flaws. Instead of finding ways to control and overcome, they think too much about these obstacles, thereby losing confidence and not wanting to take risks.
Thinking determines level. Therefore, if you want to change your destiny, you need to change your mindset.
Vy Trang (According to 360doc, aboluowang)