by T. Harv Eker in his bestselling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.
Wealth File #1 Rich people believe “I create my life.”
Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
Wealth Principle: When you are complaining, you become a living, breathing “crap magnet.”
Wealth File #2 Rich people play the game of money to win.
Poor people play the game of money not to lose.
Wealth Principle: If your goal is to be comfortable, chances are you’ll never get rich. But if your goal is to be rich, chances are you’ll end up mighty comfortable.
Wealth File #3 Rich people are committed to being rich.
Poor people want to be rich.
Wealth Principle: The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.
Wealth Principle: If you are not fully, totally, and truly committed to creating wealth, chances are you won’t.
Wealth File #4 Rich people think big.
Poor people think small.
Wealth Principle: The Law of Income: You will be paid in direct proportion to the value your deliver according to the marketplace.
Wealth File #5 Rich people focus on opportunities.
Poor people focus on obstacles.
Wealth File #6 Rich people admire other rich and successful people.
Poor people resent rich and successful people.
Wealth File #7 Rich people associate with positive, successful people.
Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
Wealth File #8 Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value.
Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
Wealth Principle: Leaders earn a heck of a lot more money than followers.
Wealth File #9 Rich people are bigger than their problems.
Poor people are smaller than their problems.
Wealth Principle: The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.
Wealth File #10 Rich people are excellent receivers.
Poor people are poor receivers.
Wealth Principle: If you say you’re worthy, you are. If you say you’re not worthy, you’re not. Either way you will live into your story.
Wealth File #11 Rich people choose to get paid based on results.
Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
Wealth Principle: Never have a ceiling on your income.
Wealth File #12 Rich people think “both.”
Poor people think “either/or.”
Wealth Principle: Rich people believe “You can have your cake and eat it too.” Middle class people believe “Cake is too rich, so I’ll only have a little piece.” Poor people don’t believe they
deserve cake, so they order a doughnut, focus on the hole and wonder why they have “nothing.”
Wealth File #13 Rich people focus on their net worth.
Poor people focus on their working income.
Wealth Principle: The true measure of wealth is net worth, not working income.
Wealth File #14 Rich people manage their money well.
Poor people mismanage their money well.
Wealth File #15 Rich people have their money work hard for them.
Poor people work hard for their money.
Wealth Principle: Rich people see every dollar as a “seed” that can be planted to earn a hundred more dollars, which can then be replanted to earn a thousand more dollars.
Wealth File #16 Rich people act in spite of fear.
Poor people let fear stop them.
Wealth Principle: It is not necessary to try to get rid of fear in order to succeed.
Wealth Principle: If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.
Wealth Principle: The only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable.
Wealth Principle: Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success.
Wealth File #17 Rich people constantly learn and grow.
Poor people think they already know.