18 Surprising Differences Between Rich and Poor Mindsets - David C Figueroa's Blog
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18 Surprising Differences Between Rich and Poor Mindsets


The mind is everything. What you think you become.”- Buddha

There are distinct differences in the way rich people think from the way poor people think. In the following list, I share 18 differences that if you study them and make changes in the way you think, will almost surely help you in achieving your personal and financial success.

1- Rich people believe “I create my life.”

Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”

2- Rich people play the money game to win.

Poor people play the money game to not lose.

3- Rich people are committed to being rich.

Poor people want to be rich.

4- Rich people think big.

Poor people think small.

5- Rich people focus on opportunities.

Poor people focus on obstacles.


6- Rich people admire other rich and successful people.

Poor people resent the rich and successful people.

7- Rich people associate with positive, successful people.

Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.

8- Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value.

Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.

9- Rich people are bigger than their problems.

Poor people are smaller than their problems.

10- Rich people are excellent receivers.

Poor people are poor receivers.

11- Rich people choose to get paid based on results.

Poor people choose to get paid based on time.

12- Rich people think “both”.

Poor people think “either/or”.

13- Rich people focus on their net worth.

Poor people focus on their working income.

14- Rich people manage their money well.

Poor people mismanage their money well.

15- Rich people have their money work hard for them.

Poor people work hard for their money.

16- Rich people act in spite of fear.

Poor people let fear stop them.

17- Rich people constantly learn and grow.

Poor people think they already know.

18- Rich people save their money and spend what’s left.

Poor people spend their money and save what’s left.

When you begin to THINK like a millionaire, you’ll then start to BEHAVE like a millionaire. And, when you behave like a millionaire, you’ll begin to DO things that a millionaire does, and when you start to do those things you’ll begin to get RESULTS.”- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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To your success,

David C Figueroa-Success Coach

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About the Author David C Figueroa

David C Figueroa is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience teaching personal development. An awesome success coach, and internet marketer. Now retired, he has refocused his goals into helping ambitious men and women to create exceptional lives.

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