1. Ditch the lottery mentality.
The lottery mentality is the desire for unearned success, plain and simple. You read about it every day. One man wins the lottery and he’s set for life. Or maybe he wins a lawsuit against a corporation and doesn’t have to work again for the rest of his God-given life.
Isn’t that the new American Dream? Just the idea of having so much money, being successful without really having to earn it is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. But the lottery mentality is like a disease. It represents a danger to every other aspect of your life. It’s easy to rest on this perceived success and not dream of being anything more.
And while dreaming of getting millions of dollars without lifting a finger seems heavenly, the odds of it happening are also very slim. Many people won’t let a little something like odds and probabilities stop them from waiting to pick the right numbers and praying for prosperity, though. And that’s the problem.
The middle class waits. The rich? They got to be rich when they stopped with the lottery mentality and became more action-minded.
In business, there are two types of people:
- the person who works hard, follows a system and gets rich
- the person who keeps an eye out for the latest deal, pre-launch, scheme and with no additional work necessary makes a million overnight.
Guess who manages to grow his money and keep it for longer? The first type of person knows that to actually become successful and remain financially secure, he needs to be consistent and steady with whatever product he is promoting. Consistent actions and steadily pushing forward wins the race.