Why aren’t you rich?

June 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

Felix Dennis explains why he’s rich and you’re not.

# If you are unwilling to fail, sometimes publicly, and even catastrophically, you stand little chance of ever getting rich.

# If you care what the neighbours think, you will never get rich.

# If you cannot bear the thought of causing worry to your family, spouse or lover while you plough a lonely, dangerous road rather than taking the safe option of a regular job, you will never get rich.

# If you have artistic inclinations and fear that the search for wealth will coarsen such talents, you will never get rich. (Because your fear, in this instance, is well justified.)

# If you are not prepared to work longer hours than almost anyone you know, despite the jibes of colleagues and friends, you are unlikely to get rich.

# If you cannot convince yourself that you are “good enough” to be rich, you will never get rich.

# If you cannot treat your quest to get rich as a game, you will never be rich.

# If you cannot face up to your fear of failure, you will never be rich.

I have problems with pretty much all of those. I don’t know how correct he is, but given that I’m not rich, and he is, arguing with him is a difficult endeavor.

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