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What Rich People Did That We Never Do

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After watching many interviews of financially successful people, it dawned on me that most of them did something we fear doing.  This thing they did is part of what made them reach their heights of financial success.

Before they were successful, many rich individuals used a large part of their income to fund their businesses or dreams, and within a period of 4 to 6 years, they became millionaires.

For this reason, the main difference between us and the financially successful is that we mostly use our income on entertainment and improving our social status while they invested their incomes. When we receive our incomes, investment is the last thing that comes to our minds. We think about going out, decorating our homes, and doing anything that instantly improves our lifestyles.

Deep inside, we know that we must constantly invest a large part of our income in businesses/projects for us to be rich. However, we still waste our income on things that never add value to us in the long run just because we want to look rich

We prefer spending on expensive drinks, cool gadgets, and spacious homes because these things boost our ego and social status. We are not willing to sacrifice a ‘cool lifestyle’ for the sake of our dreams because we want everybody to know that life is good on our side. Little do we know that people who make financial progress often embrace frugality for a while.

A few months ago, my sister told me a story about his workmate who managed to purchase a commercial bus because he was ready to live frugally. He took a huge loan to buy this vehicle, and every month the bank deducted a large part of his income, forcing him to walk to work every day. He also had to live in a cheap apartment and wear cheap clothes while his workmates were wearing designers and living in classy apartments.

However, after two years, he paid his loan, and started earning $ 100/ Kshs 10,000 a day from the bus. The guy, eventually, managed to earn more than his workmates because he was willing to live frugally for two years. This guy never feared to appear broke. He is an example of the few people who are ready to give up a ‘cool lifestyle’ to secure a better future.

There is no other way folks. We just have to continually invest in our projects/dreams. The more we invest, the quicker we move towards financial success. It’s hard to do so, but I believe we can do it.

Remember, FOR US TO SUCCEED WE HAVE TO LIVE A FEW YEARS OF OUR LIVES LIKE OTHERS WON’T SO THAT WE SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIVES LIKE OTHERS CAN’T

Thank you for reading

Living an extraordinary life means giving up a normal one – Anthony Moore

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5 Unbelievable Factors That Make People Work Extremely Hard

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Mentors, a strong purpose, and motivational stuff are some of the main factors that have made people work extremely hard. However, there are also unique but not necessarily positive factors that have made people work extremely hard towards their goals. Guess you are ready to know them.

Here are they:

  1. The Desire to Prove People Wrong

Many people have worked extremely hard towards their goals because they wanted to prove the naysayers wrong. These folks wanted to show the people who doubted them that they can achieve greatness.

An example is Arnold Schwarzenegger. This guy worked extremely hard in his acting career because he wanted to prove wrong the people who told him that he won’t be a successful actor since he had a German accent, and a body that was too big for acting.

  1. Competition

Even though I have discouraged competition in my previous posts, I believe that it sometimes makes people work extremely hard. Many bloggers, musicians, and business owners have worked extremely hard because of the fierce competition in their niches. These folks knew that they would fail to secure a sizeable market share if their competitors outworked them.

For this reason, it’s inarguable that competition can force you to work harder whether you like it or not because if you don’t work hard when facing stiff competition, your competitors will become better than you and throw you out of the game.

  1. Faith

A large percentage of successful people succeeded because they had faith in their dreams. Faith made them completely sure that they will achieve their dreams if they worked harder, and therefore, it motivated them to work hardest towards their goals.

Recently, I realized that people who believe in the achievement of their dreams often work harder than those who doubt. Doubt drains your energy because it demotivates you, while faith pumps energy in you and motivates you to push yourself harder because you firmly know that success will come if you toil.

  1. Pain

People also work harder towards their goals if they believe that achieving them will eliminate some sort of pain. For instance, the pain of living in poverty motivated Eminem to work extremely hard towards a better life. In some of his songs, the rapper reveals how the pain he felt when he realized that his 9-5 salary could not sustain his family forced him to work very hard in music.

All the pain inside amplified by the fact that I can’t get by with my 9-5, and I can’t provide the right type of life for my family – Eminem, Lose Yourself

  1. The Need to Use Success As Revenge

“Success is the best revenge to pay you back.” – Eminem, Where I’m At.

I know people who are working so hard because they experienced rejection. These folks believe that working harder will make them meet success and make the people who rejected them regret.

Conclusion

Besides faith, the above factors show that you can use negative states of mind to push yourself harder. The main reason we are always encouraged to use positive factors to push ourselves harder is because most of the time, factors such as pain, competition, the need to revenge and prove people wrong, work against us.

What other unique factors do you know that can make people work harder?

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The Top 5 Ways To Embrace Patience

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My research on successful individuals made me realize that all successful folks were patient. They worked for a period of 3 to 10 years without quitting. For this reason, it dawned on me that I also have to embrace delay whether I like it or not.

However, I realized that embracing delay is pretty hard because I have to work diligently and patiently without getting discouraged even when my results don’t arrive as early as I expected. This realization made me contemplate on why it’s hard for people to master patience even though it’s a primary key to success.

Anyway, I thought about patience for a week and I realized the five ways we/you can be patient

Here are they

  1. Stop Wanting to Prove People Wrong

If you want to achieve your goals so that you prove people wrong you will become very impatient because you will want things to happen as fast as possible so that you appear right. Therefore, to become more patient, avoid wanting to prove people wrong. Just work towards your goals with nobody in your mind.

I loved proving people wrong but I ditched this behaviour after realizing that I usually want to progress quickly whenever I want to use my achievements to prove some folks wrong.

  1. Stop Focusing On the Outcome

It will be impossible for you to be patient if you constantly focus on your results because most of the time, you won’t see the results you expected. For example, if you are a blogger and you are targeting 10,000 visitors per day, you will be impatient and you might give up if you constantly check your stats because it might take long before you reach your target.

However, you will embrace patience if you forget about the results and start concentrating on acquiring the skills and knowledge required for you to achieve your goals.

  1. Know What Makes You Impatient

To embrace delay, you must know the factors that make you impatient and start avoiding them. For me, I avoided competing and comparing myself with others after realizing that these factors make me an impatient individual. It dawned on me that I always feel that my dreams are taking long to come true whenever I compete or compare myself with others.

  1. Understand that it Takes Long to Succeed

One of the main reasons why I’m a little bit patient is that I know that it took approximately 5 to 15 years of hard work for most successful folks to achieve their wildest dreams. This knowledge makes me realize that it might also take time for me to achieve my dreams, and for this reason, I have to embrace patience.

  1. Surround Yourself With Dreamers

You are more likely to be patient if you surround yourself with dreamers because you’ll realize that their success is also taking longer to arrive. My dreamer friends made me a patient individual because I realized that just like me, they are not meeting success quickly despite their hard work.

Conclusion

If we wait long enough, we’ll meet success. Therefore, we must cultivate patience if we want to live the life we want. We must also understand that patience is one of the primary keys to success because it enables us to persevere and persist without being frustrated. It might be hard to be patient but it’s not impossible. If some ordinary people succeeded in life because they managed to be patient, why not us?

You can add more ways to be patient in the comment box below

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau   

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