13 Reasons You’ll Never be Wealthy

Most everyone want to be wealthy. Unfortunately most will never achieve it. Here’s 13 reasons why you’ll never be wealthy.

1. You Need to be Liked

Why is this a reason you’ll never be wealthy?

Let’s face it. If you want to get wealthy, you aren’t going to get there on your wages. At some point, you’re going to need to sell, promote, or share some products or services.

And if you insist on needing to please everyone . . .

. . . To bend over backwards to appease others demands . . .

. . . To succumb to the beliefs of what family and friends think you should do, just to make them happy . . .

You’re in for a long, unpleasant existence full of lack and poverty.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Need to be Liked

Don’t get me wrong. You need to please your customers. You need to provide them with far more value than they’re paying you for. Otherwise you won’t be in business long.

But those people who are forcing their opinions on you aren’t your customers . . . And they likely never will be.

Don’t make the mistake of trying to please and be liked by everyone. Just be yourself and be pleased and liked by your customers. They’ll end up being some of your best friends anyway.

 

2. You Need to be Comfortable

Why will needing to be comfortable mean you’ll never be wealthy?

All personal growth occurs outside of your comfort zone.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Need to be Comfortable

And personal growth is the key to unlocking wealth. So if you’re addicted to being comfortable all the time, you’re not very likely to get wealthy.

Because let’s face it . . . asking for the sale can be uncomfortable. Especially when you get a “no.” Or two. Or three.

But since nearly 60% of customers say “no” four times before they say yes, you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Learn to get out of your comfort zone.

Or be comfortable. And broke.

 

3. You Need to be Right

Do you have an uncontrollable urge to correct other people? If someone writes “your” instead of “you’re”, are you the first person to hop in and let them know of the mistake?

Or if “their”, “there” and “they’re” get confused, you make sure that you straighten the offender out?

Having the need to always be right is going to cost you. And not just money.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Need to be Right

I remember hearing Brian Tracy talk about when he was younger, he had a overwhelming need to be right. So much so that when he would approach a group of his “friends”, they’d all walk away!

It seems most people don’t care for being corrected.

As one of my mentors, T. Harv Eker says “You can be right or you can be rich, but you can’t be both.”

Get over trying to be right all the time. It’s just holding you back from becoming wealthy.

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4. You’re Afraid of Failing

This is an all too common trait among people. We’re taught in school that failure is to be avoided. You don’t get an “A”, well tsk tsk! Get enough “F’s” and you’re going to be invited to repeat a grade.

But it’s totally unnatural. Think of a young child learning to walk. They stand up. They take a step. They fall down. They get up. They fall down again.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You're Afraid of Failing

Now, if they were in school, they’d be well on their way to an “F” in walking class. But little children don’t have that fear of failure that’s taught in school.

They keep trying until they succeed. Whether walking, talking, dressing themselves, tying their shoes, riding a bike . . . they instinctively know that success lies on the other side of failure.

In the book “Go For No”, Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton lay it out nice and clearly . . . Success isn’t in one direction and failure in another. Failure is between you and success.

Unfortunately, as adults, this fear sticks around long after we’ve left school. We try and start a business or make a sale, are faced with a small failure or two, and immediately we give up.

We say “this isn’t for us”. And we walk away.

But when you do that, you are simply making sure that you’ll never be wealthy.

 

5. You Procrastinate

There’s an old saying – “money loves speed.”

I’ve even heard that it’s the unofficial motto of Silicon Valley. Whether or not that’s the case, money does love speed.

When you get an idea and don’t act on it, what you’re essentially saying is “I’m not interested in being wealthy.”

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Procrastinate

Most people approach ideas this way – they get an idea and they say “what a great idea! I should do something with that . . . someday.” But guess what? Someday never comes. And that great idea never gets implemented. At least not by them.

But a year or two later, you see that great idea on the market, making someone else unbelievably rich.

Maybe you have a great idea that you’ve been pushing off for a while. Get started. Now. Only by taking action will you ever get anywhere or make any money.

You might hit some bumps, or “failures” on the way. But look at them for what they are . . . feedback. Alter your course and keep going.

Eventually you’ll get there. But only if you start.

If not, it’s just another reason why you’ll never be wealthy.

As the great Napoleon Hill said “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

 

6. You Don’t Take Responsibility

Do you know why the CEO’s of big corporations get paid as much as they do while the average worker in that same corporation gets paid what they do?

One word.

Responsibility.

The average worker goes home at the end of the day and that’s that. He’s done for the night. And if something catastrophic happens, he could care less . . . as long as he’s still go his job.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Don't Take Responsibility

With the CEO, it’s a different story.

They’re usually at work in the morning before anyone else. And they’re still there in the evening after everyone else.

And if the $#!% hits the fan, guess who has to deal with it?

 

Yeah. The CEO.

She needs to deal with the mess.
The media.
The shareholders.
The board.
The government regulators.

She’s made a decision to take on more and more responsibility in the company. So she’s rewarded for it with more money.

And that’s how it is everywhere. You want to earn more? Take on more responsibility.

Want to earn less? Shirk responsibility.

But I guarantee, avoiding responsibility is a big reason you’ll never be wealthy.

 

7. You Have a Victim Mentality

You don’t hit your sales quota, whose fault is it? Your sales manager for giving you a bad territory?

Your spouse for not supporting you enough?

You buddy that kept you out drinking the other night before that important presentation?

Your parents for not doing a better job raising you?

The President for not creating a better economy?

If the answer to that question was any of those . . . or really anything other than “Me!”, Congratulations! You officially have a victim mentality. And it’s going to keep you from ever getting wealthy.

It’s ridiculous how prevalent it is, especially among Americans. Everything that goes wrong has to be someone else’s fault. We can never be at fault. Because that would require . . . Taking responsibility!

Do me and everyone else on the planet a favor . . . get rid of your victim mentality. Take responsibility. You’re an adult now. It’s OK.

Stop letting it be another reason why you’ll never be wealthy.

 

8. You Think That Money is in Limited Supply

Money is NOT in limited supply. You don’t have it because you’re doing something wrong.

To prove my point, each and every day about $5.3 Trillion (Yes. Trillion. With a “T”) is traded in the global forex market.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Think Money is in Limited Supply

That bears repeating.

$5.3 Trillion.
Each.
Day.

Money is NOT in limited supply. I have nothing else to say about this.

Except.

$5.3 Trillion. Each. Day.

You continuing to believe that money is in limited supply is just going to make sure that you’ll never be wealthy.

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9. You Think You Don’t Deserve It

This goes right along with tat victim mentality thing. You’ve probably been told your whole life that your dumb, lazy, incompetent, ugly, mean, too nice or some other nonsense. And that makes you feel like you don’t deserve to be wealthy.

Don’t believe it. It’s a load of male cow manure. (Unless you’re an @$$. Then you should work on not being an @$$.)

But you embracing all this negativity that someone else gave you isn’t helping you out. In fact, if you identify with the nonsense someone told you (which you undoubtedly do . . . that’s how we’re wired) you’re going to behave in that way.

See, we always behave in a manner consistent with our identity. (Again, the @$$ thing.) We have to. If we don’t, there’s a conflict in our subconscious mind.

So you’re going to start acting like your identity.

So identify as deserving. Deserving of wealth. Of abundance. Of prosperity. Of everything you’ve always wanted and dreamed of.

 

10. You Don’t Forgive Others

In his book “The Four Agreements”, Don Miguel Ruiz recommends that you don’t take anything personally.

It’s solid advice. Because if you don’t take it personally, you’re far more likely to forgive people for what they do.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Don't Forgive Others

Whether it’s the guy who cut you off in traffic this morning or your parents for whatever it is they did to you, forgive them. When you’re holding a grudge, then you don’t have room in your life for wealth to enter.

Grudges and anger take up a lot of space in your mind and life. And that’s space that could be better filled with wealth.

“As I walked out the door to my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind that I would still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela

 

11. You Don’t Forgive Yourself

This is even more important than forgiving others! We all make mistakes. Don’t hang onto them.

Understand that whatever happened, you did the best you could given the circumstances and what you knew. Maybe you’d do better or do something differently now.

But continuing to punish yourself because you should have done something differently then is not only foolish, it’s preventing you from attracting wealth into your life.

Not forgiving yourself is the first step to thinking that you don’t deserve to be wealthy.

 

12. Your Problems Are Bigger Than You

Do you have problems in life? Everyone does.

Are yours big problems or small problems? That’s going to depend on you.

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - Your Problems Are Bigger Than You

What’s a small problem for one person is a huge, insurmountable problem for someone else. Same problem. Different results.

Why?

The size of the person dealing with the problem. If, on a scale of 1 to 10, you’re dealing with a problem that’s a 6, but your problem-solving abilities are a 3, that’s a big problem.

But if your problem solving abilities are an 8, dealing with a problem that’s a 6 is not a big deal.

And this all depends on your comfort zone.

If you can get comfortable being uncomfortable, you’re going to grow as a person. And that’s going to allow you to develop the skills and emotional control to solve bigger and bigger problems.

And the bigger the problems are that you solve, the more money you’re going to make. But if you never let yourself grow to be able to solve big problems, you’ll never be wealthy.

 

13. You Think Money is Evil

Are you evil?

Would you willingly do anything evil?

No? Then why would you ever have enough money if you believe that money is evil?

Money isn’t evil. Money is paper. It’s simply a mutually agreed upon way to reimburse someone for their goods or services. That’s it.

Unfortunately, we’ve been led to believe that money is evil. Usually by churches and religions. (Who by the way are exceedingly wealthy)

The original quote though isn’t “money is the root of all evil” but “the love of money is the root of all evil.”

And the wealthy know that George Bernard Shaw said it best -“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

Why You'll Never Be Wealthy - You Think Money is Evil

Remember money isn’t evil, just like money isn’t good. It’s paper. It’s a tool, like a hammer or a wrench. Is a hammer evil? No. Can it be misused? Yes, just like anything else.

Bob Proctor, in his book “You Were Born Rich” says “use money, love people.” The problem occurs when that gets reversed. When someone loves money and uses people. But instead of seeing the problem for what it is – someone loving money and using people – the money gets the blame. The money suddenly becomes “evil”.

Nonsense. Always remember – money is a tool. If for some reason you need to think of it as evil, that’s fine. Just understand that you’re not going to have much of it!

 

The 13 Reasons You’ll Never Be Wealthy

  1. You Need to be Liked
  2. You Need to be Comfortable
  3. You Need to be Right
  4. You’re Afraid of Failing
  5. You Procrastinate
  6. You Don’t Take Responsibility
  7. You Have a Victim Mentality
  8. You Think Money is in Limited Supply
  9. You Think You Don’t Deserve it
  10. You Don’t Forgive Others
  11. You Don’t Forgive Yourself
  12. Your Problems Are Bigger Than You
  13. You Think Money is Evil

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