By Kibet Tobias
Wondering why the rich people keep making more money? One of the things that most of us don’t want to hear is that there are people who keep getting rich while we remain in the same position.
According to a survey, the rich population is approximately 1% of the whole world and controls half of the world’s wealth.
The survey also shows that the wealth of 80 wealthy people is the same as that of the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people.
What do these rich people have that most of us don’t? What do they do differently?
This article uncovers some of the valuable things the rich people do that the poor don’t.
1. The rich focus on opportunities not obstacles
When it comes to making money, do you always focus on opportunities? For the rich people, this is one of their key considerations in an effort to generate wealth.
For instance, when a water vendor finds himself in a dry place where the residents do not have enough water, he or she will most likely see this as an opportunity to supply water to everyone in that place.
On the other hand, an ordinary person in the same place might not see such an opportunity. They will be discouraged to start a business because of the perception that a ‘prophet is always rejected in his hometown’.
2. The rich associates with positive like-minded people
Successful people believe that positive attitude is essential if you want to achieve your goals.
For this reason they don’t hang out with negative people who complain a lot about everything. If you associate with such people most likely you’ll start doing the same.
It’s said that ‘bad company ruin good morals’. Most wealthy people are always in the company of their like-minded fellows. This gives them an opportunity to keep challenging themselves.
You go to a shop to buy something and you find groups of people discussing politicians or the latest scandals.
Not to say that these people are poor, but you will never find successful people discussing others with so much negative energy.
3. The rich embrace and deal with their problems
I live in a place where everything wrong that happens is blamed on super natural forces or witches.
Some people talk of how one of the villagers has been blocking his/her opportunities. Thereafter, they will begin to look for non-existing solutions.
However, when the rich face a problem, they never give up. Instead, they look for practical solutions to sort it out and eventually ensure the problem is solved. This is the spirit we should embrace.
4. The rich always learn and grow
The rich learn from the challenging experiences. They learn by taking risks and doing it. They step outside their comfort zones.
The reason why you are still in that situation is because you fear talking risks.
By reflecting on your life experiences you are shaped and you are able to grow. Instead of starving for luxuries, successful people keep seeking knowledge.
In the end, it is important to note that most of the richest people in the world have had to work hard to make their money. They were not handed everything. This is why your current situation should not dictate your future because with the right attitude and good habits, you can be successful as well.
Tobias is a content writer at Career Point Kenya. Any related query? Contact email@example.com or Comment on the section below.