It’s been extremely difficult for me to change my mindset from a spender to an investor, but an article I recently read entitled “Seven Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires” spoke volumes to me.
“No. 6: Shift Focus from Spending to Investing”. For me this is the mark of an opportunist. People who constantly are looking for opportunities aren’t looking to spend money, they want to invest it. But for an average joe like me I find it hard to attain a mindset that is constantly looking to invest. And that’s the problem.
If I haven’t learned anything else from the successful people in my life, I have learned this, they believed they could be successful way before they ever were. They didn’t simply believe but they believed so much that they begin to act like who they wanted to be not like who they currently were. This means they invested there time and resources in things that someone who was were they wanted to be would, and when opportunity came knocking…they were already in the habit of taking advantage of it.
Case-N-Point: We can’t afford to spend our time or resources on anything, we have to invest them, and our investments will yield the results we are looking for.