Wealthy living is the lifestyle pinnacle that many strive to aspire but few succeed in achieving. The bigger truth, though, is that even more people are content with their income level and style of living, never putting in extra effort to break their fiscal patterns and emerge into a higher-stakes world.
For people who are truly happy with a life outside the spotlight of the rich, this is not a problem at all. However, those who genuinely desire wealth may grow frustrated and desperate as that fail, again and again, to achieve the financial freedom that they envision.
Of this group, it can safely be said to most of them, “You will never be wealthy.” Why is that? What are the reasons? There are a few primary obstacles that the majority will never surpass.
Many human beings simply do not want wealth enough to gain it. This may sound crazy; after all, aren’t there millions of people, just in America, that seem to sincerely want to be rich and have money pouring from every source?
The desire may be there, but the realistic aspirations are not: Often, people are under an unrealistic fantasy that becoming rich is easy, or quick, and they give up before the truly begin pursuing it. In reality, it usually demands hard work, and lots of it. Although becoming wealthy may be as simple as starting a business, few people have the passion to put 80 hours of work per week into the first few months of getting a start-up off the ground and on its own two legs. Also, others may realize that one potentially rapid route to wealth is trading, whether in stocks or foreign exchange; however, they may also fail to realize the amount of time required to put into research to make trading a worthwhile investment rather than a tragic mistake.
The term “wealth” seems to intuitively indicate millions upon millions of dollars, but typically a person would be satisfied to “just” get a few more thousands dollars per year, to escape the routine of paycheck-to-paycheck living and simply reduce the anxiety and resultant stress in their life from hardly making enough to get by.
Yet many of these same struggling people will not notice their bad money habits that are leaking hundreds upon hundreds of dollars per year. Do they smoke? If so, they are almost literally burning away loads of cash on a completely unnecessary habit. Do they truly need the most expensive package of cable television and internet connection? Have they negotiated for a better deal on their cell phone bill? How about insurance; have they shopped around for better auto insurance, or packaged their insurances together under one company for significant savings? Are they making car payments when they could purchase a used car in cash and save significantly in the long run? These are important questions. Are all, they should consider: If you think you are so close to being wealthy, yet persist in wasting lots of money, you have no excuse. You are exactly as fiscally responsible as you choose to be.
Creativity and Education
It is a rare blessing to achieve fortune through fame, especially with a one-shot wonder like becoming an overnight YouTube sensation or hitting it big on the New York Times best-seller list with a novel. Yet, these are indeed realities that creative people have taken advantage of.
Some people are not creative, so they lack this tool in their wealth-gaining arsenal. This may seem like a minor issue, but in the business world, creativity is truly an invaluable asset. After all, every new business had a to start with a good idea, and it takes a visionary mind to see, and realize, a lucrative opportunity in the market.
Education can help offset the creativity gap, if someone pursues business-specific training, or even an entire degree altogether. For those who truly seek to become wealthy, and are willing to be patient, these classes may be a wonderful investment benefit in the long run. The ideal for an entrepreneur is to have the creativity for a fantastic idea combined with the know-how to make it a real business.