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5 Common Mistakes That Prevent People From Becoming Millionaires

5 Common Mistakes That Prevent People From Becoming Millionaires
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It is wishful thinking when you want something and you are not willing to make any sacrifice for it. Wealth is wanted by many people but they keep taking the fruitless route in getting it. it is good to study what defines the success of the wealthy before you setting out on your journey to become a millionaire. It will not simply help you to become wealthy but also to stay wealthy. Try and avoid these popular mistakes that could hurt your chances of becoming a millionaire.

They are not trying

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” –Donald Trump

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It takes effort and lots of hard work to become successful. Most time people work hard not to become wealthy but simply to pay the bills. It all depends on the mindset we use to approach wealth because this can have a direct effect on how much money you make. Rather than focus on just working, you need to start trying to become a millionaire. Make sure it is a goal rather than just working to “get by.”

They don’t believe

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffet

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A lot of people adore the wealthy but they can’t ‘see’ themselves becoming one. They think that the rich must have done something crooked and evil to become wealthy. They would rather envy the wealthy and blame this or that for their inability to become wealthy. All millionaires see money as something they are entitled to have. You have to develop your positive thinking to make sure you attain wealth. Don’t make that mistake that wealth belongs to a certain few and you cannot be among that few.

They don’t trust in their guts

“Screw it, Let’s do it!” –Richard Branson

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If you want to be wealthy you have to stop listening to what other people say about you. You don’t need to look down at yourself or what you can do with the resources you have at your disposal. Being a millionaire is an energetic journey that can only be taken by you. And you have to let your instincts direct you at certain times on what smart decisions you have to take.

They procrastinate

“While the masses are waiting to pick the right [lotto] numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems.” – Steve Siebold

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A lot of people tend to wait when they need to be taking action. A lot of people wait for the right time, the right amount of money or a better opportunity before they take action. You can’t afford to wait for success, you have to go out to meet it. No one is going to fix your problems except you. Procrastination is a thief of time and all that waiting will stop you from achieving what you really want and becoming the person you can be. You can’t leave your pursuit of wealth to chance or allow external factors to determine what you can become.

They have a terrible relationship with money

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” – Robert Kiyosaki

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To be successful you have to treat money the same way a jealous lover treats his/her partner. You have to improve your relationship with money to become a millionaire. Having a healthy relationship with money means you are responsible, respectful and do honorable things with money. Learn to see money as a tool to becoming what you want to be. Once you start seeing money as a liberator rather than a necessary evil, you will be able to purchase a financial peace of mind and attract more opportunities.

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The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)

The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)
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No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them.

Anyone who’s spent an hour writing up the perfect grocery list only to realize at the store that they forgot to bring the list understands the importance of reminders.

Reminders of some sort or another are what turn a collection of paper goods or web services into what David Allen calls a “trusted system.”[1]

A lot of people resist getting better organized. No matter what kind of chaotic mess, their lives are on a day-to-day basis because they know themselves well enough to know that there’s after all that work they’ll probably forget to take their lists with them when it matters most.

Fortunately, there are ways to make sure we remember to check our lists — and to remember to do the things we need to do, whether they’re on a list or not.

In most cases, we need a lot of pushing at first, for example by making a reminder, but eventually we build up enough momentum that doing what needs doing becomes a habit — not an exception.

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From Creating Reminders to Building Habits

A habit is any act we engage in automatically without thinking about it.

For example, when you brush your teeth, you don’t have to think about every single step from start to finish; once you stagger up to the sink, habit takes over (and, really, habit got you to the sink in the first place) and you find yourself putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, putting the toothbrush in your mouth (and never your ear!), spitting, rinsing, and so on without any conscious effort at all.

This is a good thing because if you’re anything like me, you’re not even capable of conscious thought when you’re brushing your teeth.

The good news is you already have a whole set of productivity habits you’ve built up over the course of your life. The bad news is, a lot of them aren’t very good habits.

That quick game Frogger to “loosen you up” before you get working, that always ends up being 6 hours of Frogger –– that’s a habit. And as you know, habits like that can be hard to break — which is one of the reasons why habits are so important in the first place.

Once you’ve replaced an unproductive habit with a more productive one, the new habit will be just as hard to break as the old one was. Getting there, though, can be a chore!

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The old saw about anything you do for 21 days becoming a habit has been pretty much discredited, but there is a kernel of truth there — anything you do long enough becomes an ingrained behavior, a habit. Some people pick up habits quickly, others over a longer time span, but eventually, the behaviors become automatic.

Building productive habits, then, is a matter of repeating a desired behavior over a long enough period of time that you start doing it without thinking.

But how do you remember to do that? And what about the things that don’t need to be habits — the one-off events, like taking your paycheck stubs to your mortgage banker or making a particular phone call?

The trick to reminding yourself often enough for something to become a habit, or just that one time that you need to do something, is to interrupt yourself in some way in a way that triggers the desired behavior.

The Wonderful Thing About Triggers — Reminders

A trigger is anything that you put “in your way” to remind you to do something. The best triggers are related in some way to the behavior you want to produce.

For instance, if you want to remember to take something to work that you wouldn’t normally take, you might place it in front of the door so you have to pick it up to get out of your house.

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But anything that catches your attention and reminds you to do something can be a trigger. An alarm clock or kitchen timer is a perfect example — when the bell rings, you know to wake up or take the quiche out of the oven. (Hopefully you remember which trigger goes with which behavior!)

If you want to instill a habit, the thing to do is to place a trigger in your path to remind you to do whatever it is you’re trying to make into a habit — and keep it there until you realize that you’ve already done the thing it’s supposed to remind you of.

For instance, a post-it saying “count your calories” placed on the refrigerator door (or maybe on your favorite sugary snack itself)  can help you remember that you’re supposed to be cutting back — until one day you realize that you don’t need to be reminded anymore.

These triggers all require a lot of forethought, though — you have to remember that you need to remember something in the first place.

For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.

How to Make a Reminder Works for You

Computers and ubiquity of mobile Internet-connected devices make it possible to set up automatic triggers for just about anything.

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Desktop software like Outlook will pop up reminders on your desktop screen, and most online services go an extra step and send reminders via email or SMS text message — just the thing to keep you on track. Sandy, for example, just does automatic reminders.

Automated reminders can help you build habits — but it can also help you remember things that are too important to be trusted even to habit. Diabetics who need to take their insulin, HIV patients whose medication must be taken at an exact time in a precise order, phone calls that have to be made exactly on time, and other crucial events require triggers even when the habit is already in place.

My advice is to set reminders for just about everything — have them sent to your mobile phone in some way (either through a built-in calendar or an online service that sends updates) so you never have to think about it — and never have to worry about forgetting.

Your weekly review is a good time to enter new reminders for the coming weeks or months. I simply don’t want to think about what I’m supposed to be doing; I want to be reminded so I can think just about actually doing it.

I tend to use my calendar for reminders, mostly, though I do like Sandy quite a bit.

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Reference

[1] Getting Things Done: Trusted System

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