Wednesday, August 12, 2009

5 Habits of Millionaires Worthy of Emulating

These are five (5) common traits of millionaires that allow them to be successful:

1. They focus on saving and investing.
They don’t have the desire to spend money as soon as it is earned. Instead, they have an innate ability to delay immediate gratification for future gain. This has a huge benefit in that you focus on saving and investing money for the future, allowing your money to grow significantly over time. The magic of compounding then kicks in, and wealth is the natural condition that prevails. Many wealthy individuals live quite simply choosing financial independence over material ownership.

2. They are able to focus their efforts on a project and make it successful.
They have the ability to set their minds to a task and pursue it with an undeniable focus. It is recommended that goals are clearly defined, which makes it easier for one to focus. “Winners focus, losers spray.”

3. They are willing to sacrifice to make ideas successful.
They are willing to do whatever it takes to make their ideas successful, even if it involves a degree of sacrifice. People who earn millions are able to focus and persevere in the pursuit of their goals. It may require endless hours of reading, learning new things, working extra hours, starting a new business etc.

4. They take calculated risks.
They take risks that are more likely to pay off in the future. Strategic risks are needed to earn and grow money. The younger you are, the more risks you are able to take, since you have more than enough time to recover.

5. They are generous.
They understand that they are blessed to have a wealthy status and share what they have earned with society. Read this previous post on Wealth and Charitable Donations.

Warren Buffett once said that if you want to be a certain way, you should exhibit the qualities that you admire in other people. Therefore, if you want to attain wealth, you should exhibit qualities that are common in many of today’s successful millionaires. These characteristics are not a bad place to start.

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