Wealth File #8 – Associate with Positive, Successful People
Rich people “associate with positive, successful people.”
Poor people “associate with negative or unsuccessful people.”
People who have attained success look at other successful people as a way of motivating themselves. They consider them as models to learn from. They would tell themselves, “If they can do it, I can do it.” As I have stated a while ago, modeling is one of the basic ways wherein people learn.
Rich people thinks that it is good that others have become successful ahead of them because they now have a trail to follow in order to gain success as well. Why reinvent the wheel? There are effective methods for success that work for almost everyone who uses them.
Accordingly, in order to be wealthy in a fast and easy way, you must learn how rich people play the game, since they are good in handling money. The goal is to make use of similar strategies, either inner or outer, like the ones rich people have already applied. It just makes sense: If you act exactly the same way and have the same goal in mind, chances are good you will also create the same outcomes. That’s what I did and that’s what this whole book is about.
Poor people on the other hand, judge, disapprove, and make fun of other people who have become successful in life and even worse, they try to pull them down to their level. How many of you know people like this? Are there people who act this way in your family? The real question is how can you possibly gain knowledge from or be motivated by someone whom you try to bring down?
Each time I have an opportunity to meet an extremely wealthy person, I find a way to be friends with them. I try to become a personal friend and get to know if we have things in common by talking to them, learning how they think, and exchange contacts with them.
By the way, if you think I’m doing wrong for trying to make friends with rich people, then perhaps you’d rather see me mingling with people who are broke? I don’t think so! As I’ve pointed out before, energy is contagious, and I have no intent in subjecting myself to theirs!
Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker © 2003