I asked the question to myself: “Why I want to be rich?” Well, my answer was: “Because I want to be rich!”
When and How Did I Start Thinking to be Rich?
To be honest with you, I thought of my desire to become a millionaire in my early 20's. However, my dream to be rich did not materialize because I did not have the right mindset and nobody was guiding me on how to be a millionaire. Now, I am in my early 60's. It's only NOW that I have thought to become rich. How did it start? One morning in May 2012, I went to a public library in Las Vegas, Nevada and was browsing the various books displayed on the different shelves. At the end of the hall, I saw the 2 shelves displaying FINANCE books. I saw several books with the words: MILLIONAIRE and RICH.
I picked up the following books, took a seat and started browsing the books' Table of Contents:
Getting Rich (Stewart H. Welch III and Larry Waschka)
Getting Rich Your Own Way (Brian Tracy)
Multiple Streams of Income (Robert Allen)
Save BIG (Elisabeth Leamy)
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (T. Harv Eker)
The Road to Wealth (Suze Orman)
Your Internet Cash Machine (Joe Vitale and Jillian Coleman Wheeler)
You're Broke Because You Want To Be (Larry Winget)
Why We Want You To Be Rich (Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki
I walked to the check-out counter and borrowed the 9 books for 14 days. I read the books for about 5 days and came to some conclusions that a desire to become a millionaire:
needs a blueprint or a road map
can be done by people of any age
does not require college education
might encounter some obstacles and difficulties
does not require big capital to invest or start a business
needs determination, perseverance, discipline and sacrifice
is a journey to take slowly and gradually (except when one wins in a lottery)
When I read the books, I was surprised that the millionaires wished that you and I were wealthy, too. They were wondering why other people do not get wealthy. They said that wealth is available to every one who wants to desire, focus and persist. They worked just like other employees and workers, only their desire was to become millionaires.
I have read in the books that Suze Orman was a former waitress who became a millionaire, Robert Kiyosaki was an office employee who became a millionaire, and Harland David “Colonel” Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), who was unemployed in his 60's, became a millionaire because of his secret chicken recipe and KFC franchising. There are lots of stories of real people who were poor or just ordinary people who became millionaires. These real stories give me strength and determination to also take a journey to become a millionaire. The journey may end in 5, 7 or 10 years and then continue with the journey to accumulate more wealth. So my challenge to myself is: If these people were able to become millionaires, I may be able to become a millionaire, too.
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