Why People Rarely Get Rich Quick
The world seems like a huge ball full of endless opportunities to get rich but still millions, if not billions, of people are stuck in poverty. While some cases may be argued as sheer bad luck or misfortune, most people are simply not becoming rich because of various factors that will be highlighted.
Most people don't become rich quick because of the failure to balance the paradoxical process that is full of contradictions, requiring a strategic balance of the various elements.
- They never plan
Without a plan, and without sticking to the plan, becoming rich becomes a moving target or a wild goose chase. Most people do not become rich quick because they just lack the plan to take them there. Whereas plans can be subjected to turbulence, they provide goals and contingent approaches of achieving these goals or salvaging the entire venture if things become unbearable. Without a plan, and without goals, nothing can ever be accomplished, and you will keep on starting all over again every other time.
- They procrastinate
The best time to start acting on your plans is now. Most people, however, postpone their plans until it all remains as a thought that can never be actualized. Without starting, you can never know the challenges and neither can you come across the opportunities and hence becoming rich for these people is also postponed.
- They never invest
We have all heard of hardworking employees who retire without a penny in their retirement accounts and have to continue working for their daily sustenance in their retirement ages. It becomes impossible to get rich if you only depend on one stream of income known as linear income. Linear income requires that you get a job done for the payment to be effected and hence without working, there is no stream of money. On the other hand, passive income is the money earned from investments that give a return without you having to step in the office. Passive income is the equivalent of making your money to work for you as opposed to you working for the money. Most people will keep on laboring but will not experience their financial breakthrough because they do not make investments that will enable their money work for them.
- They lack intent
Intent is masked in several facets including ambition, accountability, and responsibility among others. The process of becoming rich is an intentional journey that must be followed to fruition. It means that you will take responsibility and remain accountable to yourself, and even when faced with obstacles, your ambition will drive you through up to the realization of your goal. This requires a balance between courage and foolishness, and patients and grabbing opportunities. Most people who do not become rich quick simply lack the ability to persevere and exercise restraint while others exercise restraint and perseverance enough till they miss the chance or get 'burnt.'