-You never really know you have a poverty mentality until you hang around rich people
-So do you have a poor person mentality? Here are 10 ways to find out:
1. Constant search for cheaper alternatives
Cheaper is not always better, hence if you always go for the cheaper options to save some coins, you could be on the highway to a lifetime of poverty.
2. Obsession with free entries and ‘good deals’
If you are one who always lives for promotions and better deals for products, you are exactly the people corporates target to make poorer.
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3. Constantly denying yourself
Buying a nice pair of shoes does not always mean you are rich. It could simply mean you can afford time and money to invest in yourself once in a while. This can challenge you to be a better version of yourself financially.
4. Belief that you are a victim of other people’s choices
Imagine a situation where your friend was to lend you some money for a major investment but ended up disappointing you, and you consequently dropped the idea. Trust me, your friend is not to blame for that.
5. Immense fear of spending money on ‘non-essentials’
People always say you should invest in your money for a better future. What these people never told you that being too rigid in your plans such that you deny yourself some things is a sure way of dying poor. Take that to the bank.
6. Fear of stigma when you mention an accomplishment
When you mention financial strides, don’t be afraid to say it out loud. Declaring it may actually work well for your confidence and motivation
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7. Guilt when you have more than someone else
You should never have any qualms for grinding hard for what you have. Unless you won the lottery, you deserve to feel content with being better placed financially than your friends.
8. Living in discomfort to save money
In the event of a blackout, if you are still using candles whilst a solar powered lamp which is 10 times more powerful retails for 1000, then something is definitely off.
9. In anything, always asking the cost.
If you have friends who ask you out to the movies, or suggest a Friday night outing and the first thing in your mind is the financial implication of the rendezvous, something needs to change
10. Belief that you are lucky when you succeed, incompetent when you fail.
Whoever feels lucky to be on planet earth certainly has his/her mind in the wrong place. We were all made to succeed and as such, success should strike you as an essential, rather than sheer luck.
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