The Desire to be Rich is a Common Personality Trait Among Millionaires

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There are so many stories about millionaires and billionaires who, after attaining wealth, profess to never having had a desire to be wealthy.

Don’t believe it.

When I interviewed the millionaires in my Rich Habit Study, none knew they were being interviewed to find out how they got so rich. Most thought I was just asking questions related to the free financial planning or free tax planning I was offering them. So, their responses were always honest and truthful.

When I asked the millionaires in my study if they always wanted to be rich, 53% of the self-made millionaires said yes. Fifty-three percent were obsessed with becoming rich. The desire to be rich is an important mindset for the majority of self-made millionaires.

Contrary to what many have been raised to believe, love of money is not a bad thing. It can motivate you to achieve.

Conversely, a distain for money is almost certainly a financial death sentence.

A study conducted by Kansas State University found that those who had positive feelings about money were more likely to attain wealth and those who had negative feelings about money were more likely to become poor.

According to the study, most of our beliefs about money can be traced back to how we were raised. Parents, the study said, were the source of many of our beliefs about money. Parents with positive beliefs about money, raised children who would one day become rich. Parents with negative beliefs about money, raised children who would one day become poor.

While wealthy people don’t necessarily worship money, they certainly admire it a great deal. According to my Rich Habits Study, the vast majority of the wealthy believed that wealth was good. They saw it as a cure to the many ills in life. According to my data, being rich eliminates 67% of your problems in life. That’s 67% fewer things to worry and stress about.

Worry and stress, according to numerous health studies, depresses your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to cancer, heart disease and many other diseases. Therefore, becoming rich means less worry and stress which, in turn, reduces the incidence of of cancer, heart disease and many other health issues.

Despite what you may have learned as a child, the desire to become rich is not a bad thing. It’s just another false myth, or limiting belief, that will hold you back in live. Believe and you will achieve. Seek out wealth. Seek out success. Seek out prosperity.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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