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“But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5
Have you ever been pressured into making a decision?
How did that work out?
Acting in haste is a Poor Habit. It is born out of fear, anxiety, lack of confidence, ignorance, laziness or greed.
Unethical salespeople, con artists and fraudsters are tuned into these human defects and exploit them to their advantage. You need to be aware that there are people out there who butter their bread by finding individuals they can exploit for their own benefit.
Acting in haste is a Poor Habit. When you act in haste or make a decision in haste, that means you intentionally decided not to do your homework. Important decisions require effort and diligence. In other words, Work. Work’s hard. It requires time and effort. It requires patience.
Rich, successful people rarely act in haste. Instead, they do their homework. They patiently perform due diligence before any important decision to take action. They seek out experts. They gather feedback from those they trust implicitly. They carefully consider all the variables they gathered before they decide to take action.
If you want to become rich and successful, never let anyone push you into making any important decision in haste.
There’s no such thing as a once in a lifetime opportunity. Opportunities are everywhere and always present.
Make a habit of seeking out expert opinion before making any important decision. Do our homework. Study every aspect of every important decision. Only after you have gathered all of the information you can gather, should you then act. That’s what rich, successful people do.
Haste is a Poor Habit. Diligence is a Rich Habit.
Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”