5 habits common among the rich

Want to join the ranks of the wealthy? Here are some guidelines you might want to adopt.

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Feb 10, 2014 9:01PM
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before the haters even start with their excuses:

ANYONE can do a pushup........ you don't need to join a gym

It costs no more to eat right...... you just have to take the time to actually prepare the food.

and on and on.  The reason you aren't wealthy is your attitudes! If you are making excuses, that says it all!    (If you are blaming other people, you are truly sick!)

The wealthy put in the effort. you sit on the coach eating donuts and making excuses. But there is no need for excuses!  You are EXACTLY who and what you want to be! And it is okay. you have the right to be what you are! But you DON'T have the right to lie about it or hate other people because of your choices!  So enjoy that donut and go back to watching cat videos (or porn)!  It is okay!  As long as you don't hate the people that chose to workout, eat right, study, etc.  Because they had a right to make the choices they made too!

Feb 10, 2014 9:40PM
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I find it exhilarating to encourage excellence and to discourage mediocrity. Too often we fail to focus upon this reality.
Feb 10, 2014 9:08PM
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Over 90% of millionaires are first generation, they earned it. If you are in most technical fields it isn't hard at all to have that kind of net worth. And the article is spot on, ignore it at your own peril. Don't confuse the 0.1 % with the average rich. It's not the 1% you need to worry about, it's the 0.1% and above that have real power to corrupt.
Feb 10, 2014 8:44PM
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And here we go again. ms(nbc) has reposted the same story after deleting all the comments.  Too many people understand the truth, msn?

Too many of us know that the rich AREN'T the problem, and the parasites ARE!  We posted about how we have made it by working hard, not wasting money, and NOT blaming other people for our situation.  And that isn't the class warfare that the msn writers want. So they wipe out the comments and recycle the story to try again. But it won't work. Too many of us still believe in EARNING what we have. And we aren't afraid to tell the truth like it is.

Feb 10, 2014 10:05PM
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Why does MSN keep trying to divide this country? And why do they promote hatred for us regular folks who work our A$$ off to get ahead in life......WITH A SMILE ON OUR FACE WITHOUT BITCHING ABOUT OTHERS?   grumpy + lazy + blame others = failure in life.....GUARANTEED
Feb 10, 2014 10:12PM
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Good pointers...what we do on a daily basis has long term affects. Case in point...continuous learning. I use all the educational material I can to become more skilled at work.

Feb 11, 2014 9:33AM
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What is the big difference... successful people do something, they don't look for excuses to quit, they don't look for someone to blame for their lives, and they don't look to the government to sustain themselves. You don't have to have a goal of being rich. Just make sure each day your goal is to move FORWARD in life and improve yourself. 
Feb 11, 2014 9:35AM
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Work hard, work smart, educate yourself, stay as current as possible, live kindly towards others, teach kids the value of hard work and they will develop good self-esteem, know that no one is ENTITLED to ANYTHING..work for what you want, enjoy it after you worked for it, and if you don't want to work and contribute, get NOTHING and know that is what you deserve...NO FREE RIDES...don't give money, instead teach people to do for themselves...THAT fixes all...
Feb 10, 2014 10:31PM
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Sounds like sage advice for everybody.
Feb 10, 2014 9:07PM
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Why does this always have to devolve into arguing over one group of people being better than another group of people.  Doesn't it take ALL kinds of people to make a community?  When one group chooses to turn up its collective noses and snobbishly believe that they are "better" than other people, that is just plain wrong.  
Feb 11, 2014 6:11AM
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There are people of all income levels who practice the habits described. Some accumulate wealth and some don't.
Feb 11, 2014 6:00AM
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This article is assuming I want to be rich. I'm content with the money I have, which is enough to support myself and family in this time.

I'm not even "Christian", but here are some words to live by regardless of what you believe.

Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.


Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


Hebrews 13:5

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”


Ecclesiastes 5:10

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.


Matthew 19:24

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”


Proverbs 23:4-5
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.


AND............It goes on, and on, in fact, it is one of the biggest themes in the bible.


How come I rarely see people when they quote the Bible mention these things? Have we truly fallen this far America? Look at ourselves. 


But look at how happy all these rich people are. All smiling. All healthy and fit.


All better and superior.


Man.

Feb 11, 2014 12:08PM
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A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
        ~ Tex Guinan~
Feb 11, 2014 9:58AM
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have had the chance to work with the wealthy average  millionaire . most live in special  housing  areas of  some  sort  they are told  how to mow there  lawn have security  7/24 what color there house  can  be  ect ect  in other  words  they in some  ways  don't live in the  real  world.  and a lot of them don't  want to know  about the real  world.  can not  blame them but please don't get the average  working human  mixed up with  them.  they  live  in a controlled  environment  (socialism) we average  people don't  mind rich  as lone as they don't  forget  how they  got  rich. there was a middle  class  once  but that is disappearing on a daily  basis' .  what we need  is  for these so  called  average  millionaires  to  stand up to this  government  and  get our  country  back. in other  words  vote  put this socialist  government we  have out of business. said  don't judge them  by  the .01 %  well 1 % get off your  butt  and help the average  person get america  back  vote  in 2014  surprising  how many 1 %  don't  vote
Feb 11, 2014 12:08PM
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Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
        ~Doug Larson~
Feb 10, 2014 11:06PM
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What it comes down to, is that rich people have more TIME. They have time to exercise, they have time to read, they have time to nurture relationships. The poor work longer hours just to get by and don't have the same amount of time to do the things that rich people do.
Feb 11, 2014 1:02AM
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Gone and good riddance.... why don't you go away and take your obnoxious ignorant, disgusting, offensive, racist,  puerile, trashy posts with you.

 Your idiotic vile infantile contemptible name calling rants adds nothing of value to the conversation on this board.

Blaming black people for your problems, ills and you not making it in life, as well as your lack of education and such a poor knowledgebase as evidenced by your name calling including referring to the POTUS as Obamanigga, demonstrates that  you are very lacking on all levels.

 Do go away or/ and  grow up.  As a matter of fact why not take a page out of the book of your betters and go read a book and better your mind.

Feb 11, 2014 12:07PM
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If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
        ~Will Rogers~
Feb 11, 2014 1:30AM
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Everyone, all we have to do is exercise and listen to crappy audio books on our way to work, and we can become successful. What's that? There are poor people in Africa? They need to hit the gym and wake up at 2 AM while networking between lunch and things will turn around.

Give me a break. The habits outlined are great overall, but they aren't going to make you successful. Many of these habits are acquired after the wealth comes in.

Feb 11, 2014 1:52AM
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Only 7 percent of rich people have read a book about the habits of rich people, but 82 percent of poor people have read a book about the habits of rich people. Therefore, poor people are poor because they read books about the habits of rich people.
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