The Desire To Be Rich is a Good Thing


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Is it bad to want to be rich?

Let me ask that question a different way.

Is it bad to want to be successful at your job or in your business?

If your knee jerk reaction is to say, “yes, it’s wrong to want to be rich,” what you’re really saying is it’s wrong to want to succeed in life.

You see, wealth is just a byproduct of success. It’s one of the perks of being successful.

So, if you profess to hate the rich, your subconscious assumes you hate success, since wealth comes from success.

When I asked the millionaires in my Rich Habits Study if they always wanted to be rich, 53% of the self-made millionaires said yes.

The desire to be rich was an important mindset for the majority of self-made millionaires. It drove them to grow, to learn, to take calculated risks, to forge good habits and eliminate bad habits. It forced them to dream, to reach and to step outside their comfort zone.

The desire to become rich is not a bad thing. It can motivate you to do extraordinary things you would not otherwise attempt to do.

Conversely, a disdain 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 most 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 eliminated 67% of your problems in life. That’s 67% fewer things to worry and get stressed out 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 absolutely hold you back in life.

Seek out wealth. Seek out success. Seek out prosperity.

Wealth isn’t a zero sum game. Your becoming rich does not require that another person become poor. There is an abundance of money out there.

The thing that will most definitely limit your access to that money, however, is the negative, limiting belief that wealth is bad.

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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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  1. SO TRUE!!! Health is health and wealth is wealth but you need both

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