Is Your Spouse Holding You Back From Living the Life of Your Dreams?


Tom Corley boats - cropI get many emails on the role spouses play in achieving success. This is a difficult topic to cover, but I feel, nonetheless, it’s a topic that must be addressed.

In my research, 88% of my self-made millionaires said that they were happy in their marriage. Conversely, 53% of the poor indicated that they were unhappy in their marriage.

One of the more critical success variables in my study was finding a spouse who was truly a partner in the pursuit of a successful life.

Spouses who are true partners in the pursuit of success, will share many things in common:

  • Similar Beliefs
  • Similar Attitude Towards Family
  • Similar Dreams or Aspirations
  • Similar Desires or Wants
  • Common Clarity or Vision of Your Future Life
  • Similar Positive Mental Outlook
  • Common Hard Work Ethic
  • Shared Expectations for Your Future Life
  • Similar Attitude Towards Honesty or Integrity
  • Humility
  • Similar Attitude About the Importance of Education
  • Similar Attitude About Trust and Fidelity
  • Shared Passion for Recreational Activities
  • Shared Interests
  • Common Morals
  • Shared Financial Goals
  • Shared Family Goals
  • Shared Lifestyle/Standard of Living Goals
  • Similar Risk Tolerance

Success, wealth, good health and happiness are virtually impossible when the values, habits, mindset, temperament and beliefs are not in complete alignment within a marriage. Finding a spouse who shares these important fundamentals, is, therefore critical to creating a dream life.

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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. David Bigelow says:

    This is a great list. I’m going to sit down with my wife in several conversations and talk about how we can get on the same page in these areas.

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