Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Successful People are Open Minded

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Unbiased – Open Minded. Tom’s desire to improve and succeed in life forced him to adopt an unbiased approach to thinking.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Although he is the one President who is universally revered among Republicans, Ronald Reagan used to be a Democrat before he changed his party affiliation to Republican in 1962.

Reagan, who was president of the Screen Actors Guild before being elected governor of California in 1966, was fiercely anti-Communist. He supported presidential candidates who shared this view, such as Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Reagan even challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford in the 1976 Republican primary. Though he lost that race, he eventually beat President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election.

As President, Reagan supported other conservative policies like limited government and lower taxes. Despite this, some of Reagan’s previously held Democratic beliefs, such as ridding the world of nuclear weapons, stayed with him throughout his Presidency.

Rich Habit Lesson of the Day

There are many who paint a picture of the wealthy as right wing and conservative leaning. The facts definitely do not support that. In reality, the most successful people in life are moderate in their thinking. Why? Because, the wealthy did not become wealthy by seeing things as black and white. Their intense focus on daily self-improvement is driven by a desire to better themselves. They are more interested in evolving their thinking then forcing it down someone’s throat. This perpetual desire to improve creates an open-mindedness that is critical to their success in life. Being open-minded enables them to digest new information that can change the way they think, positioning them to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Those who see things as black and white are unable to evolve intellectually and limit their peripheral vision. They miss opportunities, as a result, and this negatively impacts their ability to make more money. Creating wealth requires a continuous evolution in your thinking and the prerequisite for that is a state of open-mindedness.

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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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