You Can Fall in Love With 1,000 Different People – Never Settle

When my children were getting into their college years, I told each of them as often as I could, that there is no such thing as the love of your life.

“You can fall in love with 1,000 different people. So, fall in love with someone who is a true partner; someone who shares your values, dreams, goals and a vision of the life you desire.”

In my Rich Habits Study, one of the commonalities among the self-made rich was that they found a spouse who was a true partner in the pursuit of a successful life.

In searching for the right life partner, make sure you and your significant other are on the same page:

  • Similar Beliefs
  • Similar Values (Life Priorities)
  • Similar Money Habits
  • Similar Exercise Habits
  • Similar Smart Money Habits
  • Similar Spending Habits
  • Similar Savings Habits
  • Similar Risk Tolerance Around Money/Investing
  • Similar Attitude Towards Family
  • Similar Dreams/Goals
  • Similar Desires or Wants
  • Shared Vision of Your Future Life
  • Similar Positive Outlook
  • Common Hard Work Ethic
  • Shared Expectations of Each Other
  • Similar Attitude Towards Importance of Honesty/Integrity
  • Humility
  • Similar Attitude About the Importance of Education
  • Similar Attitude About Trust and Fidelity
  • Shared Passion for Recreational Activities
  • Common Interests/Hobbies
  • Common Morals
  • Shared Financial Goals
  • Shared Family Goals
  • Shared Lifestyle/Standard of Living Goals

Success, wealth, good health and happiness are virtually impossible when the values, habits, mindset, temperament and beliefs  of your significant other are not in complete alignment with yours.  Never settle. You can fall in love with a thousand different people. Find one that is in total alignment with you.

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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. Tom, I cherish your writings and share many of them in my financial freedom blog. That said, this one kinda clunked. I’ve been with my husband for almost 30 years. If we had everything in common that you suggest we need, we wouldn’t’ be partners. We’d be clones. IMHO you need enough in common to be compatible, but enough different to have some creative tension and to retain your separate identities. Most of all, you need the tenacity, the skill and the motivation to work through the differences to focus on common goals. I don’t worry about whether he is the true love OF my life. I focus on making sure he is the love IN my life. Your thoughts?

    • Tks for your comment Hollis. The goal, for everyone, is to be strategic about the person they choose to spend the rest of their life with. If your priorities are to be wealthy, healthy, happy and successful, you will need to find that special someone who shares those Values. Some do get lucky, but you cannot rely on luck in finding that forever person. You’re lucky. Most are not. That is why the divorce rate is so high. The data I uncovered in my Rich Habits research/study is pretty clear – Most self-made millionaires had spouses who were true partners

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