Open-Minded – A Characteristic of Successful People


One of the most important characteristics of the wealthy, which is responsible for so much of their success in life, is being open-minded. Without it they would be just like everybody else, poor or middle-class. Open-mindedness is what drives their thirst for knowledge and learning. The wealthy are continuously challenging their beliefs. A common response I got from many of the wealthy in my study was, “the more I learn the more I realize how little I know”. This is important mindset because it enables them to pivot quickly to see and take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. If they were stuck in ideological thinking, like 95% of the population, that part of the brain which is engineered to pick up such opportunities (the Reticular Activating System), would never be tuned in to see those opportunities. If you want to become wealthy and successful you need to be open-minded and challenge every one of your beliefs. You need to be open to new ideas and new thinking. You must cast aside the yoke of ideological thinking and pursue knowledge without prejudice.

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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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