Success Requires a Positive Mental Outlook

In my five-year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor I discovered one of the secrets to success: Positivity. Wealthy people have the Rich Habit of a Positive Mental Outlook (PMO). They are upbeat, optimistic, grateful and happy.

Below are some of the positivity statistics I uncovered in my study of the wealthy:

  • 82% were happy
  • 94% were happy doing what they did for a living
  • 92% were happy with their health
  • 87% were happily married
  • 98% believed in unlimited opportunity
  • 81% did not allow themselves to lose their temper
  • 87% believed they created their own good luck
  • 94% avoided negative gossiping
  • 79% believed they would be financially successful in life
  • 85% believed honesty was critical to success
  • 83% meditated every day
  • 54% believed their optimism was an important factor in their success
  • 78% believed those who pursued wealth were good, honest and hardworking individuals
  • 96% believed success has nothing to do with chance
  • 62% were devoted to some charitable cause
  • 97% believed wealthy people are not greedy

Below are some of the negativity statistics I uncovered in my study of the poor:

  • 98% were unhappy
  • 85% were unhappy doing what they did for a living
  • 53% were unhappy in their marriage
  • 51% did not believe in unlimited opportunity
  • 43% allowed themselves to lose their temper
  • 54% believed they were the victims of random bad luck
  • 79% engaged in negative gossip
  • 87% believed they would be poor in life
  • 77% believed lying was critical to success in life
  • 52% believed chance determines success
  • 78% believed optimism is not critical to success
  • 95% believed wealthy people were greedy, dishonest and not hardworking

Positivity is a mindset. The wealthy did not have a positive mental outlook because they were wealthy. They are wealthy because they had a positive mental outlook. They developed a PMO long before they realized any success in life. They made positivity a daily habit. Those who were poor developed their negative mindset long before they became poor. There’s an old saying: “If you don’t believe, you will never achieve”. You must believe you will succeed in life. You must embrace positivity. You must change your outlook from a negative mental outlook to a positive mental outlook. Those who sow negativity, reap negativity. Those who sow positivity reap positivity. What do you want to sow?

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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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