Poverty is a Mental Disorder


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Poverty sets limits. Those growing up in poverty embrace a belief system which sets limits that often extend out to many generations. And beliefs define your destiny in life. That poverty-destiny mindset then becomes a blueprint for your future life. You build a life of poverty around this mindset. Essentially, this poverty-destiny mindset says: I was born poor, I’m a victim of my circumstances and the world in intent on keeping me poor. That thinking and those beliefs make poverty a mental disorder.

Conversely, those with a rich-destiny mindset believe they can change their circumstances, no matter how wretched they might be. They then create a blueprint of their future lives that has the effect of removing any limitations. This Rich Thinking breaks the cycle of generational poverty, enabling the poorest of the poor to achieve great things in life. If this was not true there would be no Andrew Carnegie’s, no Oprah Winfrey’s, no Ralph Lauren’s, and no Howard Schultz’s (Starbucks).

The only limitations in life are the ones we set.

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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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