They say there are two primal forces driving mankind forward …
…. FEAR and GREED.
But, the Millionaire Next Door was perhaps the first book to dispel that particular myth. Still, we are either driven, it seems to a greater or lesser extent, by fear or greed.
Is it possible to become rich if you aren’t driven by GREED? Isn’t it also true that most millionaires are OPTIMISTS?
Well, I can only speak for myself, but what moved me forward every day was actually FEAR. You see, I am a pessimist!
EVERY time I buy something, I am thinking of how much I could lose … not how much I could gain. Yet, I go ahead and buy, anyway!
Why do I buy, if I carry so much FEAR?
I do it because I have an EVEN BIGGER FEAR … a fear that if I don’t make these ‘big moves’, I won’t make MY NUMBER ….
… and, I have realized that making my number is the most critical thing that I can do. Unfortunately for me and my personality type, my Number was a BIG NUMBER … I simply had to move well out of my comfort zone to get there …
… and, get there I did.
So, it doesn’t matter what drives you … just make sure that SOMETHING bigger than amassing a seven-figure bank account for the sake of seeing a pretty bank statement one day IS driving you!