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6. Rich people got lucky.
Very likely, most of the richest people in the world have achieved their success because they did or created the right things at the right time. They met the right partner and together they founded a great company. They applied at the right job and the right people saw their talents and started promoting them through the ranks. They also invested in the right set of companies, properties, products, or other things and suddenly they became extremely rich from their investments.
Well guess what. Their “luck” would NEVER have happened if they never WORKED on those things to begin with. If they just sat around doing an average job their whole lives without ever risking their time and money in something that could be great, they never would have achieved any of that.
Sure, they did get lucky, but they needed to WORK before any of that happened. A world-class organization or business does not appear from thin air you know. It needs to be dreamed of, planned, and built by people from the ground up first. You can build your own luck too. You just need to find that special thing that’s meant for you.
I am a great believer in Luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. — Coleman Cox.
7. Working hard won’t make you rich.
There is some truth to this one. You can work hard picking trash and earn little, or you can work hard building a recycling company that cleans entire cities and recycles tons of garbage a month and earn millions. You can spend eight hours a day working hard on a worthless mobile game that simply sucks your time and money, or you can spend eight hours a day programming an application that helps millions of people while earning money FOR you. Working hard is not enough; you need to work hard at the right things to earn wealth.