When I was 20, I decided to be a millionaire, even though I was born by poor parents. Making a decision isn’t enough; I was very much aware that I would have to sacrifice a couple of things if I truly want to be rich. In this article we will be sharing with you 10 Things I sacrificed and you must sacrifice to be rich, If You Want to Be Rich
No. 1 Sacrifice the shining Objects
For more than a decade after I’ve decided to be rich, I didn’t buy any shining object, didn’t use the latest phones, TV, clothes or shoes. I bought nothing except it was essential for my existence or business.
My idea about money is making it, investing most of it, and managing anything that remains. I have days when my wife and I would be broke, even though we were making more money than most people. We were broke because we invest almost everything we earn.
I won’t tell you that it’s easy, but you must sacrifice to be rich. Would you rather be a lion one day and be respected all your life, or would you be a sheep with no honor all the rest of your life? Would you rather sacrifice those new phones, clothes, wristwatches, and TV-set now or be an average man for the rest of your life.
Robert Kiyosaki said, “Rich people buy luxuries last while poor people buy luxuries first.”
If you want to be rich, you must be disciplined enough to sacrifice the bright objects, invest a significant percentage of your income, and manage whatever remains.
No. 2 Sacrifice friendship with poor people.
I decided long ago never to be friends with poor people and what I mean by poor people here isn’t those people who have no money. The truly poor people are those who are not ambitious.
If you hang out with people who are not ambitious, you won’t be determined, people who make excuses, you’ll end up making excuses.
If you hang out with people who expect the economy to be better before they’ll be rich, you’ll do the same. Let go of negative people.
Surround yourself with positive and ambitious people, and you’ll be costly because they will challenge and encourage you to dream big and dare life.
No. 3 Sacrifice social media & TV.
I never bought a TV-set in my entire life. I had only one social media account and got it deleted last year, November.
Today, I use social media strictly for business, and here is the reason; Social media, like the TV, is too exciting.
If you want to be rich, you’ll be careful about things that are too interesting because if anything is also exciting and it doesn’t give you money, it’s taking away money from you.
The reason why you can spend 7 hours in front of the TV-set is that it’s interesting. You can check your Instagram and Facebook profiles ten times a day because it’s interesting. The problem with this is that the real thing is bitter.
If you want to be rich, you’ll have to spend your time doing difficult things, not enjoying sweet things. Action is painful and bitter, but that’s what you have to do. Do I mean you should delete all your social media profiles?
No. Do I mean you should reduce the time you spend on social media and TV? Yes, if you want to be productive.
No. 4 Sacrifice Some Sleep
I’m not talking about the bullshit of waking up early here. Nobody needs to wake up at 5 am or 5;30 am as a rule.
The rule of the thumb is simple; you need to sleep later than most people or wake up earlier than most people. I’m not advocating that you sleep only 3 hours, but I don’t think you need to sleep 9 hours either. you must sacrifice some sleep to be rich
No. 5. Sacrifice the blame game
I grew up in a society where most people blame the government, the economy, or their parents for their poverty.
However, when I was around 17, I decided to stop that nonsense. Blaming other people for your situation makes you happy because you have the feeling that it’s after all, not your fault. The problem with this mindset is that, since you think it’s not your fault, you also think someone else should help you out, maybe the government, parents, or the economy.
I’m sorry, nobody is going to help you to become rich. If you want to be rich, you’ll sacrifice the pleasure you’re getting from blaming others. You’ll take 100% responsibility for your life, get out and get your hands dirty.
No. 6 Sacrifice your fear of losing.
The day I was going entirely into the business world was very remarkable. I was afraid yet; I knew I just had to do something with my life. At some point, I was not sure I could succeed, but I told myself, “I’ll rather die now than live the rest of my life as a poor person.”
If you want to be rich, you’ll be crazy enough to let go of your fear of failing. Whether you step out or not, you’ll fail because failure is part of life. Why going through life with fear when you can face your fear?
No. 7 Sacrifice your Impatience
Warren Buffet said, “You cannot have a baby next month by impregnating nine women today” That’s very true.
Good things always take time. Most of the overnight success you see happened after thousands of nights. You can be rich, but it won’t happen next month. It may not happen next year. Stop being impatient, looking to get rich quick. because it usually leads to a longer journey.
No. 8 Give up your Low self-esteem.
The evidence that you can achieve something is that many people were born in similar situations as you have made such a thing.
Low self-esteem is when you think you’re not capable of becoming rich, when you think someone is capable of stopping you, when you pity yourself and when you feel you can’t be rich when the economy is terrible.
Sacrifice that. Please give it up! Pick up the new you, you who are powerful enough to change the world.
No. 9 Give up your hatred for books.
I started reading financial books when I was around 17, and I never stop since then.
The school didn’t teach you how to be productive, unfortunately. Because financial education isn’t part of our school curriculum, the only teachers you can depend on for your financial freedom are those who have made good money. You’ll need a miracle to be rich if you don’t read financial books written by people who have become rich, I’m sorry.
Give up your hatred for books. Reading financial books can change your financial life.
No. 10. Give up the comfortable life
The dream of an easy life is a myth. Life isn’t easy, and it’s not going to be, I’m sorry. Give up the hope for comfortable living . Give up the expectation that you should be rich easily. Be willing to pay the price, or you won’t get rich.