5 Things You Need to Give Up to Become Wealthy

Keeping them can seriously hold you back in life

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Most of us would like to become wealthy and are constantly searching for that elusive thing that will make it happen. However, I’ve found that wealth appears when we take negatives away rather than add positives. If you have these 5 negative things in your life, you’re unlikely to become wealthy, no matter what positives you add.

Give up these 5 things and see the magic happen.

#1 — Give up your negative attitude

Having a negative attitude affected me badly when I was younger. It was instrumental in me wasting my early 20s. If you look at people that have a negative attitude, it’s clear to see that they’re an unhappy bunch.

When you meet positive people, the difference is like day and night. Unfortunately, I used to hang around with negative friends. That led to me also developing a negative attitude.

It was a girlfriend I had at the time that made me realize that getting rid of my negative attitude was something I needed to do. It was one of the best changes I ever made.

Give up your negative attitude, and you won’t regret it.

#2 — Give up blaming others

This was another bad trait I had in my younger days. Nothing was my fault. It was everyone else that was to blame. The problem with blaming others is that your life will never improve. You need to take responsibility for your own actions.

I have an acquaintance who’s unemployed. He blames the government for this. If he’d only look around, he’d see that 95% of people are employed despite living under the same government. He doesn’t make any real effort to find a job because he thinks someone else is to blame.

Whenever you think about blaming someone else for a situation, honestly ask yourself how you might have helped cause the problem. Whatever it is, we usually need to take at least some of the blame.

#3 — Give up resisting change

The world is constantly changing and will always do so. Trying to hold back change makes people incredibly unhappy. Unhappy people don’t tend to build wealth. A better option is to embrace change. Look for the positive in all the changes that are happening around you.

Nothing lasts forever, so change is inevitable. Imagine how sad the world would be if it never changed.

When change happens, opportunities appear. It’s from these opportunities that wealth is built. When one door closes, another one opens.

#4 — Give up your excuses

This is a major negative for many people. Whatever they want in life, they have a ready-made excuse for why they can’t have it. If you have excuses for why you’ll never be wealthy, you never will be.

I’m sure you hear these excuses often:

  • I’d love to go to the gym but I’m too busy
  • I’d love to write 2 articles a day but I have children to look after
  • I’d love to start a business, but I don’t have enough money to start one

I’m sure you can add a few of your own favorite excuses. If you want something in life, find a way to get it. Stop making excuses.

  • Busy people go to the gym
  • People with children write articles every day
  • People that don’t have money start businesses

#5 — Give up looking at your past

Many people look at their past and feel a sense of melancholy for what they perceive as better times. This leads to them feeling depressed and unhappy with their lives. If you can’t get over your past, you won’t be able to move forward and build wealth.

If this is you, a better option is to start living in the present and planning for the future. Look around you. You have plenty to be grateful for. Maybe you could start a daily gratitude journal to help you see these positives.

If you’re alive, that’s already one major positive in your life.

Thinking about your terrible life in the past will make you feel stuck and unable to move forward. This was me in my early 20s. I changed by setting goals for a better future life. Working towards those goals meant that my past slipped away into a vague memory.

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