When it comes to money and wealth, there are obvious differences
between the middle class and the rich. The middle class operates
from a fear-based consciousness, always worrying about the
uncertainty of the future and therefore trying to protect and hoard
their money. Rich people, on the other hand, operate from a mindset
of freedom and abundance.
Saving and investing is important to them, but they direct their
mental energy toward accumulating wealth through serving people and
solving problems. World class people know that the secret to
becoming a millionaire isn�t in the mechanics of the money, but in
the level of thinking that generates it.
The beliefs and philosophies about money for the rich and the middle
class aren�t just different, they�re extreme! Here are just a few
examples that emphasize the differences:
Middle class focuses on saving. World class focuses on earning.
Middle class believes hard work creates wealth. World class believes
leverage creates wealth.
Middle class believes money is earned through labor. World class
believes money is earned through thought.
Middle class worries about running out of money. World class thinks
about how to make more money.
Middle class sees money through the eyes of emotion. World class
sees money through the eyes of logic.
Middle class believes getting rich is outside of their control.
World class knows getting rich is an inside job.
Middle class has a lottery mentality. World class has an action
Middle class is waiting to be rescued from financial mediocrity.
World class knows no one is coming to the rescue
Middle class equates money with stress. World class equates money
with peace of mind.
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