The Difference Between The Rich And The Poor

Have you ever thought why rich people become richer while poor people continue to stay poor? Well it’s actually because of the mindset of an individual. Sometimes, a person’s greatest hindrance to achieve wealth and success is their own belief system.

With your beliefs about money, the effort that you exert on your work, the principles you uphold in your decision-making, and how you react to life’s many circumstances can determine how your future financial status will be.

Hence, in today’s post, I would like to share with you a few beliefs that differentiate a rich person (successful individual) to poor person (average individual).

Try to analyze this list, and see if you got what it takes to become rich someday.

Rich people think: “I create my life.”

Poor people think: “Life happens to me.”

Rich people are committed to being successful.

Poor people want to be successful.

Rich people think big.

Poor people think small.

Rich people play the money game to win.

Poor people play the money game to not lose.

Rich people focus on opportunities.

Poor people focus on problems.

Rich people are inspired other rich and successful people.

Poor people hate rich and successful people.

Rich people spend time with positive, successful people.

Poor people spend time with negative or unsuccessful people.

Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value.

Poor people think negatively about selling and promoting.

Rich people are bigger than their problems.

Poor people are smaller than their problems.

Rich people are excellent receivers.

Poor people are poor receivers.

Rich people choose to get paid based on results.

Poor people choose to get paid based on time.

Rich people think “both”.

Poor people think “either/or”.

Rich people focus on their net worth.

Poor people focus on their working income.

Rich people manage their money well.

Poor people mismanage their money well.

Rich people have their money work hard for them.

Poor people work hard for their money.

Rich people act in spite of fear.

Poor people let fear stop them.

Rich people constantly learn and grow.

Poor people think they already know.

Well, that’s it for now; after knowing these things, it’s  time to think and ask yourself, are you rich; or are you poor?

“Your Mind will make you Rich or Poor, it is how you use it.”


Originally posted on Ready To Rich as Rich People vs Poor People: A Powerful Comparison

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  • Rochkirstin Santos

    I think the differentiation boils down to education and the right bring-up. Rich families teach kids how to live life in a good and wise perspective, while most poor people just think that the heavens will give them blessings.

  • lee rosales

    Because many people still buy what they want and not what they only need. Investment thru peoperty and stocks for me is best to grow your koney

  • I think it’s all about perspective. How people see and react to the money they earn tells you a lot about them. These are quite true as well.

  • What a great post here. I grew up being taught that that division, rich or poor, doesn’t matter. I’ve seen the poorest of the poor living high quality lives than some of the richest people ever.

    I believe that richness is not particularly limited to material objects and money. Richness in my opinion, involves relationships, mental richness (learning and growing wisdom), emotional richness (being mature and learning how to react and adapt to life), physical richness (practicing healthy habits), etc. There’s more to the puzzle.

    As I see it, poor people are still people and they still DESERVE respect. Sometimes, all it takes is an act of kindness to create a spark that’s enough to change a life or even lives…forever. Some people may be unfortunate to be born poor but it doesn’t mean their life should end the same way. I always do my best to prove to people, especially those who doubt themselves, that anything and everything is possible. Just work on yourself, respect, adapt, be smart and take action.

    I say I’m rich…I don’t mean materialistically…I mean rich in abundance of the things that I actually need. I have my family, my friends, the books I read, the mentors I listen to and myself. I love and appreciate life and I don’t ever count whatever I don’t have. If I want something enough, then I will work for it…not just complain why I don’t have it.

    Great post. Keep it up! Had a blast reading it.

    • Jeypi Kyu

      great thoughts! I totally agree with you! especially with respecting the poor. everyone deserves to be respected regardless of what financial status they may be. 🙂 everyhing all depends on the mindset of an individual. thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • At the end of the day, it is how we see life and what we do to make it better that makes us rich or poor. thanks for sharing this.

  • I think rich people take initiative and poor people wait for success. Success is a choice and we need to have a positive mindset.

  • Quite an interesting post!
    At the end of the day if a person is happy with the wealth they have, that’s all is needed!

  • Claire Algarme

    I agree that wealth starts in one’s state of mind. Beliefs and attitude play a role in acquiring wealth.

  • dmhyf

    You are absolutely correct here. Unfortunately, for many of our countrymen, they do not have the proper attitudes which can lift them out of their poverty. It all starts in the mind and attitude. – Fred

  • Rich and poor ( not in their literal sense ) are both in people’s attitudes and how they take action in situations. A lot of ‘poor’ people depend so much on other people but still expect to have a certain stature and if they don’t get it, they blame the world and everyone else.

  • It actually sounds jusdgemental, your list, I mean, but it does point out the differences pretty well. It only takes a change in mindset to succeed, and eventually, be rich.

    • Jeypi Kyu

      Hi Phylicia, I’m sorry it sounds judgmental to you. i didn’t mean it that way. i just wanted to make a make a comparison between mindsets. 🙂 and i totally agree with you. it only takes a change in mindset to succeed. 🙂 thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

  • Girl Unspotted

    I don’t necessarily like labeling people in those context and I definitely would not want to be labeled either of the two. I’d rather be labeled successful, if anything.

  • Shivansh Chaudhary

    have you read the Rich Dad, Poor Dad?

    • Jeypi Kyu

      Sure did. 🙂 have read it to? 🙂

  • Maerose JS

    Nice article! I hate the great disparity between the rich and the poor. My mind is set at getting successful, and it doesn’t necessarily mean living in a mansion, having lots of foods, etc. But yes, I agree with most, if not all, of the arguments on what mentality one must possess in order to be called rich.

  • yvonnembertoldo .

    It would be very sad to be labeled as poor but there is truth to your comparison. Hopefully someday, everyone is successful to eliminate this kind of labeling.

  • Fatemah Sajwani

    such a moving article. We need to rethink how we live our lives and be thankful for all the blessings.