Many people want to know how to become a millionaire, but getting rich isn’t about learning a few financial secrets. There’s no such thing as getting rich quickly.
Rather, it’s about a long-term commitment to saving and making wise investments to build your wealth. I know, not sexy at all, but it’s entirely true.
It’s like Warren Buffet says,
“Building wealth is a marathon, not a sprint. Discipline is the key ingredient.”
Changing your mindset about money
When you seek advice about asset building and money management, you may hear more about how to grow your capital than you do about how to change your thinking. But, adopting the proper mindset is critically important if you are serious about investing.
Without this shift in mindset, all the rest falls flat.
So, what is it that sets investors apart from non-investors when it comes to thought process? Part of it is how they respond to stress and unexpected changes. People who are successful with investments are far from obsessive. Instead, they respond to changes and opportunities as they arise and allow their money to work for them.
Rather than checking numbers several times a day and making drastic changes based on minor market shifts, a successful investor thinks about his or her investments over the course of many years and decades.
Another characteristic of people who successfully build their wealth is a realistic viewpoint. You cannot become a millionaire overnight unless you’re this guy who invented the shake weight…
But where do we start?
Get started investing early
The earlier you invest, the more time you will have to build your wealth and the more likely it is you will find success. The truth is that it’s never too early to start investing for your future—but it can be too late.
Giving yourself decades to invest allows you to weather the downward turns that the market may take and hold out for positive market changes. It also allows for the magic of compound interest to kick in.