The Biggest Secret of the Rich (Part 4)

This article follows on from a previous one, The Biggest Secret of the Rich (Part 3), as part of a series of four on the main reasons as to why people are unable to emulate the hard work necessary to generate the success of the rich. If you would like to start from the beginning of the series (recommended) then please click on the following article: The Biggest Secret of the Rich (Part1).

Becoming rich

Lack of Ability

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This article concludes this current series on The Biggest Secret of the Rich, that discussed what hard work actually means and possible ideas why people may 'choose' to not work hard. Reasons discussed thus-far are indifference and laziness. We now turn to the most controversial excuse for not becoming successful: Lack of Ability.

Some people claim that they aren't successful or rich because they lack the ability, the natural skills, the inherent and inherited talents to reach the those sorts of successes. Having acknowledged that they will never be as successful as the rich, they claim to work hard and try to specialise in an area in which they believe their limited talents are best suited.

Now some of you may accuse me of being too right wing, and that is fair enough (feel free to rant at me in the comments area below). However, I truly believe that, whilst we are not all created equally, we each have the ability to level the playing field.

What do I mean by this?

It is my firm belief that whether or not you were blessed with the natural ability to absorb information efficiently and effectively, or have some wonderful talents, this has no bearing on whether you will be successful or not. I'm sure you can think of plenty of examples of people you knew when you were growing up whom you perceived as much cleverer than you who are not as successful as you'd thought they'd be.

Furthermore, I would put money on the fact that everyone can think of an example of someone they knew as they were growing up who didn't seem to amount to much, but since then, later in life, has gone on to be quite successful in a field of their choosing. In particular, there are plenty of examples of people who fail at school, scrape into a university or a college, but then, as if by magic, seem to get their act together, and go on to get great jobs, start great businesses and lead successful lives.

It is very clear that it doesn't matter where you start in life: rich; poor; stupid; clever, with the right attitude it seems that the human mind (and body) can overcome most predicaments. For any of you who have read the book 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell it is very clear that if you are willing to put enough time into anything you can truly achieve anything you want. To be able to commit this amount of time needs series guts and tenacity. That is all about a state of mind.

Success is a state of mind, and nothing to do with ability. Ability is not an excuse.

To read other articles in this series: Part1, Part2, Part 3

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Katie said...

I think when someone finds a job that they are passionate about then their ability will drastically improve. Even though we all some people are naturally gifted in certain areas, we all have to work our way up and learn as we go. A positive attitude can make all the difference.

Mr. Moneybanks said...

@Katie : But do you believe that anybody can be successful? With the right motivation can anybody achieve their goals?