If you want to be a millionaire, start thinking like one.
Your earning potential starts with your mindset. Do you actively think about how you can become a millionaire? Or are you only focused on getting through the next few months?
"The biggest mistake is to think becoming a millionaire is impossible," Grant Cardone writes in "The Millionaire Booklet: How To Get Super Rich." "The first thing you have to do is decide to become a millionaire, multimillionaire, or billionaire if you want. … Then you must reinforce that decision, over and over."
Personal finance author Keith Cameron Smith agrees. In "The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class," Smith shares the insights he gleaned from spending two years working with and studying the ultra-rich, including the attitudes that distinguish their ways of thinking from those of the average person.
The biggest difference Smith observes between millionaires and the middle class is how they frame their circumstances and present information to themselves. While millionaires ask themselves empowering questions, the middle class tend to lean toward disempowering ones.