5 Reasons Why People Stay Poor

  1. It never occurs to them that they, too, can become wealthy.
  2. If it does occur to them, they never decide to become wealthy.
  3. If they do decide to do something to improve their financial lives, they procrastinate, sometimes all their lives.
  4. They cannot discipline themselves to delay gratification, to resist spending everything they earn and a little bit more besides.
  5. They operate with a short time perspective. They think and act day to day and month to month, instead of planning 10 and 20 years into the future.

From the book, Getting Rich Your Own Way, by Brian Tracy