A Nigerian man has taken to popular Nigerian forum, Nairaland to write a piece on the things that could make your poor forever if you don’t stop engaging in them.
The man identified as Martinmiller on the platform wrote on how spending too much on things that are not considered necessary can stop you from attaining financial freedom and how gambling can also contribute to your being poor for life.
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Character they say is the beauty of a woman and money is the beauty of a man that’s why every man desires success and a luxurious lifestyle.
Moreover, few are willing to go through the right part of success in order to achieve it. There are certain things men do in their daily life activities that hinders their opportunity to success. They may see it as a way out of poverty, but woefully, it’s the gateway to the throne of poverty.
There are many habits that can keep a man in the circle of poverty. Check them out below.
There is no such thing as getting rich quick. Financial success takes time, takes initiative, and requires relentless effort to achieve.
People who engage in gambling are deluded into thinking there is a shortcut to success. A lot of self-made millionaires today didn’t pursue any get-rich quick schemes. Instead, they make a habit of pursuing their dreams and their goals one after the other.
A lot of Nigerian youths believe so much in gambling that they made it a job. They have the believe that a single one hundred naira note can fetch them fifteen million naira. How long do intend on spending before you achieve that goal. Every known successful man today never earned their wealth from gambling.
2. Drinking Too Much Alcohol.
While the occasional glass of wine or beer is fine, drinking too much could reduce your chances to financial success. Do you know drinking too much could affect your memory and ability to think clearly ?. If you can’t think and remember things clearly, how do you intend to make a plan for your financial freedom ?.
I’m not saying alcohol is evil but there is a limit to everything in life including the same alcohol. Some men believe it’s never okay till they feel drunk. Only a poor man with a poor mentality thinks like that. 1-2 bottles of beer or even 2 glasses of wine is very much okay for a man with a goal in life. It doesn’t mean you have to start drinking two glasses everyday. There are times when things are required in life. Say no to excessive intake of alcohol for your financial freedom.
3. Your Type Of Friends.
A wise man once said, Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. Those words are absolutely true. Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.
Many rich people today changed their friends the day they decided to make wealth. Make a habit of associating with other success-minded individuals like you.
If you sorround yourself with drunkards and smokers, even if you don’t drink or smoke, definitely one day you will see yourself doing it.
You are only going to succeed in life if you surround yourself with the right type of people.
4. Spending Too Much Time Infront Of The TV.
In a success study, it is revealed that 80% of poor people today spend more than five hours Infront of their television screen daily. Complete precious five hours.
Have you ever wondered why the most expensive cars and properties are not putting their advertisements on TV ?. The answer is simple, the people who buy and patronise it doesn’t spend time on television so probably they can’t see it.
The rich or success-minded people would rather be educated than entertained. They replace TV time with reading, thinking, exercising, or any other form of self education.
I’m not saying watching TV is something not important, but spending too much time on it. Spend more time in planning your map to success instead of watching people who followed their path to success.
5. Thinking Negatively.
Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook to it. You can never be successful if you always imagine yourself poor. If you don’t believe in yourself, why trying ?. You always have the thoughts of I cannot make it, that’s one of the reasons you have not made it to success.
The problem for most people is that they’re completely unaware of their thoughts, positive or negative. If you stop to listen to your thoughts, to be aware of them, you would find most of them are negative. But you only realize you are having these negative thoughts when you force yourself to be aware of them. Awareness is the key.
Take your mind of negative thoughts. Replace them with positiveness. They say a believer is an achiever. Believe in yourself.
6. Doing A Job You Don’t Love.
Toiling away at a job you hate will not only leave you stressed out and dissatisfied with life, it could affect your chances at getting rich because you don’t appreciate the outcome.
The wealthiest, most successful people pursue their passions, you should consider doing the same thing in your working days in life. Do what you have passion for, work is fun. Passion defeats education, intelligence, skills, and any other advantage those who lack passion might have in life.
Passion makes work fun. Passion gives you the energy, persistence, and focus needed to overcome failures, mistakes, and rejection. It infuses you with a fanatical tenacity that makes it possible to overcome obstacles and pitfalls that block your path.
7. Spending too much.
Spending more than you make is the fastest and surest road to financial breakdown.
You can’t be earning a salary of 50 thousand naira and be driving a car that requires maintenance of 15 thousand naira monthly, it leaves you with 35 thousand naira salary. You have groceries and rent to pay the same month with other little things to do with money. What happened to saving ?, What you save and plan for is very important even before the salary comes.
People who spend too much faces a lot of challenges, they have no money for retirement, for their kids’ college, or for pursuing opportunities that present themselves. Spending more than you earn and putting saving on your back creates long-term poverty, with no hope of escape.
8. Ignoring customers feedback.
At the end of the day, you might already have a business established, ignoring customers feedback on your products and services pulls your business down faster than the change in currency.
Fear of criticism is the reason we do not seek feedback from others. You have more chances of improvement if you listen to your customers feedback.
Feedback is essential to learning what is working and what isn’t working. Feedback helps you understand if you are on the right track. Seeking criticism, good or bad, is a crucial element for learning and growth.
Feedback provides you with the information you will need in order to succeed in future and make improvements.
That will be all for now. I hope this helped and educated you on some of the things you need to stop doing in life if you want to achieve success.