5 Reasons You’re Not Rich (Yet)

There are five reasons you’re not rich yet. There may be others, but these are the fundamentals that are keeping you from realizing your financial freedom. It’s time to take back what you deserve.

1. You’re thinking about what you don’t have, not what you have and will have in the future.

What you focus on expands. By definition, this is true. The more you focus on what’s missing or what you don’t have, the closer you will move toward it. It’s the basic law of prosperity.

Our minds work toward what we focus on even when we don’t realize. When you thinking about lack, you will see lack everywhere. Have you ever bought a new car and then saw them everywhere on the road? Your mind is searching for what you’re thinking about.

Be thankful and think-ful about how much you really have. If you have your health, start there. If you’re in the United States, then you are the 1% of the world in terms of material well-being. Who loves you and who do you love? Do you have plenty of food to eat and share with others? You are rich. Sometimes you just have to remember that you are.

Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. Imagine in vivid detail the financial, emotional and spiritual goals you have for yourself. Step into that future you dream of and live it once in awhile. You will begin to see and attract the opportunities to realize your dreams.

2. You don’t believe you’re worth it.

How do you feel about money? Is it a point of contention? Do you have a negative relationship with money? Why? Money is a tool. It’s what you do with it that’s important. Money only amplifies who we are.

You deserve to have enough money to live financially free. If that’s a millions dollars, then you deserve a million dollars. However, you’d be surprised to learn that it takes significantly less money than you think to live your dreams. Focus on believing that you deserve financial success. Imagine what it would feel like to never have to work again.


If you find it difficult to imagine, remember a project really excelled at. Remember the appreciation you received for doing a great job. Relive those positive sensations. Now focus on that and imagine feeling like that everyday.

3. You Don’t Take Chances

If you never try anything big, you won’t achieve anything big. Rich people go way outside of their comfort zones despite the stress. They take calculated risks. The only growth that truly matters happens outside your comfort zone.

Find new ways to make money. Learn new strategies from people who have walked the path you want to walk. If you’ve been doing the same thing with disappointing results, maybe it’s time to change your approach.

Actively seek out mentors who are doing what you want to do. Find the people who have more than you and ask for their advice. Take one idea and run with it until you see it to the end. If it doesn’t yield your desired results, change your approach and keep trying.

4. You’re a follower, not a leader.

When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain

Most people are not achieving wealth. Find out what most people are doing and do something different. Not just to be different, but find out what the 10% or the 5% are doing and develop their strategies and techniques. Or walk a new path and lead a new way.

Average is average for a reason. MOST people are doing the same things and following the crowd because everyone else is doing it. Exceptional results requires leadership and the courage to break away from the majority.

When you’re following the crowd, you’re not reaching your full potential. Find out what you really want to do and begin to develop a massive action plan to make it a reality. It may take time, but leaders are patient and have undying perseverance. Develop an obsession. Be unreasonable. When others questions your sanity, then you’re on the right path.

5. You’re a victim.

Victims believe life is happening to them. Life is really happening for you. You haven’t achieved wealth yet because your thoughts, lack of discipline, unfocused attention and lack of goals have held you back. It’s you. No one else is to blame.

Focus on what is totally under your control. Your mind, your attitude, and what you focus on is completely yours to control. It’s not always easy since you have developed habitual thinking patterns, but it is within your control.

Develop a daily plan to accomplish your biggest goals. Now is all that matters. With a daily plan, you can make progress every single day. When you’re progressing toward your dreams, life has new meaning. And wealth will follow. Just stay the course.

Final Words


If you don’t believe it, then no one else will either. You must believe that your idea, your abilities, start up funding, and success are in the future. If you cannot believe it then you will not achieve it. You must believe it, make a plan to achieve it, and then take massive action to realize it.

Leave the past behind you. Take action in the now. Plan for the future. Live your vision once in awhile. Drop the anxiety, worry, fear and doubt. Go build your wealth.