So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?
Tom Corley, on his website RichHabits.net, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor:
- 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.
- 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
- 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.
- 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.
- 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.
- 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.
- 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.
- 80% of wealthy make hbd calls vs. 11% of poor.
- 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor.
- 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.
- 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.
- 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.
- 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor.
- 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.
- 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.
- 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.
- 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.
- 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.
- 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.
- 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.
Main article here: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day
It is hard to believe we actually need a list to point out the most obvious of things; but, hey, we’re Human Beings and don’t believe the Truth the first fifty times we hear it.
Go read the Book of Proverbs—there is your guide to being healthy, wealthy and wise:
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it.
The notion that God wants you to be broke, busted and disgusted is a pagan myth. People who actually read the Bible know this; people who have never read the Book but insist on telling you what it says are easy prey for fables.
So if you want to be truly wealthy without all the divorces, addictions, alienations, abuses, betrayals, compromises, lies, schemes, blackmail, backbiting, envy, thefts, bribes, passive-aggressiveness, embarrassments, and even murder… try the Blessing on for size.
Once you step over you are no longer a sinner—you are a born again. You are not a sinner trying to find grace but a saint trying to avoid sin. 98% of Christians get this wrong. I will explain this in an upcoming post.