Last week while on an airplane, I finally caught up on some reading. I brought three books with me… Millionaire By Thirty, You’re Broke Because You Want To Be, and 422 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self Employed Individuals.
While reading You’re Broke Because You Want To Be, Larry Winget wrote something that stuck with me.Â Loosely paraphrased it was “if you want to be rich, you need to make the decision to be rich.” I thought that it sounded pretty obvious, perhaps a little too obvious for the average person to think about. I tried to think back to when I was 24, and I clearly hadn’t decided to be rich. I was preoccupied with trying to woo the hot girl from my Spanish class, making my boss happy, drinking a little more than I should, and just about anything other than getting rich.
Flash forward to this plane ride… I could have brought the copy of the Buffy Season 8 Comic Book which my wife got me for Christmas. I have been looking forward to reading it for some time. However, here I was with three financial books… one being possibly the most dry topic off all-time… 422 Tax Deductions… and tax time is a good 10 months away!
I don’t know when I made the decision to be rich, but it seems that I clearly did.Â I have no other explanation as to why I would bring those financial book vs. a book that I’ve been looking forward to.Â I obviously still have a long way to go, but I think I might be moving in the right direction.
Have you made the decision to be rich?Â If so, how has the decision impacted your finances?