What Characteristic Does 500 Millionaires Have In Common?

7 Jan

Hello! I hope all of you survive the first week of 2016!!

As the year begins, we all wanted to be a better person, eat healthier, run faster and dream bigger.

Some have set goals to achieve, some has planned to learn new skills or get another degree… No matter what you dream is, today I wanted to share with you about:

The Characteristic That 500 Millionaires Have In Common

After studying over 500 millionaires including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Charles Schwab, journalist and author Napoleon Hill found that they shared a single quality: Decisiveness. 

“Analysis of several hundred people who had accumulated fortunes well beyond the million dollar mark disclosed the fact that every one of them had the habit of reaching decisions promptly,” Hill wrote in his 1937 classic, “Think and Grow Rich.”

In addition to making decisions quickly and confidently, they also change decisions, if and when needed to, slowly, Hill noted. On the flip side, “People who fail to accumulate money, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowlyand of changing these decisions quickly and often.”

Decisiveness plays such an important role in accumulating wealth that mastery of procrastination — which Hill defined as the opposite of decisiveness — is the seventh of his 13 steps toward getting rich.

To become a better decision maker, start by focusing on your listening skills, Hill explained:

Keep your eyes and ears wide open — and your mouth closed — if you wish to acquire the habit of prompt decisions. Those who talk too much do little else. If you talk more than you listen, you not only deprive yourself of many opportunities to accumulate useful knowledge, but you also disclose your plans and purposes to people who will take great delight in defeating you, because they envy you.

Your actions count more than your words. “Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it,” Hill wrote.

If you do master this quality, it can reap incredible rewards, Hill observed: “Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely know what they want, and generally get it … The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”

Since Hill’s time, others have pinpointed qualities and habits shared among people who make millions, such as rising early, exercising regularly, making the time to read, and associating with others who are successful.

The original article from the Malaysia Business Insider

I tell myself that I must possess this habit, because due to my cautious nature, I always needed more time to think and process before I act. Therefore, a lot of times, I missed the opportunity. So, training myself to be more “decisive” is one of my major new year resolution.

Wish me success k?

millionmars glitter sequin dress 2

Today I am showing you what I wore to a wedding party last week – my favourite sequin dress. Sequins can really made strangers turn heads everywhere I go. Not only is it a beautiful piece, it’s also a good conversation starter. Where did you buy this dress? Hehe…

As I was rushing from a meeting to the wedding party, I just curled the fringe beside my ears and pulled all my hair up to form a simple hair bun and secured it with a pearl hair accessories. And it turned out great!

millionmars glitter sequin dress 1

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I was attending the event myself, therefore I carried a small clutch and wore a pair of nude high heels. Without the baby bags and flats I truly felt like being MYSELF again!

sequin dress

Thank you so much for reading and wishing all of you a happy weekend!

XOXO Eryn

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2 Responses to “What Characteristic Does 500 Millionaires Have In Common?”

  1. Treon Evan January 8, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

    You are beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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