12 Major Differences Between The Rich And The Poor


Everybody wants to be rich, but most of them remain poor after so many years of wanting the good things of life. Wonder why this is so? It’s simple! Choices and decisions – the difference between a rich man and a poor man is their decisions. Whatever we do today determines our tomorrow, and that is why rich people are very careful what they say, where they go to and what they do. Rich people simply think, act, and make choices differently than the rest of the world and that’s one of the reasons they stand out.

Studies have shown that rich and successful people produce amazing results while poor people keep lamenting about their situation, and most times doing little or nothing about it. Everyone was born with nothing, everyone desires money but only a few get it. There must be something different about the person that succeeds and that’s what this post is all about – what makes the rich and the poor different.

1. The Rich Dreams, Plans and Implements While The Poor Only Dreams

Procrastination is the ideal word to describe this sub-title. A rich man lacks this quality, that is why he can immediately put to action his ideas. On the contrary, poor people are blessed with uncomfortable beds that encourages them to keep dreaming. Success only comes when action is applied to thoughts and ideas.

2. Rich People Invest While The Poor Lavishes

The principle of sowing and reaping can not be underestimated. Rich people usually put back a reasonable amount of money into reproduction, knowing that it will yield more in a matter of time. But this is not so for the poor, who wouldn’t risk saving the little they have. Poor people prefer to attend to their immediate need with the hope that tomorrow will take care of itself. They eat up everything and wait on a miracle to happen – faith without works is nothing.

3. The Rich Set Achievable Goals While The Poor Only Thinks Big

Now don’t get me wrong. There is nothing bad with thinking big and out of the box. What is not right about this is not having what it takes to pull off a great idea. Rather than set unrealistic goals, the rich know their strengths and attempt goals that they can achieve within a specific time frame.

4. Rich People Create Opportunities While Poor People Wait For It 

The rich are in control of their lives and take the bull by the horn rather than wait on chance or luck. On the other hand, poor people usually give excuses for their failure and blame anyone and everyone for their situation. When you leave life to chance you would only get what life tosses to you and that would not help you or your career amount to anything.



5. Rich People Focus on Opportunities Rather Than The Obstacles Poor People See

In any business and life path, challenges will always arise, but the ability to ride over these challenges without getting caught up is what makes a rich man different from a poor man. Poor people like to see mountains as unmovable and often times they do believe that most things are impossible.

6. Rich People Dream Big & Achieve It While Poor People Think Small

Often times, When a kid tells his poor parents that he wants to be a billionaire they laugh at him, not because they do not want a rich kid but they do not see the possibilities of that happening. Also, poor people only see just a few meters while rich people see through an idea till it is successful. If you desire to create a better life like the rich, its time to think big and create the abundance lifestyle for yourself and people around you.

7. The Rich Stay Committed to Dreams, Poor People Do Nothing About It 

If you’re not committed to being rich, you can never be rich. When you say you want to be rich, but do nothing about it, you will remain poor. They hope to be great but trend with low lives and do nothing about improving their livelihood. This is the mentality of poor people. They will just think about how good it is going to be if they are rich, but they will never do anything about their dreams. Successful people are committed toward their dreams and they go extra miles to achieve their goals.

8. The Rich Buys ONLY What He Needs, The Poor Buys Everything He Wants

Strategic spending is one good way to save money and most rich people practice this often, irrespective of the fact that they have all the money to buy the world. Poor people buy anything they want as long as they have the cash at hand to get it.


9. Rich People Take Risks While Poor People Play Safe

Life is a risk already, so why slow down on taking more risks that could land you in a better place? I’m not saying you shouldn’t think carefully before venturing into a business or something, but do not get shaken by the negative vibes you get and decide to play safe – that’s exactly what poor people do.

10. Rich People Associate With The Rich. Poor People Hate Rich People

Do you have any rich friends? Or all of your friends are poor? I’m not suggesting that you need to stop making friends with poor people, but like you know, birds of a feather flock together. So if you want to be rich, go get yourself some rich friends.

11. Rich People Keep Learning While Poor People Think They Know It All

One of the fastest ways to gain financially abundance is to learn directly from people who have already achieved this status. And if you’re not willing to learn, you will never be successful. So don’t take the poor man’s stand on this topic, upgrade your brain database and you will find wealth someday in some information that you would stumble upon.

12. Rich People Are Winners, Poor People Are Winners Who Are Afraid To Loose

Some people are so afraid that they will lose their money and they form a mindset that blocks their creativity. They formed the mindset of ‘investing not to lose the money’. However, rich and successful people know exactly how they need to think in order to win the game of money. They will think and act from the view of playing the game to win. Unlike poor people, they are not always afraid of failure.