"I WANT TO BE A BILLIONAIRE SOOOO BAD"
Forbes’ annual rankings of the top billionaires in the world were released early this month. Bill Gates topped the list once again with $76 billion. Gates is a self-made billionaire. There are 1,645 billionaires in the world. Of those, 65.6% are self-made billionaires. You and I could be on that list one day. Here is the best advice that I’ve found in my research that can help us become self-made billionaires.
Look to Your Future Self
Look to your ideal self and how you will achieve that. You need to overcome any obstacles in the way of allowing you to get to that ideal self. You should inspire yourself to be great and to do great things both now and in the future. Matthew McConaughey won best actor at this year’s Oscars and had a very moving speech. He began with the three things he needs each day: "One of them is something to look up to (God), another is something to look forward to (family), and another is someone to chase," he said. That someone he chases is himself, an ideal that he's "never gonna beat." He keeps striving to be great, because down the line he’ll be greater than expected and a better person for it. Always keep striving for greatness because it will always push you to be better.
Begin each day with a quotation that will inspire or motivate you to make each day better than the last.
Always Think Positively
Never doubt yourself. If anyone ever tells you you cannot do something, such as becoming a billionaire, they are wrong. You are your own person and make your own decisions. If someone says, “You can’t”, smile at them and say, “I will.” Always believe in yourself and think positively. You must have a positive attitude in order to see positive results. Stand tall, be confident, and tell yourself, “I can.”
Take Your Own Advice
This is the best advice anyone can ever give you. If you take your own advice, you will take more chances and create more opportunities. Not following your own advice could be the difference between making the Forbes list or not.
These tips are not just to help you become the next Bill Gates, but rather to help you become the best person you can be. Yes, you’ll most likely make a nice little profit for yourself here and there. It is not money that will define you or your success in the world; it’ll be YOU who defines you and your success.