Top 10 Reasons Why People Aren’t Wealthy

By Greg Keenan | Motivational Peak Performance

Sep 21
Why you are not wealthy

Okay, so the heading says it all, what are the top 10 reasons why people aren't wealthy?

With the election just around the corner, this is a good time to check whether you are blaming the government for your current wealth position or are you taking control of your money or lack of it.

Are you worrying or stressing about what will happen if National or Labour will get in?

If you continue to blame others for your life’s choices or situation you will never increase your wealth.

I surely have a reason to blame others, not being able to have my own children, getting cancer at 38, right?

Wrong, I don’t blame others for my situation and I don’t expect others especially the government to help me.

I control my own life, I control my own destiny, yes there have been many tough times but life is not easy, life is tough.

You have to take control of who you are and what you want to achieve in life, don’t wait for others and don’t rely on others, you are the only person that can make that change.

We are getting more and more into an age where we’re constantly blaming others, instead of taking responsibility for ourselves.

It’s a blame game and people get “significance” (one of the 6 human needs) from blaming others for their situation, problems or just plain stupidity.

If you want to get wealthy (and that is a different number for everyone) then read below the top 10 reasons why people AREN’T wealthy.

  • ​Don't clearly define wealth (what is it about to me)
  • Listen to experts and give experts the responsibility to make it work, rather than making themselves responsible for their own actions
  • Make it a moving target (do you earn more, then spend more)
  • Don't have a realistic plan
  • Fail to follow through on their plan
  • They define it in ways that make it feel impossible to achieve (make $10 million then I will be happy)
  • Never make being wealthy a mush
  • Give up when they face major financial challenger's
  • They listen to one person's advice or criticism and believe that is their only option

So there you have it the top 10 reasons why people aren’t wealthy. So to get wealthy just turn those questions on their head for example – “Don’t clearly define wealth” to “Define your wealth.” Remember baby steps, millionaires are not created overnight.  Lotto might be one example but the odds are 1 in 38,383,800.

To your success!


About the Author

My life has taken a different turn but for the better after recovering from cancer in 2014. I have taken this opportunity to do the things I love and that is sharing my passion and knowledge. I have represented NZ at swimming. Made companies here in NZ and in London millions of dollars through sales and marketing. I have travelled around the world for 7 years. I’ve seen, worked for and been with some of the greatest entrepreneurs on the planet, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson and Richard Rothschild. With the right mind-set you can achieve anything, but you have to be prepared to work for it, nothing comes on a plate.