Almost everyone aspires to be rich one day, but very few people ever make it. If you’re reading this now, you are probably someone who is trying to climb their way to the top. However, how do you know if you’ll get out of poverty?
Every wealthy person has certain traits in common that have helped them surpass their humble beginnings. Others can’t seem to get over their shortcomings to make it to the next step. Here are 40 signs that someone will never become wealthy.
40. Not Having A Mentor
Many of the wealthiest started ventures towards wealth by partnering with a mentor who had already found success. Finding a successful mentor can save you from pitfalls on the path to wealth. You can learn from their experiences and mistakes along your journey to success. Even if your goal isn’t wealth and instead of professional success in terms of research or proficiency, a mentor is an invaluable professional partnership. A mentor not only can save you from mistakes but also help you find opportunities within your own growth that you would have missed otherwise.
Mentorship varies widely by field, with academics naturally being assigned a mentor and advisor as part of their education process. It can be more challenging in the private industry to find someone with the time and energy to take on a mentor, especially in very cutthroat industries like in many STEM fields. Try looking at professional organizations within your domain to find people willing to be mentors. Retirees from your area could potentially be excellent mentors since they have more time available. Keep an open mind and seek someone willing to give you honest, valuable feedback about your work and ideas, as this will be by far the most valuable thing in the long run.