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Different people have different ultimate goals in life. Some want to get the perfect job while others want nothing more than to be rich. But gaining material wealth isn’t easy. And there are some qualities that will stand in the way of your goals.

So here are 10 signs you’ll never be rich.

1. Mathematical Skills

If you want to make a lot of money there are certain elementary skills you have to have. And one of these skills is a good handle over basic math. This is an invaluable tool when you’re looking to make money and grow your wealth. How much do you earn? What can you save? Where will you invest? What are your basic expenses? All important everyday questions that require calculation.

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2. Balance Between Saving And Earning

Some people focus all their energy on making money with no plans regarding saving, budgeting or investing. While others are so focused on savings and investments that they forget to diversify their income streams and increase the amount of cash coming in. Both these strategies are extremes that ensure you’ll never be rich. So you must learn to create a balance between the two.

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3. Spending More Than You Earn

One of the most common problems faced by the middle class. Everyone wants the latest brands, the fastest cars and the biggest houses. But what most people fail to understand is how much you set yourself back when you put yourself in debt. If you are constantly in debt or owe people money then you will never be rich. So spend less than what you earn, save money and invest smartly.

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4. Friends And Acquaintances

Who do you spend most of your time with? And how successful are they? These are questions that may seem harsh but must be asked. Because the people you surround yourselves with are the ones that inspire and motivate you. Your friends and acquaintances are the ones you get advice and ideas from. Surrounding yourself with the right people is essential if you want to be rich and successful.

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5. Are you disciplined?

Do you have the discipline necessary to put in the hard work necessary every single day? Because if you think you’re doing to magically become successful overnight then you are sorely mistaken. This kind of thinking means you will never be rich. It is only when you build healthy sustainable habits over a period of time that you will succeed.

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6. Long Term Goals

Having long terms goals and investments is extremely important if you want to be rich. If you’re not thinking of the money you want to have, when you want to have it and how you’re going to get it then chances are you’ll never be rich. You need to plan for the future you want. And having long term financial goals is the first step to becoming rich.

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7. They Got Lucky!

It’s easy to think that other people have success and wealthy because they got lucky. But if you continue to think like this you’ll never be rich. While your circumstances in life are sure to be different from other peoples it is important to acknowledge that successful people had to work to get to where they are today. Because once you do you can begin to study what they did and emulate their strategies.

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8. Excuses

The world is unfair, other people take credit for your ideas and the existing institutions are actively working to prevent you from becoming successful. If this is the way you approach life then you will never be rich. Why? Because you’re making excuses to justify your inadequacies instead of working to improve them.

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9. Not Learning

One attribute of successful people is that they have a constant desire to acquire knowledge. If you’re not learning something new every day then chances are you’ll never be rich. Reading books, listening to lectures and constantly upgrading your knowledge levels are essential if you want to be rich and successful.

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10. Trying New Things

If you never try new things and never venture outside your comfort zone then you will never be rich. Push yourself past your existing boundaries and try new things with no fear of failure. Only then will you improve your status in life.

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