Seems Ben Stein and I have a similar trait of “endlessly putting things into categories and seeking to find patterns in life.” While reading Stein’s article, its theme seemed particularly appropriate to achieving any goal in which you pursue (notice a pattern). In his article, he explains the blueprint for success in most any endeavor, field or business has already been tested and documented, however the problem lies in that most people do not follow the instructions.
For example, I want to lose weight. The formula is fairly simple; burn more calories than I consume. Seems easy, doesn’t it? I can make all kinds of excuses, but the bottom line is I have to either burn more calories via exercise, ingest fewer calories or both to manage my weight loss.
Does the same formula apply to wealth accumulation, YOU BET IT DOES!! As everyday normal people, do we know how to save enough money to retire wealthy or least very comfortably? Yes we do. Problem is (much like weight loss), we know what we have to do, we just don’t do it consistently.
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