Sunday, November 27, 2011

How To Become Rich

Being an ambitious person, it has been my pre-occupation to read the lives of many famous businessmen. I also listened intently to speeches of rich people whenever there is an opportunity. From them, I could say that following are the means by which these rich people achieved their wealthy position:

1. Hardwork
2. Thrift
3. Intelligence
4. Education
5. Talent
6. Political Connection
7. Inheritance

When I mentioned the above reasons to a Chinese friend, he just shrugged his shoulders and said that there is only one reason why some people become rich, they are lucky. He went on to say that he knew many hardworking, thrifty, intelligent, and educated people but they are just ordinary, not very wealthy.

He challenged me to think of the farmers and professors. He claimed his driver is intelligent and his maid is very hardworking yet they are both poor. He also told me of a professor who is highly educated yet he could not afford to buy a car for himself.
For this Chinese friend, a person who become rich due to inheritance, talent, or political connection is just plain lucky. It is his destiny.  And for those rich businessmen, luck is on their side. They have been at the right place at the right time. They also attract the right people to help them.

When I told him that I witnessed some rich businessmen who are very hardworking, he said that hardwork is secondary.  The thing is no matter how hard you work, you will not get rich unless lady luck is on your side.

Does this Chinese friend of mine make sense? I still take his words with a grain of salt. What about you?

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  1. sa 'pinas, if you will not take into account the socio-political condition of our country, i will agree to what you enumerated...

    sa 'pinas maraming kabataan ang nakatapos ng kolehiyo pero walang trabaho - 14M na ang unemployed

    sa 'pinas ang mga manggagawa at magsasaka ay masisipag, matalino, matipid - pero bakit ganun ang buhay nila nananatiling mahirap

  2. Well, its a matter of determination, I think, to become rich. :)

  3. Your friend must be bad in math! :D Mathematically, hardwork is a function of wealth, luck is also a function of wealth. However, hardwork can also be a fucntion of luck! How so? Hardwork increases the chance of "meeting" or "encountering" luck. So, the more hardworking you are, the luckier you'll get. Can luck gets you wealthy beyond dream without hardword et. al (intelligence, education et cetera)? :D Sorry can't help my self. :) Again, the mathematical deduction is IT IS POSSIBLE but LOW IN PROBABILITY. I doubt your friend lack at least few of the "qualities" in your list BUT if he really JUST LUCKY and has nothing else, then I think he is like the people who believe human is a result of "accident" not created by GOD. No offense intended.

    KY Chua

  4. You need to work smart to be rich.

  5. hello...tuesday visit
    first time voter ako last presidential election, i didn't vote for a president, i leave it blank hahaha

  6. Kuya Jun,
    Punta ka sa kilometer zero. May kukunin ka doon. Yung award mo. Eto yon o.

  7. Hi, i'm here returning your visit.

    No. 6 and 7 would be good to have but we can't expect everyone to have them, so, it boils down to what we do for ourselves to get to our ambitions.

  8. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog.

    Goodluck on your goal of becoming rich. ☺

  9. Being rich is also a matter of being at the right place at the right time.

  10. I want becaome a rich!! jaja

    To star I always buy some lotery, but i dont have lucky.

    I Will try with you advices :)

  11. thanks for visiting my blog! happy blogging!


  12. I don't know if you've heard this before. Di na sapat ang Sipag at Tiyaga lamang sa panahon ngayon.

    Housemaid - masipag, matiyaga
    driver - masipag, matiyaga
    construction worker - masipag, matiyaga

    Ang kailangan daw ngayon ay STD
    Sipag, Tiyaga, at Diskarte

  13. Kuya Jun, it's yours to keep. =) I respect your rules. =)

  14. by robbing bank...u wiil be rich....haha