It’s all in the mind.
I’ve known a lot of poor people who eventually succeed. They don’t remain poor. It’s because they know they can.
It’s really a matter of conditioning the mind. Early on, I have held on to the belief that poverty is not a binding, crippling disease. Like, if you’re poor, you’re poor forever.
In behavioral psychology, they study about learned helplessness, when people do not act on opportunities or muster the willpower to rise above mediocrity.
I feel bad about that.
I know a lot of people—though not well off—who have potential. They have talents and skills. But they do not learn and improve. They do not excel.
Because poverty is a mindset.