The Armor You Need to Be Rich [quote]

If you wish to be rich, however, you must grow a carapace. A mental armour. Not so thick as to blind you to well-constructed criticism and advice, especially from those you trust. Nor so thick as to cut you off from friends and family. But thick enough to shrug off the inevitable sniggering and malicious mockery that will follow your inevitable failures. Not to mention the poorly hidden envy that will accompany your eventual success.

After a lifetime of making money and observing better men and women than me fall by the wayside, I am convinced that fear of failing in the eyes of the world is the single biggest impediment to amassing wealth

via Felix Dennis, founder of Maxim and author of How To Be Rich

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Man oh man this is always a message that's easier said than done but it's all so true. It's tough to acquire just the right amount of strength, determination, and a hard enough shell. But that all takes confidence! Yes, confidence (not cockiness) is the underlying key to all of this :)

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