The richest billionaire in American history thinks that wealth is a “reward” and to achieve that reward, we must accept this important thing.
Billionaire Davison Rockefeller Sr. came from a poor family. As a child, he had to rely on help from his neighbors.
Growing up in such a situation, from a young age, Rockefeller was always looking for ways to make money. Starting from empty hands, with countless difficulties, but thanks to his great efforts and will, he gradually built his own business empire. Besides his extraordinary efforts, wisdom and perseverance, the ability to see into human nature also contributed to Rockefeller’s success.
And then, business experience and wisdom in life were passed on to his son by Rockefeller through letters. In it, there is a letter mentioning one thing that anyone who wants to be rich must accept.
In his letter, the Oil King wrote: ” Most of the absolute security will not make us rich. To get the ‘reward’, we always have to take the necessary risks that come with it.
Isn’t life like that? There is no such thing as forever, there will definitely be forward or backward.
I believe that prudence is not a perfect recipe for success. No matter what we do in this life, we still have to choose between risk and safety. And sometimes, the chance to win will come only when you take a much greater risk than it is safe.”
In addition to the lesson of taking risks to get success, in his letters, billionaire Rockefeller also wants his son to learn many other lessons about being human and getting rich:
1. Being offended is a motivator
Everyone is applauded from time to time to affirm their achievements, qualities, conduct or morality; but also sometimes being attacked, insulted or received malicious words. I think the reason we get offended is because of our incompetence. I would like to say, though, that being offended is not a bad thing at all. If you are a person who knows how to think calmly, you can see insults as a measure of your ability, and that is what I did.
2. Self is the biggest capital
You are your greatest capital and your only belief should be to believe in yourself.
All those who wish to succeed should realize that the seeds of success are sown all around them. As long as we discover those “seeds”, we can achieve what we want.
3. Mastering the money
Child, every penny in our hands increases the power to determine our future destiny. Let’s make money together. However, there is nothing more pitiable and despicable than those who live solely for money. Remember that you let money be your slave, not the other way around.
4. Don’t lose to win
Success is not measured by a person’s height, weight, education, or family background, but by the “size” of one’s mindset. Our thoughts determine how big or small our achievements are. So think big.
The most important thing is to know how to value yourself and overcome low self-esteem. Man’s greatest weakness is low self-esteem. Never sell yourself cheap. You are better than you think, so open your mind and never belittle yourself.
5. Patience is the strategy
Impulsivity is our biggest enemy all the time.
If patience can resolve conflicts that shouldn’t have happened, it’s always worth it. However, if you persist, it will not only not solve the crisis, but also bring greater disaster.
6. Luck favors the brave
Experience has taught me that bold and decisive people make the best deals, gain the support of others, and form the strongest covenants. However, those who are timid and hesitant cannot enjoy such benefits. Not only that, the bold approach is also very beneficial for them. Confident people always expect success, and they will design every plan to achieve success in line with their expectations.
7. Believe in yourself sincerely
Our mindset determines our ability, and our mindset also really helps us to do as much as we can. If we truly believe that we can do more, we can think creatively about ways to do it. It would be foolish to turn down a new challenge.
8. Don’t let the people around you hold you back
A person’s character and ambition will depend significantly on his current status, status, and those around him. If you often associate with negative people, you will also become negative or if you are too close to “small people”, you will have many unsavory habits.
On the other hand, if you regularly receive influence from people with reach, you will raise your level of thinking; If you come in contact with ambitious and successful people, you will also develop ambition and take the necessary actions to achieve success.
9. Be a person with purpose
Purpose is the key to driving our potential. Purpose determines our behavior and motivates us to find the means to get there. A clear purpose will allow us to focus on the chosen direction and do our best to achieve it.
10. Unity is strength
People tend to be loyal to themselves and aspire to be who they want to be. The way they achieve self-loyalty is by doing what they like. Unfortunately, many evangelists don’t treat employees well and are rigid with their demands. The result is success and the effort will be halved.
11. Put subordinates first
Always put your attention on the employees who work for you. Dad used to take his subordinates and their work or personal matters very seriously. You should understand that everyone has a limit in what they can contribute, so only if you try your best to solve problems for your subordinates, can they contribute more.
12. Wealth is a responsibility
Father does not see himself as a savior, much less conceited because of what he has done. Only fools are arrogant for money. When you have a lot of wealth, it also means that you need to have more social responsibility.
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