Ramit Sethi

2015 the year of more/
I realized that most people want you to stay exactly where you are in life — and if you explicitly talk about how you want more, they get really uncomfortable.
But I also realized, ONCE YOU MADE IT, everyone loved it!
We WANT to go out and have amazing experiences
We WANT to look and feel amazing
We WANT to live a Rich Life
But there are invisible scripts all around us:
I WAS TOLD: “Just focus on your education”
I WAS TOLD: “Be nice to girls and eventually you’ll be the kind of guy who they want to marry”
I WAS TOLD: “Get a good stable job and by the time you retire, you can have $1mm in your bank account”
Do you know why most personal finance experts don’t write about earning more? They don’t know how.
Hard work generally gets OTHER people rich…
I don’t think anyone has ever gotten rich without screwing other people out of their money
How could you want that when other people are starving?
If *I* made that much, I would totally live like this! Seriously bro
THESE PEOPLE’S ENTIRE EXISTENCE IS ABOUT BELIEVING ANYONE WHO WANTS MORE IS EVIL, GREEDY, AND HORRIBLE.

How many people have you heard saying, “When you get a raise, KEEP LIVING AT THE SAME LEVEL YOU WERE LIVING AT?”
Tons — in fact, most “personal finance experts” will tell you that. And while I agree with the sentiment of living beneath your means (which I do myself)…
…THEIR ADVICE DOES NOT WORK.
When you grow, your life changes. You wear different clothes. You live in different places. You even hang out with new people. Don’t deny it, acknowledge it.
As part of that, it’s NORMAL to want more.
NEW APPROACH: WANTING MORE IS GOOD
Decide who you want to surround yourself with.
Mark Cuban wrote a memorable post where he described The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do


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