Dear Under-Performing Over-Achiever,
In his classic book on wealth and success, Think And Grow Rich (1937), Dr Napoleon Hill interviewed the wealthiest and most powerful men and women of the day in order to unlock their success secrets.
(Plus another 500 or so more, over a 20 year period…)
And one of the most intriguing conclusions Hill came to, after over 20 years of research, was that:
Now I know what you might be thinking — “Of course they don’t. Most wealthy people start with family connections, a trust fund or a lavish inheritance they can fall back on.”
The intriguing part is, Dr Hill found that was NOT the case. Most of the great men and women he interviewed didn’t come from “money”. They didn’t have a trust fund or inheritance to get them started. Many even started from a position of total poverty.