This Steve Jobs Statement perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us
Rich people believe otherwise than the typical man, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who perished with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion, was no exception.
In a Quora thread answering the question “Do billionaires understand something that ordinary folks do not?” Patrick Methieson noted a Jobs quotation that encapsulates the “billionaire mindset”
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
With enough pressure applied to an endeavor, sufficiently resourceful people actually can change the world. Contrast that with the rest of us who are more likely to assume the state of the planet as static, or given.”
Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world’s most affluent people before writing “How Rich People Think,” repeats this idea.
Rich people have an actions attitude and are problem solvers. “While the masses are waiting to choose the proper numbers and praying for abundance, the excellent ones are solving difficulties,” he writes.
This does not mean they’re smarter than the typical individual, as Jobs noted. “They are just more strategic,” Siebold explains. “When the affluent demand money, they do not question if it’s possible, they just begin creating new ideas that solve problems.”
At the end of the day, becoming rich is an inside job. “It doesn’t have anything to do with your instruction or where you come from. It’s really not what you do that guarantees wealth, it is what you are.”