The majority of the rich who got really wealthy took calculated risks. They also had the foresight to see things that a lot of us would not be able to see.
Rich people surround themselves with people more competent then them in areas they are not good at.
Most of the time, the wealthy was also able to execute their plans very well. You will also find them having the ability listen to others when it is time to listen. But be steadfast when they needed to.
I got very little of these traits.
And maybe that is why I am not rich (by today’s much higher standards). I worked in a firm where we steward our client’s wealth carefully, so I know where I stand in the spectrum of people who are rich and poor.
But I do think that I have enough wealth for myself though. Enough for me to have a conversation with you on this topic.