You are most likely not going to become rich.
Read that again.
You are most likely not going to become rich. You are most likely not going to be on the Forbes' List. You are most likely not going to own a dozen mansions and sports cars. I'm not saying this to motivate you and push you to try to be these things. Seriously, I'm not. These are facts, and these are some of the most ignored facts in today's society.
It's time we stop turning every aspect of our lives into a competition. Competitions are for sports; that's why they have scoreboards. Have you noticed that there is no huge scoreboard up in the sky projecting the net worth of every human being from top to bottom?
I'm all about setting goals. I'm all about beating the odds. But to me, (by the way, this is a total personal opinion), the name of the game is reason. I would love to have millions of dollars! We all would, right? However, I find it very valuable to remember the reason why I would love to have millions of dollars. For me, it would first simply relieve stress. Specifically, it would give me the freedom to buy better music gear and pay for college, among other unique things that are 100% in regards to my life and my personal needs.
I feel like I have the right mindset, but please note that I'm not saying I'm better than anyone else! Again, why is it a competition? There is no race to "figure it out" with this thing we call life.
Here is my advice:
Get yours. Get money. Chase the paper because it is the current tool for survival.
Just have a clear reason, and a clear vision for why you need the money.
Have a clear reason for why you need the house.
Have a clear reason for why you need the car.
Stop basing those reasons off of the houses and cars of other people.
Compete with yesterdays version of yourself. I wish you nothing but success.