Not that every millionaire would be your role model but there is no doubt that creating the million dollars might be something that you’d strive for. Money isn’t the most important thing in life and these success factors of millionaires may surprise you and give you resolve that you might have the ability to duplicate their success.

Millionaires’ Success Factors

(1) Percentage of Millionaires indicating Factor is Important + (Very important), rank based on Very important rating)

Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., The Millionaire Mind (Table 2-1, p. 34)

 % (1)  Rank
Being honest with all people  90 (57)  1
 Being well disciplined  95 (57)  1
 Getting along with people  94 (56)  3
 Having a supportive spouse  81 (49)  4
 Working harder than most people  88 (47)  5
 Loving my career /business  86 (46)  6
 Having strong leadership qualities  84 (41)  7
 Having a very competitive spirit/personality  81 (38)  8
 Being very well organized  85 (36)  9
 Having the ability to sell my ideas/products  86 (35)  10
 Making wise investments  86 (35)  10
 Seeing opportunities others do not see  72 (32)  12
Being my own boss  65 (29)  13
Willing to take financial risk given the right return 74 (29) 13
 Having good mentors  75 (27)  15
 Having an urge to be well respected  69 (27)  15
 Investing in my own business  54 (26)  17
 Finding a profitable niche 69 (23)  18
 Having extraordinary energy  71 (23)  18
Being physically fit  65 (21)  20
 Having a high IQ/superior intellect  67 (20)  21
Specializing  53 (17)  22
 Attending a top rated college  48 (15)  23
 Ignoring the criticism of detractors  51 (14)  24
 Living below my means  43 (14)  24
 Having strong religious faith  33 (13)  26
 Being lucky  47 (12)  27
 Investing in the equities of public corporations  42 (12)  27
 Having excellent investment advisers  39 (11)  29
 Graduating near/at top of my class  33 (11)  30

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