In 1960 a twenty year study was begun of 1,500 people. At the end of the study, 83 were millionaires.
The study found these characteristics common between the millionaires:
- They were persistent
- They were patient
- They were willing to handle both the “nobler and the pettier” aspects of their job
- They had an increasingly noncompetitive attitude towards the people with whom they worked
- Their investment activities — aside from their main career — consumed a
minimum of their time and attention.
I find this very interesting, particularly as I watch my daughter and her husband create their own livelihood out of their passion and skills. When my daughter graduated University with a double major in English and French and a minor in Editing, I never thought she'd be making her living as a Graphic Designer!
PS - Here's their website! Ollibird.com