There are four basic steps to acquiring wealth. In fact, these steps apply to virtually anything in life. They are:

  1. Passion
  2. Decision
  3. Plan
  4. Discipline

First, you have to have the passion to do something. Without passion to do something you will be like a rudderless ship. You will just float around going wherever the currents take you. You will always be at the mercy of those who do have a passion for something. This equates to a life of hopelessness.

Next you have to make a decision. You can have all the passion in the world but until you decide to do something all that passion is just latent. It will never be realized. Do you really want to do something? Do you really want to become wealthy?

Third, you need to make a plan. Without a plan you will move from one idea to the next and never really get anywhere. So many people do this. That is why so many “get-rich-quick” schemes abound. Having a plan is like having a step-by-step guide to get you to where you want to go.

Finally, you have to have discipline. Just like dripping water will eventually wear away the stone it is the constant application of your plan and working away at it that will see you succeed. Remember that Rome was not built in a day. Nor were the pyramids. And neither will be your plan. But chipping away at it as often as possible – preferably EVERY day – will allow you to see results. This, in turn, will encourage you to keep going.

With respect to wealth, almost every successful and wealthy person says the same thing – find something that you love to do and then find a way to make money out of it. When you do this you will never “work” another day in your life.