You hold-on to borrowed things
Do you borrow things with no intention of returning them? Do you hold-on to borrowed items because you feel you need them more than the owner who actually paid for them? Be it is a pencil, a book or just ₦200, a borrowed item is not a gift, and should be promptly returned or re-paid in due time. Low self-esteem is a sign of poverty consciousness.
You have a 'Get-Rich-Quick' mentality
Are you always seeking short-cuts to fame and fortune - gambling, pyramid schemes, pools betting and casino? They are sure paths that lead further down the abyss of poverty. Expecting a financial miracle without working for it is a sure sign of poverty consciousness.
You love your Comfort-Zone
Deep within you, you'll rather not stress and stretch yourself for anything. You just want to remain where you are – your comfort zone! Yet you complain of not having money and the good things of life. You want the good life, but not the hard work that goes with it! This is a sign of poverty consciousness.
You're always waiting for the Right time
Are you forever waiting for the right time that never comes? "And while they wait, their dreams end up with them in the grave. " What a pity! NOW is the right time! Putting off till tomorrow what can be done today is a sign of poverty consciousness.
You are afraid of Failure
For sure, nobody wants to fail; but we must take calculated risks. Do you see opportunity as risk, and thereby avoid it? While the Rich 'see' the beautiful rose flower among the thorns – and go for it; the Poor 'see' the dangerous rose thorns among the flower – and run from them. Fear of failure is a sign of poverty consciousness.
You lack Money Making Ideas
Many remain poor because they don't have creative ideas that can translate into a business, products or services that many people want and are ready to pay for. You are truly poor only when you lack ideas! Mental laziness is a sign of poverty consciousness.
You lack Persistence
Many remain poor because they lack the willpower and discipline to pursue to a logical completion any venture they start. They start a venture with great zeal and enthusiasm but easily cave-in to obstacles and setbacks along the way; only to start yet another, and repeat the process. Lack of the fighting spirit is a sign of poverty consciousness.
See also: Rich Mind Rich Man, Poor Mind Poor Man
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