Become A Millionaire

by Justin Lukasavige - Date: 2007-11-03 - Word Count: 323 Share This!

There was a long term study of graduate school students completed between 1960 and 1980 by Srully Blotnick, an American author. In that 20 year period, he studied 1,500 people and grouped them into two categories.

Category A people said they wanted to make money first so they could do what they really wanted to do later - after they had taken care of their financial concerns.

Category B people pursued their true interests first; sure that money would eventually follow.

Of the 1,500 graduates in the survey, the Category A's, who wanted money now, comprised 93% or 1,245 graduates. Category B risk takers made up 17%, or 255 graduates.

After 20 years there were 101 millionaires in the group. 1 came from category A, 100 came from category B.

dream jobWe've all heard that we need to 'follow our hearts', but have you ever heard that and thought something along the lines of "no one likes their job", "I make good money here though", "it's too risky and I'm too scared to do something on my own", or "I can't make money working for someone else?"

"No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." - Paulo Coehlo

Somewhere during the past few thousand years our careers changed from something that we do to make a difference in our lives because we really enjoy it, to something that we do because we need the money. For the life of me, I can't figure out why so many people continue to work somewhere because they make 'good money' but hate going to work every day.

Maybe it's time you really thought about following your heart, and trusting that the money will follow. That might include starting a business, taking a few months break from your current job to think your life through, or simply devising a plan to do what you really want to do and follow through.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller

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Justin Lukasavige is a Personal & Business Coach and owner of Lukas Coaching. Visit for a ton of free tools to help you improve your health, finances, business, career & life!For more free columns and articles, visit

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