I’ve come to strongly believe that you cannot change others, for better or worse. So what I have decided to do is Become the change I wish to see in others through Action.
I find that people have to want to change themselves, and without experiencing some kind of epiphany will likely remain the way they are for the rest of their lives. I see and talk to people every week on social media (FACEBOOK) that fall into this or think investing can’t be done by them personally. Trying too hard to change people will often drive them further away from you, and closer to whatever it is you’re trying to get them to avoid. This is because people naturally get defensive when others – especially those closest to them – question their decisions or lifestyle.
If you’re trying to effect change in someone you become an external force which inevitably puts the other party in a position to internalize their feelings and emotions. In the end I just want people to be able to retire before the age of 60 and have their Money/Income grow and work for them through each passing year. To be able to pass down their wealth to their children/family, so they don’t have to start off in the same place as them when they were the same age.
Work Hard or Work Smart?