3 Habits That Will Keep You Poor Forever

Adam Del Duca
8 min readSep 11, 2021
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Our habits define who we are. The things we do every day have a major influence on the different aspects of our lives, including our finances. Rich people have specific habits that drive them to gaining and retaining wealth. In fact, their impressive financial stature are a direct result of the habits they maintain. On the other hand, poor people also have habits, but their habits do the exact opposite. They keep them from gaining or retaining wealth.

So what are these habits that keep people poor? Here are three that I believe are the most corrosive to your financial well-being!

Habit #1: Blaming Others

For everything you want to achieve in life, you will experience your fair share of failures. These failures come as a result of bad decisions, and they could be really demoralizing at best and devastating at worst. It is unfortunate that a lot of people do not realize that they are solely responsible for their destinies, and this causes them to point accusing fingers at everyone else but themselves.

Blaming others for your failures means you have subconsciously agreed that the key to your wealth lies in their hands. This is a terrible mindset to carry if you ever plan to be rich or maintain the wealth you already have. Some people blame the government and its policies for their financial troubles, while others blame family members, business partners, spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends etc.

There are so many facts that come with blaming other people for your financial shortcomings, and I would like to go over a few of them now.

First, blaming others still won’t make you rich — This is the most obvious fact about blaming others for your problems. I’ve never seen an instance where blaming another person will add a dollar to your pocket. It is a total waste of time and emotions, as it bears no good fruit.

Guess what? The people you blame for your failures don’t care what you think, some of them may not even know you exist! For every failure you experience in life, there is only one person to be blamed, and that is you! Rich people carry a mindset of self-responsibility, they hold themselves accountable for their disappointments and work towards performing better.

Adam Del Duca