August 20, 2009

Poor vs. Successful: A Difference of Approach to Life

This just in, from an email by Perry Marshall:

If you ever deal with poor people, or do social work, or
spend time in the "inner city" one of the biggest things
you'll discover is how poor people live in the perpetual
present. Sort of like your house cat. For a cat, tomorrow
doesn't seem to exist. Only today, only now.

That's how poor people think.

Successful people think about the future. Some days, they
almost live in the future.

Those who sell the future find ways to tie the present to
the future and are constantly looking forward.

Those who successfully sell, sell much more than just the
"thing." They also sell the idea, the experience, the
future outcome.