CVS - 422:1
Goodyear Tire: 322:1
Apple: 43:1 (Not bad Apple. Keeping it real.)
Coca Cola: 89:1
Wells Fargo: 144:1
The "some people" I'm referring to are typically those that do not have, or did not have growing up, with references of how to create that freedom around them. So they wind modeling what the know about money, relationships, health, etc, from those who don't have the results they would actually want in there own life. If you grow up with the belief system from your peers and environment that the way to wealth for you is a good paying job and stashing money in the bank that is what you are likely to do. Even though the reality is what I showed you above. A lot of people would rather stay poor, be right and not change their beliefs, than model success, change their beliefs, take action, and be rich.
Truth be told, changing poor habits into rich habits is hard work. You have to want it really bad. It's not easy. If you live around other poor people, you probably aren't going to find much support because many of them will say you think you are better than them or flat out wrong. That's what they have to say to justify where they are in life and why they aren't going through the uncomfortable growth that you are. You trying to do better makes them see they're not, so they'll try to tear you down to feel their own sense of importance. You displaying sacrifice in important areas of life reveals to them they aren't which will create friction in those relationships.
"Whatever the mind can perceive and believe it can achieve" - Napoleon Hill
"Whatever the mind can perceive and believe it can achieve" as the great Napoleon Hill said is a very accurate statement. It's unfortunately a lot easier said than done. However, if you are truly willing to do what ever it takes to win the battle, specifically the internal one because it requires challenging our deepest held most intimate ideas of who we are, the world is yours.
Cut out TV?
Read an educational book every day?
Not hang out at the club?
Seek uncomfortable situations to master them?
Change how you dress?
Change who spend the most time with?
Become interested in finance and money?
Do you have what it takes?