Richest peoples and people who walk on the road of financial independence simply know how to do something simple but very important they know how to see ahead in the financial world and prepare for the future. Simply put, a rich person is someone who sees great opportunity ahead and takes all necessary actions! Rich people have the future in mind. They see growth and expansion ahead. Always remember this – an opportunity is seen with the eyes of the mind and not with the normal human eyes.
Every person who want to be rich and walk on the path of financial freedom should be able to anticipate the following three things:
See the growth ahead
To be financially independent, a person should know that the population of the world is going to grow. This means that demands for certain needs are going to increase. This also means that we are going to need more manufacturers of the needed products and facilities. We will also need more workers. So a person who wants to be rich builds with the future in mind. Train yourself as well as people with the future in mind. For example, in my country Ghana, our first president saw many years ahead and built a huge hydroelectric dam for the nation. This dam produced electricity many times in excess of the needs of little Ghana. He was seeing ahead. If you need to move on the path of financial independence, then open your eyes and see ahead. Know that things will get better as the years go by.
See disappointments ahead.
Disappointment will come whether you want them to or not. Betrayal will come as the years go by. Challenges will come. Good times and bad times are sure to come. The marriage vows say: “For better or for worse, in prosperity and in adversity”. A real person who wants to be rich can virtually predict the ways things will go in the financial world. All you need is the wisdom to see ahead. By wisdom, one can predict the future. This wisdom is easily acquired by studying a little of history – economic history. This is what King Solomon of Israel has to say pertaining to history: “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t already exist long ago?”
See the changes ahead.
Rich people own businesses. These businessmen see ahead. But you see, some people are engaged in businesses that will soon be unprofitable. I have often advised businessmen or people starting businesses to diversify because I could see a change coming which would make their current line of business obsolete. I have watched as people who owned great businesses deteriorated until there was nothing left. Rich people walk on the path of financial independence. This people see ahead.