I read over 20 articles about Billionaires, and this is what I found…

Rafay Hiraj
7 min readJan 6, 2022


What can you learn from it?

How are some people so much more wealthy than anyone else? Take, for example, Elon Musk. His net worth is more than the worth of some COUNTRIES! That is astonishing even for someone as rich as him! So what is it that makes people like him so successful?

Letting go of a fear of failure

Reaching such huge successes is no easy task. No one knows everything which is why every success story has its fair share of failure. It is absolutely true that no path to riches is a smooth road. This makes success so elegant. Successful people have to navigate through a bumpy road tainted by constant and consistent failures.

Extremely rich people expose themselves to failure very often. They try new things, new ventures and finally build a tolerance for this. It is this strong bedrock on which their foundation is built.

Take it from the man himself,

If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

-Elon Musk

How to adopt this?

Constantly venture out of your comfort zone, spend time with people who push you when you fail in something rather than laugh at you and do things you enjoy doing but are afraid to. A common example is that of public speaking! Adopt a mindset that failure is just one step closer to success and don’t put yourself down with negative self-talk if you embarrass yourself, that is the last thing you should do!

Having a clear vision for the future they want to make

These highly successful people have a clear plan. They know what to do. A commonly used example is that of a ship’s captain. If you do not know where to go and set a sail you are likely to get lost. This is a consequence of carelessness. On the contrary, if you know where you intend to anchor your ship, you may go through some storms and wild tides but the chance of you getting there becomes substantially higher.

Billionaires set off wanting to change the world in some way. At least that is the standard they set for themselves. It is a massive undertaking but not one short of suitors.

Change a billion lives and you will become a billionaire!

Let’s be honest, the chance of you becoming a billionaire is fairly low, but they are still there. At the end of the day, all that matters is how you look at it, how your perspective looks at it. On the one hand, you may have an optimistic perspective and think, I CAN BECOME A BILLIONAIRE!

On the other hand, you may think, ‘The odds are fairly low so it is probably not going to happen.’ Depends on how you look at it. If you want to change your perspective, feel free to check this article out;

How to adopt this?

Ask yourself, after 20 years what do you see in the world? What inspires you from that future? Now imagine your own future in 20 years, where do you want to be? Try establishing a connection between the two!

Discipline that is unparalleled

Such a discipline stems from a laser-eyed focus. Nothing distracts them. They have a clear vision and anything besides that is unnecessary to them.

It is reported that over 50% of the billionaires wake up 3 hours prior to their day and start off by meditating and exercising!

This seems fairly different from the average man, doesn’t it? Everyone likes to engage in gossip and break up stories of friends and seek drama in their lives. For billionaires, these are just distractions meant to keep your feet on the same ground as average people. Some people don’t have extraordinary aspirations and that is perfectly ok, but if you want to be extraordinary you have to stay with extraordinary! Keeping such a company may be hard as what is extraordinary is up for debate but nothing is stopping you from following these guys on social media and trying to replicate their lives into your very own? So next time you open up Youtube or something along those lines, search for someone that inspires you and understand what separates them from the rest!

When all is said and done, the true path to freedom is self-discipline and understanding that is growing up. Self-discipline allows you to control your mind and as a result seize the reigns of the most complex things known to man!

How to adopt this?

Start simply by fixing a time you want to wake up. Doesn’t matter when you sleep, just try waking up at the same time. Once you accomplish that for a week, try incorporating a time you SHOULD sleep as a result. Once you manage these two, start making a routine. Start by adding very few but important things you think you must be doing. Slowly make the routine stricter but remind yourself that doing unnecessary things like watching a show are also important, so, MAKE TIME FOR UNNECESSARY THINGS and follow that to the letter! Don’t overdo it.

Using phones is an addiction and it takes time to wear off, we must first practice control over them!

A winners mindset

Billionaires have a winners mindset. They think of something they want and they go and get it! As simple as that. They don’t make things complicated like most people do when they aren’t. Make a goal and give it your all, that is their mantra. If they are unable to attain it, they don’t put themselves down, rather they go again. Everyone should learn from this.

Don’t establish complications, as the saying goes,

When you know what you want and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

-Jim Rohn

If it important to you, you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.


When something is important enough, you do it, even if the odds are not is your favor.

-Elon Musk


If you give yourself 30 days to clean your home, it will take 30 days, if you give yourself 3 hours, it will take 3 hours.

- Elon Musk

How to adopt this?

Make a goal for this month, and try to achieve it. Do that by making a plan to complement it. One thing you can do is read articles and books about people who have done that everything or done something similar and try to emulate it. Take responsibility for everything and don’t beat yourself down when you fail, rather keep going and you will be proud of yourself by the end of the month!


Even the most successful people have to disengage themselves from the gazillions of unwanted information that enters the mind and RELAX! It is common knowledge that Bill Gates likes to take a ‘think week.’ He does this twice a year, by living in a secluded cabin to remove himself from interruptions.

Silence works wonders, more of that here;

Silence also comes in the form of meditation. There is a link between world-class athletes and billionaires and that is meditation. Meditation gives you calm, serenity, and peace of mind and that is very important in order to make high-quality decisions. That in itself is essential to become very wealthy. Thus it is no coincidence that billionaires adopt meditation in their daily lives. As I previously stated and it is just as relevant here, over 50% of billionaires wake up 3 hours prior to their workday to meditate and exercise!

Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient to whatever success I’ve had -Ray Dalio

How to adopt this?

Whether you take, sitting in silence from this subtopic or meditation I will be equally satisfied. Just try to disengage yourself from the common troubles of daily life. Try sitting still, letting your mind run free, and enjoy the underrated winds of silence. Clear your mind and just be quiet! Start by doing this for just 5 minutes daily! You, yourself will want to increase it more, I am sure of it!

So go and chase your dream because if you have that dream you have that responsibility, start small, dream big, and be disciplined to one day achieve everything you have ever dreamed of!