It’s based on hard work. Corley concluded that 80% of self-made millionaire are persistent. They think about how to achieve their daily and long term goals.

You should avoid putting your hope and trust on someone else. You should also avoid spending most of your precious time relying on them”. Discover your own dreams and goals as you take a positive step towards achieving them.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. Strategies that Transformed 177 Average People into Self-Made Millionaires“. Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.