It's OK To Build Wealth Slowly

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I have a confession to make.I'm never going to make millions of dollars on a single investment.I'm never going to create a start-up that changes the world and becomes a unicorn.I'm never g
I have a confession to make.

I'm never going to make millions of dollars on a single investment.

I'm never going to create a start-up that changes the world and becomes a unicorn.

I'm never going to get rich overnight.

It's simply not in my DNA.

Do I get a touch of jealously when I see stuff like this?

Or this?

Sure. You wouldn't be human if you didn't dream about huge or seemingly easy riches.

But I'm OK with the fact that easy riches aren't in the cards for me. Instead I've chosen (let's be honest — accepted) the slower path to building wealth.

There are some downsides to this path.

I don't get to brag on social media about how much money I made on a high-flying stock or business venture.

I don't get to become rich overnight.

I don't get to become a charlatan guru who preaches the easy steps you can follow to become wealthy.

I don't get to create a world-changing company.

I don't get to write a medium post about how transcendental meditation changed my life once I became a billionaire.

And I don't get to know what it's like to deal with a life-changing amount of money.

It can be difficult to stick with your own investment plan when you see others hitting the jackpot during a raging bull market.

But there are some upsides to being comfortable in your own skin as an investor.

I'll never found a company that makes me fabulously wealthy but I've also never worked 80 hour weeks in a stressful job that causes other areas of my life to suffer.

In fact, I could probably count on one hand the number of times I've gotten home from the office past 5:30 in the evening in my entire career.

So while I'll never understand what it's like to be the founder of a hot tech…
Ben Carlson
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