My rich dad often talked about four things that affected his bank account: 1. wild belief in big possibilities, 2. judging people by fruits, 3. accepting criticism from people who have the results you want, 4. delayed luxury gratification.
Judging by results is hard to learn. Where there is smoke, there is a fire. Things grow where we plant them. Successful people re-evaluate their methods if they see bad results. But, failures often limit themselves with artificial “can’ts” and don’t accept the truth fruit tells.
So, the rich know how to get richer and the poor are able to stay poor while wanting otherwise.