Henry Ford’s Wealthy Mindset

I have great admiration for Henry Ford and his accomplishments. There’s no arguing that he was a visionary leader, but what I admire most about Ford was his mindset.

I can’t find the exact quote (please let me know what it is if you know it), but essentially Ford said that if he lost everything, all of his wealth and his businesses, it would be okay because he knew exactly how to build it back again. To me, that statement exemplifies the achievement of financial freedom. When you know that everything can be taken away from you and there is no panic at the idea, you have it all figured out.Henry Ford Quotes

Ford knew that between the personal connections he had, his financial intellect and the ability to create value, it would be nearly impossible for him to not be wealthy. But it wasn’t just that. As I was trying to dig up the quote about Ford losing everything and building it back up, I realized he really had a unique outlook and philosophy on life. Here are just a few quotes from Ford that caught my attention:

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.

There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

As you can see, at his very core, Ford was programmed with a wealthy mindset and it is no wonder he was able to change the face of American business and industry.

By the time Ford passed away in 1947, his fortune amounted to slightly more than $1 billion. In today’s dollars, that would be the equivalent of having $4,500,000,000.

Millionaire Money Habit: Building wealth starts with the mindset and the desire. Discover what you are passionate about and find away to channel that passion in a way that provides great value, and the money will naturally follow.

7 Responses to Henry Ford’s Wealthy Mindset

  1. ted jacob says:

    Thanks Ryan. Brilliant insights and inspiration on how to achieve
    my goal. thanks again. tedj

  2. andre says:

    Ford the best car :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ford is a good car :)

  4. Adriano says:

    I ever told something like that. Wen you have nothing to loose it is the best time for make impossible things.

  5. Dr. Artfredo C. Abella-Philippines says:

    I believe that the best way to have a good money habit is to regard your money and even your personal money as part of the asset of the business that you intend to put or conceptualize. In that way you put the right perspective towards your money. You will not squander it nor indulge in instant gratification. I think that is how the millionaires started their money abundance in life.

  6. Bart Simpson says:

    I believe the exact quote was: I’d get up tomorrow morning and start over.

  7. Mr. Smyth says:

    Attitude is the beginning of believing, dig into that rich attitude and focus on wealth factors and the building of wealth begins to build.

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