Zig Ziglar was an American writer, salesman, and motivational speaker.
The question of, what took rich people to the place they are right now, is always in the air. There's always the questioning about if it was intelligence, work, study, finances or investment knowledge, and sometimes we even think it could have just been good luck.
This quote is great because you can give it any interpretation you want. It could be about money and be real, but it could also be about mind, and it's a short but really wise idea. Rich people seem to put books before fancy televisions. There's a reason, isn't there?
Poor people's minds would be interested in and even captivated by something that might not be so wise, such as having a big TV in their house, rather than a library full of books that could give them knowledge and expansion. It may not be as attractive as a TV, but, it definitely could take you to unimaginable places. Rich people's minds would know that TVs can be entertaining, but a big library can give them everything they need to walk the road to success.
Perhaps you still don't know what took rich people to the place they're now, but now you have an idea of what can lead you to it, mentally and of course, about money too.