Aside from temporary setbacks and extraordinary fortunes of inheritance or luck, if you want to know how people feel about themselves, look at their bank accounts.
MONEY is the greatest measurement of one’s mindset.
This is probably why there is so much emotion and neurosis tied to people’s relationship with money. That is why I say if you want to fix your money problems, get your head examined. It’s your attitude about money that will rake it in or repel it from you. Your money, and your mentality about it is what we are going to focus on in this 2 part series. I am going to help you Look Within so you don’t Go Without.
In the book The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher, the old millionaire asks the boy who has sought his advice, “Why aren’t you rich already?”
Hey, that’s a good question to ask yourself.
We live in an era of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. More people have become wealthy in the last 20 years than any other time in human history—why haven’t you? Seriously, write that question down and answer it. “Why am I not wealthy?”
Your answer to this question will reveal a lot about yourself. Your answers will expose your self-limiting beliefs, your doubts, your fears, your excuses, your rationalizations and maybe some justifications.
You see, we need to Reprogram Your Mental Hard Drive.
One of the greatest limitations to achieving financial abundance is a deep-seated belief that somehow money is wrong and people who have a lot of it are inherently evil. This belief is invented fiction. It goes back to early childhood conditioning when a growing child is often told this because of other people’s envy or desire to rationalize away their own financial failures.
The fact is money is good.
It takes money to build hospitals, churches and shelters. Money is also needed to buy homes, cars, clothes, food, vacations and other glorious experiences in life. Life is limitless abundance.
To acquire money is not to take it away from someone else. Money is granted to the creator, the one who has built something where nothing existed before. Money is the instrument of exchange for valued production. Money is earned only by the producer. The accumulation of wealth is accomplished only by consistently applied effort and discipline.
Money has an energy of its own, and it is largely attracted to people who understand its virtues and respect its power. Money tends to flow toward those people who can use it in the most productive ways to produce valuable goods and services, and who can invest it to create employment and opportunities that benefit others. At the same time, money flows away from those who use it poorly, or who spend it in non-productive ways.
THUS, To Have More, You Must Become More. You have heard the phrase, “water seeks its own level,” right? Fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on your level), the same is true about money. Money will meet you where you are. Stated another way, your net worth will equal your self-worth. These are not just clever quips, they are wise truths—and stark realities for some.
So let me ask you, what would make you happy and boost your sense of well-being?
You might be surprised. You may realize you really don’t require any more money than you already have. Sometimes a simple change in attitude is all that’s needed to feel good about your life.
People often think, “If only I could get a promotion or a new car, I’d be happy.”
I want you to take inventory of the great wealth you already have. Ask yourself, “What do I feel grateful for in my life?”
Take a couple of minutes to write it down.
Now, if you were to show that list to most people around the world and they will indeed call you wealthy. You see, wealthy is a matter of context and perspective which ultimately creates a feeling. Feel thankful for all you have, and you will feel instantly wealthy.
Here’s the trick, once you feel wealthy you will continue to think wealthy and act wealthy, and it will charge the magnet that will attract more wealth to you.
People become wealthy because they DECIDE to become wealthy.
Those who believe they can become wealthy and are worthy of great financial wealth are the ones who will be. Because they believe this completely, they act accordingly. They consistently take the necessary actions that turn their beliefs into realities.
I want you to decide now that you ARE worthy of great wealth, and it will be your first step toward great prosperity.
Anywhere in the western world, and beyond, opportunity is everywhere. No matter where you look, you will find someone pursuing their dream and being rewarded with great abundance. For centuries, people have sacrificed life and limb just to get us to this point. You are here.
People with far more difficulties and much greater obstacles and limitations have gone on to become incredibly wealthy—why NOT you? People who are less intelligent, poorer, who had more difficult childhoods, fewer privileges and no support have gone on to make great fortunes.So can you.
If you think you can, you will.
Your attitude will determine your destiny.
So here are 5 Tips to Improve Your Wealth Attitude:
1) Write down all that you are grateful for in your life right now—read it every day.
2) Make a decision that you will be wealthy. Affirm that decision every day by taking ACTION in that direction.
3) Surround yourself with the people who are where you want to be financially.Read and listen to material (like SUCCESS!) that will support your new outlook and attitude about what’s possible.
4) Read and listen to material (like SUCCESS!) that will support your new outlook and attitude about what’s possible.
5) Teach others the attitudes of wealth. Once you teach it, you will learn it.
Let’s get to adjusting your mindsets and attitudes about money so that they become the magnets you need to get the money flowing to you instead of away from you.