When growing up, we as children are introduced to the concept that is money. We find that money can buy things, then learn the elusive chase that is to acquire more of it. What’s needed is removing the barriers that’s holding us back, from getting and then staying rich for the rest of our lives.
What many have is a negative perception when it comes to money, which needs to be altered, this before we’re able to begin earning more of it. There’s a metaphor that states “money is free,” when it comes to securing financial success, which isn’t true. If you’re wanting to become wealthy, what you need is a strong foundation.
There needs to be strong roots, meaning you need to change the beliefs that you have about money. If they’re rooted in negativity, then it becomes toxic and your money tree won’t bear any fruit.
What having a money mindset that’s positive, does is creates a healthy strong money tree that prospers. Most however, believe that they already have a positive outlook about money, because who doesn’t want more of it.
Change Your Money Mindset
Were taught how to think about and handle money, this whether you realize it or not. We also develop our own specific attitudes towards it.
When young, we’ve had a variety of influences, such as our parents, siblings, teachers, friends, media, the church, the culture we live in. This conditioning remains with us for the rest of our lives.
Once you know what your money mindset is, you then have the choice to make them positive, and then generate the riches you want.
Certain Money Beliefs
What we constantly hear are certain beliefs about money. That money is the root of all evil, that rich people are all greedy, that you can’t be rich and be spiritual, that money can’t buy happiness.
What we’re led to think is that there’s not enough money to go around, that you don’t deserve money, that money changes people, having too much money is a hassle.
That to become rich, you have to take advantage of people, or if you’re not born rich, the chances are you’ll never be rich.
For those who are successful, they think that they could lose it all and become a failure, that they would never have the friends they have if it wasn’t for their money, or that what everyone wants is a handout.
Certain Money Habits
Certain money beliefs begins with our parents, and how they treated money. It comes down to how they managed their money. Were they spenders or hoarders, regardless if they were rich or poor.
Does or did money come easily to your family, or was it a constant struggle. Was money a source of joy, or was it the cause of bitter arguments. Are most of the disagreements because of money.
With all of these attitudes and influences surrounding you your entire life, it’s no surprise that you subconsciously have a negative outlook about money, when trying to earn or keep more.
Those who are wealthy, don’t think about money in these terms. They know that by having lots of money, they’re able to give back to the world, to their loved ones in a variety of ways. The best way to help the unfortunate, is to not become one.
Learn To Take Control
You need to know that you’re in control of your life. You create and are responsible for every moment, especially your financial life. If you don’t believe this, then you think that you becoming rich has nothing to do with you.
But instead of taking control of your life, you choose to play the victim role. The most common thought of the victims mindset, is thinking “poor me.” The problem is, thinking like that gets you nowhere, and you’ll remain poor.
Stop Blaming Others
You can blame the economy, the type of business you’re in, the government, and especially your parents. You can use every excuse you want, to justify to yourself why you’re not rich.
For instance, “I don’t have the right education,” or “I don’t live in the right part of the country,” or “I’m not smart enough,” or “I don’t know the right people” and so on.
However, you know these aren’t true. You know you can succeed anywhere, and the first step towards that success, is getting a better outlook on your situation and environment.
Stop Being So Pessimistic
What constantly complaining doesn’t do is help your finances. When complaining, what you’re doing is focusing on all the negative parts of yourself that you don’t like.
This reinforces all the bad thoughts that you have about yourself, which then causes you to attract more negativity, and remain poor.
So do yourself a favor and stop whining about everything, stop playing the cursed “woe is me” victim card. You’re just putting yourself in a scarcity mindset, and not a rich one.
Be Grateful Count Your Blessings
It’s also important to be thankful, count all the blessings around you, however small or insignificant they may be. Most living in this country are fortunate, especially when compared to the other parts of the world.
We have a world of opportunity available to us, if you want to take advantage of them. So envision yourself as having abundance, and from there, you can go forward towards receiving the infinite supply that is money.
What’s needed is to adjust your “money setting” in your mind. This will then set you on track to become financially free. Never think that becoming rich is only reserved for those who are lucky, and that you’re cursed. Then all you need is to take action.