From this week, I’ll be writing two articles on upgrading ourselves to recreate our world consciously. By upgrade, I mean unlearning or changing some of the limiting beliefs that have been holding us back from reaching our potentials and, also replacing them with positive beliefs that would empower us to live a great life to become a better person to those around us. We all have to take 100% responsibility that will influences our thoughts pattern if we dare to make some tremendous changes about ourselves. And today, I’m starting with upgrading your beliefs about money.
When it comes to money, most people always play it safe and go with what seems to be normal to everyone. Some try to pretend whenever someone talks about learning new things on how to make more money or start a new business. While others think they don’t have the right to be wealthy. For some people, money holds mystery.
But few years of personal research on the subject of money has showed me that it’s our beliefs about money that controls and determines the amount of money we make in the real world. Here in this post, I’ll be sharing with you some limiting beliefs most people hold about money and how it’s affecting their bank account balance at the moment.
Let me just start with you directly by asking you this question. Now, answer me, is it right or wrong to attempt to become wealthy or richer than you are today? Your answer to this question will determine whether you would continue to read this post or quit reading, because the post is for those who consciously want to upgrade their beliefs about money to enable them attract abundance in their lives. You and I know and believed that money is just merely a medium of exchange. This gives us the opportunity to develop ourselves, create and share values with others. Even to make this post available for you to read free of charge requires money for me to that.
How do you feel about your current financial status right now? How do you feel about the idea of making more money than what you use to make in the previous years? How would have getting excess money in your bank account make you feel about yourself? Does the idea of becoming wealthy or richer excites you or makes you feel uncomfortable about yourself? Do you think becoming rich or living a great lifestyle is your birth right or merely a fantasy?
In getting more money into your life, do you think you have to compromise your integrity in order to achieve your financial goals? If I tell you today that I’m going to consciously work hard to become wealthy or richer maybe five years or ten years from today, how would you react about my idea? Would you assume that I’m going to sell out or compromise my values and integrity to reach my goal? Would you encourage me to go ahead or discourage me? Are you still going to be comfortable with me if I become wealthy beyond your imaginations about what could be possible?
Notice, that I haven’t even addressed the actual process of acquiring the money in any of those situations I talked about above. I was only giving you some key points on how your beliefs about money work and becoming richer itself.
What role does belief play in the pursuit of getting richer in life? Is the whole idea of desiring to become richer root of all evil, a weapon to destroy others, corrupt or somehow wrong? Can someone become rich and still maintain his integrity? How you feel about money whether good or evil comes from your own beliefs and intentions, not from any quality that money possesses.
Money Is Neutral And Powerless
The money we are talking about here is just a legal paper, but it’s our feelings that makes it what it is to us. Your own thoughts and beliefs about it will serve you to define the role of money in your life. If money is somehow connected with evil, greed, or selfishness in your mind, imagine what effect such beliefs will have on your financial decisions. If you think it’s is the root of all evil, it means you won’t go for it or set goals to attract more of it into your life.
Money is neutral and powerless; it is in the hand of the person that has it that count. If an arrogant or corrupt person has money, the person will use the money to cause problems to others. But if it’s a good person that has it, it will them become a blessing to others. It’s not money or the pursuit of the money itself that has connection with what we refer it to. Rather, it’s the energy you bring to money that counts. Money will always play the role in your life based on what you believed about it, and that beliefs will largely conditioned you to think and act in a certain way.
If you have been conditioned to think and belief negative things about money (especially through your upbringing), then money will play a largely negative role in your life too. If you have positive beliefs about money (like money gives you options, money gives you choices), then it will play a positive role in your life.
The most common reason why most people suffer too much in life is that they have mixed association to what it would take to have more money, as well as what it would mean to have excess money in their lives. They concept of money develops mixed associations to both good and evil at the same time. They want more money for themselves, but not too sure whether they deserve it or it’s their right to get abundance of money.
They meet opportunities of generating more money and then back away from it because some part of their brain still thinks it’s the root of all evil. They just dance around money and different opportunities that could be a stepping stone to their financial breakthrough for the fear of money might be dangerous to acquire too much of it, but later become angry of not having enough to pay the bills and explore the good things life can offer.
Your money will drive its energy from you, from who you are as a person and what your beliefs about it are. If you feel good about yourself, your thoughts, and your behavior, then having more money will only enhance the quality of your life and the desire to help others with your money. The fact that you have money behind always gives you great bargaining power, you need not sell your wares, services or ideas to the first bidder. Your money gives you options and choices.
What are you doing currently to earn more money right now? Is your work devoted to serve the highest good of all or you’re just serving yourself? Have you put yourself in a situation where you see making more money seems evil? Is money neutral and powerless in your life or it has power over you? Do you make your money by creating or by competing with others? Are you giving your best value to the world or you’re trying to cheat others to make your ways?
The only way to clean the limiting beliefs about money is to step back, review such beliefs one by one, and then consciously decide whether or not if those beliefs will continue to be true for you or not. Beliefs like money is the root of all evil, rich people is bad people, having more money is greedy, rich people are corrupt people. Holding such beliefs will limit you from going for opportunities that would help you attract more money into your life.
One must realize that all who have accumulated great fortunes first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring, and planning before they acquired money. We must remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they arrived to their destinations. Also there is a big difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready to for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
From my research, I’ve learnt that the next best thing to be truly great is to emulate the great, by feeling, believing and taking actions, as nearly as possible whenever an opportunity to attract more money into my life arises. The starting point of all achievement is desire. Money will always gravitate to men and women whose minds have been prepared to attract it, just as surely as water gravitate to the ocean.
Both poverty and riches often change places. When riches take place of poverty, the change is usually brought about through well-conceived and carefully executed plans. But poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Riches are shy and timid. They have to be attracted.
Until Next Time, Live Exceptionally!!!.