How do you feel about money? Is it something that makes you happy? Does it bring you joy? Does it make you worry, stress, and fret? Does it make you feel guilty? How you feel about money determines the impact in has on and in your life.
Money is a tool. It is totally and completely neutral. Although money does have the ability to magnify what you already are. Money does not make you greedy or selfish, but it makes it much more obvious. Money does not make you generous or prosperous, but it makes the evidence of it much more prominent.
The problem most people have with money is that they have conflicting feelings in regards to money. Most people want more money for the positive things it can do in their lives, but have negative beliefs that sabotage them. Thoughts of: There’s not enough money to go around; money is the root of all evil; you can’t buy happiness; people with money are evil, bad, and unethical; only greedy people have money; rich people only care about money; money doesn’t grow on trees; to be rich I have to be a workaholic; etc, etc, etc.
In order to start bringing more money into your world you have to welcome it. You need to learn to let go of the false, negative beliefs you hold about money. Identify what financial thoughts are holding you back, and start to change them into positive, moving forward beliefs.
I choose to view money as a wonderful, positive, life changing tool. Money allows me to keep a comfortable home for my family. Money allows me luxuries like travel, entertainment, and toys. Money gives me the ability to financially support my favourite charities like World Vision, Free the Children, and Kiva. Money allows me to have positive hope for the future.
So I challenge you to identify what fears you have towards money. By finding out what has been limiting your progress, counter acting your efforts, and maybe even dragging you down you can start taking the right steps to take you to the positive places you want to go.
“There is a secret psychology to money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside you.”
T Harv Eker