Money and Beliefs
Do you feel like you’re working long hours and you’re not getting any closer to your dreams and goals?
Are you tired of simply not experiencing the results you want no matter how hard you work?
Yes? Why do you think this is so?
You may not even be able to answer that last question, but do not worry. Most of us can’t, at least at first.
You see, most likely you are carrying around certain money beliefs that were planted in your mind as you were growing up. And those beliefs have become a part of who you are without you even knowing it.
For instance, did you ever hear statements like… “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, or “You must go in early and come home late before you can go in late and come home early”? How about “The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer” or “You’ve got to have money to make money”?
Yes? Now, tell me… Are those your beliefs or somebody else’s beliefs? Stop and think about it. Even if you now believe those statements, did you come up with those conclusions yourself? Most likely, your answer is “No, I did not.”
Considering this, it would be safe to assume that the root of all money problems is never money itself. Are you with me so far? Your beliefs about money have nothing to do with having to make more of it, saving more each month, working longer hours, getting a second job, winning the lottery, receiving a monetary gift or just getting lucky.
You see, money problems are strongly linked to your own beliefs about money. This is the main cause of this. However, lack of money also comes from other beliefs that are not directly linked to money. Don’t get confused. More about this in a bit.
For now, just know that your perception of reality is based on those old money beliefs that you’ve been carrying around, and the majority of those beliefs are not even authentically yours! They were implanted in your subconscious mind while you were growing up by people around you such as, your parents, teachers, family, and community members.
Some of these beliefs can have roots that date to several generations before yours. They have been “downloaded” from parents to children and so forth and so on. Know that these were well intended people that wanted to protect you, so no need for resentments here.
The idea comes from the belief (yep, another belief) that wanting leads to suffering. So be grateful for what they thought they were protecting you from, and be aware of the fact that fortunately, you have the power to change those implanted beliefs now.
Let’s now explore the non-related beliefs that negatively affect your manifesting more money that I mentioned above.
Think about this… your beliefs about success, rich people, power, professions and careers, authority figures, freedom, spending and struggle, all have to do with how you perceive money and abundance; and here’s the most important belief of them all: your belief about how much you truly deserve to have more money. Doubting your self-worth and your self-confidence can be a huge bock to make it happen!
Take a moment and think about this all… does any of those points hit close to home? If so, congratulations, for the first step to change anything is to acknowledge that something needs change.
From that point of awakening, your first step to have more money coming into your life is to identify your personal money beliefs, the ones that have no purpose in your life today. Then you must replace them with beliefs that are more aligned with your goals and the abundance you want to create.
I almost hear you asking… OK, I got it. I know what they are, but… how can I change those beliefs that got me stuck and are blocking my progress? And, can the belief alone in something turn my wishes into reality?
Please listen carefully… All of your questions come down to beliefs, yet again! If you TRULY believe in your heart that you can do something, then you can. As such, you MUST believe that you can eliminate your limiting beliefs and replace them with more empowering ones. It all starts with awareness and belief.
From that point, having faith in your higher-self and utilizing your mind’s power you can turn your wishes into reality. You can have more money. You can do, be or have whatever you want. But you must first believe that you can, and then go to work with that aim in mind.
These steps will help you with the process…
- Identify the beliefs that are blocking you. Write them one one by one and leave a couple of lines between them.
- Replace them with more empowering beliefs. Think of a way in which you can change every limiting belief into an empowering one. Use the lines below each to re-write your new beliefs.
- Once your new beliefs are clearly stated, transfer them to a brand new page and read them daily and often.
- Decide what you want to accomplish and make a step-by-step plan to meet each goal. Every time you get the feeling that you cannot do something, take a couple of minutes and read out loud your new beliefs.
- Take action and follow through, knowing in your heart that things will turn out the way you want them to.
- Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
You can definitely get what you want as long as you believe in yourself and in your goals, and you must follow through with actions based on your newly acquired money beliefs.
One important point is that your actions should be consistent with your values or you will end up sabotaging yourself. They must be aligned with your purpose and your priorities in life. And they ought to consider your talents and abilities.
Once all of this is into place, it’s amazing what happens next. Precise events and circumstances will be set in motion; you’ll start attracting people, situations and opportunities that will be aligned with your goal.
A word of caution, though… You must make every effort to live in awareness so you can notice these events when they arise.
It is unfortunate that many people miss the opportunities around them because they are blinded by their particular situations. Don’t be one of them! By sticking to your new beliefs and with a definite target in mind, you will ensure that your work will bring you closer to your goal. This in turn will fuel your motivation, and you’ll start seeing the bigger results you are striving for.
Ultimately, analyzing your money beliefs and working on replacing the ones that are not serving you anymore will get you in the right direction. This is your must do step #1.
Difficult? Not really. As with any worthwhile goal you must start with the desire to see changes in your life. Then, follow through with determination, and committed action to put things in motion. The rest will show up at the right time.