Are You Holding Yourself Back from Achieving Financial Success?
If you don’t have the right mindset, you will have trouble making or holding on to money. It is time to make a change.
It is said: “Like attracts like.” And it is true in many ways. You spend more time with people who are similar to you in temperament, simply because you enjoy their company. So you attract them into your life. The same applies to other things in your life also, including wealth.
For example, if you think or say the below sentence more regularly than not, then you may holding yourself back from achieving financial success:
“Money is the root of all evil”
This is a problem in itself because you think negatively about money. You have given money powers it does not have.
Money is a tool – devoid of any emotions except what we lend to it.
Money is NOT the root of all evil – it is your reactions and intentions with money that is.
You may believe other things like:
- I will never be rich
- I will never to pay off debt
- I always go over budget
Again, you are lending your circumstances a power that they should not have.
It is your reaction to money that is causing the problem.
So the answer is simply this:
Stop looking at money as a generator of power. Most powerful people in the world are not the richest. Look the list of most powerful people in the world for the last 20 years and also the richest people on Earth for the same 2 decades. If you are up for it, you will be surprised.
Money is a tool – like a pen, a saw, a needle – that a person uses to make things.
Stop glamorising it.
Start understanding it. And learn how to use it.
If you are interested, we talk more about these things in our Freedom Personal Finance Programme.