In order to get yourself moving down the right path financially, first you must get your mind and spirit to stop sabotaging your success.
So many people have big dreams, and lofty goals. What tends to happen is that they keep telling themselves that they will never be able to “get there”.
Subconsciously, we are programmed about money (and everything else we believe) from the time we are very young. We are told things like:
- Money doesn’t grow on trees
- You don’t deserve to have…
- I can’t afford that
- Stay in school and get a good secure job
- You can never do that, just stay with what you know
- You’ll never amount to anything
- Why would you possibly think that…
The list goes on and on. These kind of negative thoughts and beliefs hold you back from ever achieving more than what you were raised to believe that you could.
I know this because I have done it for years. Thankfully, I have always had enough money to cover my living expenses, with a slight bit left over for an occasional (cheap) vacation here and there, but that’s it.
No matter how hard I tried, getting to the next level seemed impossible. It was like every time I would reach a certain amount I COULD NOT get beyond that level of income/wealth. Like a slow leak in my wealth bucket that anything more than that level would just disappear.
What I had to do, and continue to do DAILY, is work on my own mindset and spirit.
- I do deserve all that I want
- There is more than enough for me (and everyone else) to have
- Instead of I can’t afford – How can I afford
- I can do anything that I set my mind to do
NOW – every single day when I wake up, I devote the first hour of my day working on my mindset. I have to get rid of all of that old programming and old garbage that I have been carrying around on auto play in my brain for years and years.
If you continue to think like a poor person, you will remain a poor person.
Robert Kiyosaki is an excellent role model and mentor when it comes to growing your financial IQ. He teaches how to change your mindset, and then he teaches you what you need to know and how you need to start thinking in order to change your financial outcome.
Spend time daily on your own learning and mindset training; it is a habit that will pay you great returns.