Are the results in your bank account a direct result of the richness or poorness of your thinking? Most of the analysis points to yes. Oh here we go with this positive thinking rah-rah crap again. Well I suppose you could discount it as such and miss the biggest opportunity to change your wealth situation that has ever crossed your path. The choice as always is up to you to go one of two directions
1. Be arrogant and ignorant to the fact that the solutions to your problems will never be solved at the same level of thinking that you created them.
2. This is the choice most people who are successful or on their way to being so choose. If we are not where we want to be in life, be it finances, health, our body, relationships, or passion, the solution always starts with an open mind.
What is your mission when it comes to wealth building? Are you making ends meet? Are you saving for a rainy day? Do you feel as if there is an abundance of wealth for everyone, or do you think there are limited resources? Do you feel when someone else succeeds that they just took from you piece of pie? Do you believe the harder you work the more you will make? Do you believe that you should work smarter and not harder? Do you think that it is honorable or spiritual to be struggling for money? Do you believe that if you do enough good that God will bless you?
I am positive that I struck a nerve in someone with all of those questions. O.K. Jason, what’s the point? The point is that in order to improve, we need to know what we currently thinking. Remember our thoughts lead to action and the consistent action we take in our lives produces the current reality we are living. You tell me what the differences might be between someone whose belief is there is an abundance of wealth and the person who believes there are limited resources. The answer is glaring in it’s obviousness.
Pause here for a moment and ponder what we just said. It is obvious what the difference would be. The smallest admission that there is a difference proves the title to be true. Our finances are simply an outward expression of what we believe about ourselves. We won’t go into the actual science of this here because there is not enough room. Those of you who are fact junkies like me please visit [http://www.seekersmanifesto.com] for the facts. The question should then become how do I change my thoughts, instead of poor me, or I guess I’m doomed to being broke.
The answer to how we change our thoughts has been the subject of thousands of books, studies, and discussions. I can only tell you what I have experienced myself and what I have witnessed in many of my coaching clients.
1. Recognition of a character trait or thought process that needs to be changed for the betterment of self and society.
2. Choosing of a new outcome or direction for your life.
3. Knowing exactly why you want to change.
4. Visualizing in detail what the new you and the new life looks like.
5. Finding new peers that support your new path and also new a new circle of influence that will push you and encourage you to become the best you can be.
6. Tie this new behavior to a higher purpose than you. I.e. giving you time or money to a charity for abandoned children, or taking care of your aging parents in a way that suits them better than a government sponsored retirement center.
7. Repeat the new thought as many times per day with as much passion and belief as you have doubted for all those years. Put your new thoughts onto a 3×5 card and carry it around with you so that when you feel old patterns kicking in you can catch them and reward yourself with a great freeing new pattern.
The alternative is to continue to do the same things day after day and expect to get a different result. Someone once told me that this is the true definition of insanity! Armed with these new tools and a opportunity to learn much more, get excited about the amount of income you will be enjoying in the future!
“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… It’s no different in the financial realm.” Suze Orman