We all have our beliefs. You beliefs may be similar to mine, or they may not. No matter what the beliefs are, they are ingrained into you and me by our upbringing. They are basically values instilled into us by the way we were brought up. What beliefs do you have about money?
Through out the years, you most certainly have heard things about money. Money is this, money is that, money does this, money does that, etc. Those things that you’ve heard about money all this while, they have become your money beliefs. They are buried deep within your subconscious mind that you don’t realize that they control how you react with money.
How about we take a look at some of these beliefs you and I may have about money.
1. Money is the root of all evil.
2. Money does not bring happiness.
3. Money cannot buy love.
4. Money is hard to come by.
5. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
6. Money is never enough.
7. Money comes with big responsibility.
8. Money can’t solve problems.
9. Money leads to corruption
10. Money makes money.
Look at what money is associated with above. What do you think of them? Do you think they are right? Sure you do, at least to a couple, maybe more, of them. I know I did. Up until last weekend, that is.
What effect do these beliefs have on you? Take a look at your life right now. Are you having problems making ends meet at the end of the month? Are you earning a large income but can’t seem to be able to make the best out of it? Every month, you get your pay check and by the end of the month, you are left with none. You have things you would like to do, but don’t have enough funds to do it? You work hard, really hard to earn your monthly paycheck. No matter how much you bring back at the end of the month, it’s never enough. You seldom get the chance to spend your earnings on things you really want.
Money really is a problem for you. It’s no surprise, really. Why so? Just take a look at the beliefs about money you have. Do any of them support you in terms of money? No! Not even one! All the beliefs about money which have been drilled into your soul does not support you having money. Now, if you subconsciously believe that money is not good for you, how on earth are you suppose to have any at all? Now, are you still wondering why you never seem to have enough money? Is it really not enough? Is it only in your head?
The above money associations are buried deep within your subconscious mind through years of input from your upbringing. The result of which is your current financial situation. As such, in order to be successful with money, you’ll need to transorm those beliefs so that they are more supportive of you when it comes to money. What you need is a to switch from this pauper mindset into the Millionaire Mindset. What does it take to have a Millionaire Mindset? A lot of unlearning, learning, and practise.
Unlearn? Yes. You’ll first need to unlearn all the beliefs you have about money. As the saying goes – “If one’s cup is already full of tea, there is no more room for new tea”, or something to that extent. What I’m trying to say here is, before you can learn and drill into your mind the new set of beliefs about money, you will have to first unlearn the old beliefs. If this is not done, then you will not be able to absorb the new beliefs into your system.
You’ll need to go through an intensive mindset transformation program. Such program will certainly assist you in your quest to shake off the old beliefs. Once the old is out, you can then absorb the new beliefs which will then turn you around in terms of your money beliefs.
Why don’t you write down the beliefs you have about money right now. See if they support you or not. If you find that they don’t (more than likely), then perhaps it is time for you to take action and transform them for the better.