When you first start working towards a purpose, or dream, your excitement level is up to a full ten, and you feel there is nothing that can stop you. The next step, of course, is to write down those little goals that will move you in the direction of that dream, and you start daily affirmations, and visualizations. You may even have a vision board set up where you can see it every day. That only leaves many of us with one question. “Why isn’t anything happening yet?”
I could say the reason for this is simple, but I would be lying. On the outside, we are doing all the work from the dozens of seminars we’ve attended, the books we’ve read, and the audio programs we’ve listened to. The problem is not coming from our work ethic, or any outside influence like the government, family, or aliens from the planet Ork. The problem we are experiencing is coming from inside.
Whether we succeed, or not, has to do with our true beliefs about success. Have you ever wondered why most people end up just like their parents when it comes to financial matters? It has to do with what most experts call the “money blueprint.” The money blueprint is made up of everything we heard, saw, and experienced around money that has lodged itself in our subconscious. No matter what we tell ourselves on the outside, we will not become successful until we work on what we have stopping us on the inside.
I know I’ve mentioned this, but I grew up in a house with six kids, and two adults. My dad worked hard for a corporation, and my step mother ran a small day care out of our house. To say we weren’t rich is an understatement. We were living on the lower end of middle class; that is to say, the bills were paid, and we had a roof over our head. All the lessons I learned centered on hard work, and just getting by; even if it was by the skin of my teeth. While on the outside I know I have the potential for so much more, I have been living with the same inner beliefs that have stopped me from reaching the next level to my dreams.
If we wish to break free of our limiting beliefs, we need to reprogram our subconscious with a whole new set of instructions concerning money. A good idea is to make a list of everything you were taught about money, (some will be positive, and some will be negative) giving yourself the time needed to think about it. Don’t rush this; there is not a test on it in a week. When you have finished this, determine what is negative, and write down the opposite. At least twice a day, focus on the positive statements for more than 10 minutes.
Here’s an example from my own life. What I learned: I don’t always get what I want. This statement is very limiting, and forces most into the belief that what I want isn’t worth pursuing because I probably won’t get it anyways.
The positive statement: I have anything I want, and more. Instead of saying “I can have…” Say “I have”. The reason for this is important.
Part of achieving success is the belief that you already have the success you want. Mark 11:24 says “Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it is yours.” By believing you already have what you want, you will be heightening your awareness to the opportunities present around you; all you have to do from there is act on them.
Since the negative beliefs have been with you your whole life, it won’t be easy changing them, but it can, and must be done if you want to see the fulfillment of all your dreams.
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