Many teachers are recognizing that our mindset is the key to a successful money management system. I help my clients set up successful money management systems, starting with evaluating and changing their mindset. money management
The question is… What are you focusing on? What are your thoughts when it comes to money? Are your thoughts constantly directing you to see what is possible, or are they keeping you in the loop of doubt and /or feeling like you should be doing more? Do you say things like “I am doing all I can and nothing is changing”?
The fact that these questions are being asked allows for the opportunity to truly evaluate your relationship to money in general, and more specifically to your personal relationship. If we believed we were getting everything we wanted, we would not be asking these questions. Do we deserve to have what we want in our lives? For some, this takes thinking ‘outside the box’. Knowing deep down we do deserve happiness keeps many of us searching for the answer that will get us to where we are wanting to BE.
Our mindset is something we can change. Let’s use the example “I’m not making enough money”. It is a classic example of wanting and not having. What we want costs more than we currently have. This may be true, and sounds like something we cannot change because we believe the excuses we recite are real. We have ‘bought into’ and so keep alive statements like “the economy is bad”, something we are reminded of everyday, and even repeat them to others.
When you think the thought ‘the economy is bad’, can you see or feel your mind searching and finding events in your life and/or other people’s lives that support that belief? We’d probably argue the reality of our situation and if that thought and feeling is left unchecked, the next thought could be “and things are getting worse”. Now your imagination goes to work and starts producing fearful outcomes (that haven’t materialized yet) and you can feel the fear in your body. Your stomach is in a knot, your heart starts to race, or however you feel that fearful emotion. It all feels very real, doesn’t it? Do those negative thoughts support you in moving to where you want to be? NO!
It is very hard to see a solution when we are spiraling into a negative state of mind. It becomes our mindset, but we can change our mindset. It is easier to be negative when we are not aligned with our goal. Some of us may experience that negative “chatter” when reading this article. It takes focus and commitment, and in most cases, someone who can teach a workable way to change.
If the stories we heard from early childhood to the present do not support our desire, it is time to let them go. If we can be in the present we can change our beliefs. Many of us are being asked to change our minds on so many issues and levels of consciousness. Imagine if we couldn’t change our beliefs and habits, where we would be? It’s time to make the difference we want in our lives.