“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in the environment; it is not in luck or chance, or in the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” – Orison Swett Marden
How many times have you heard these phrases? Money is the root of all evil. Money doesn’t grow on trees (I always laugh at this one, as money is made of paper, and where does paper come from?). What am I, made of money?
As a kid, I unfortunately grew up with these phrases as my key source of financial motivation. These thoughts had been tattooed into my brain so, by the age of eighteen, I was in serious need of a money mindset makeover. And it was difficult to make this change.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard these phrases over and over since you were a little kid. What you might not have heard before is that phrases like these, the things you’ve seen, and the experiences you’ve had with money all have a profound influence on your money blueprint or prosperity consciousness. You can have all the knowledge and skills in the world, but if your money blueprint isn’t set for success, you’re financial prospects are gloomy.
Just what is a money blueprint? It’s like an internal thermostat, and your ability to achieve is limited by the level of success that your blueprint is set to. If your own thermostat is set low, then you will always have problems in comfortably making, owning, investing and growing money. This concept is often proved by lotto winners who feel that are not worthy or don’t know how to handle vast sums of money. Most of these winners end up broke and unhappy. Another example is of the drug dealer who leaves his stash of money in the taxi. It happens!
Our earning power is linked to our value system and we will always earn in accordance to our highest set of values. Are you aware whether your own blueprint is set for wealth, moderate success or poverty? The answer is simple! Look at your results as they stand today: your income, assets and net worth. Your results are like a mirror and will always reflect your inner blueprint. But, looking at results is just the beginning – you also have to take action.
The starting point of all wealth creation is the development of your prosperity consciousness. You must become a financial success in your thinking long before you achieve it in your reality. The greatest minds in history have concluded that your outer life is merely a reflection of your inner life. Both poverty and wealth are the result of a state of mind, and the most important single step you ever take on the road to wealth and financial independence is the decision to change your thinking, to impress into your mind the unstoppable belief that you can and will achieve your financial goals. This is the starting point to all riches.
Money is not everything and does not guarantee happiness, but I’d rather drive towards my problems in a limousine than go by bus. So go and reset your financial thermostat right now. Good luck on your road to wealth. Get going and keep going.
“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
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