Most people are raised with the notion that life is hard, that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’, that you have to work for another (maybe be enslaved by a corporation) to make your way in the world. This often means suppressing your natural character or inclinations.
Not a good move, as this will inevitably lead to ill health.
So how do you make your way in the world, pay your bills, have no money worries and still remain true to yourself?
It comes down to your mindset.
You need to change the way you think, the way your parents, teachers, religion, culture, peers, whoever, taught you. They were taught by someone who felt this way. They are just perpetuating the cycle. Someone has to break it.
Why not you?
Most, maybe all, adults are trapped in the thinking they grew up with. Sometimes that’s wonderful, when your ‘teachers’ encouraged you to be yourself and to explore ideas you had.
But, all too often, people are discouraged from expressing themselves, in the desire to make you fit in. Who wants to fit in to a profoundly dysfunctional society that seems to encourage slavery?
Parents, with all good intentions, often don’t want their children to stand out, to be ‘the tall poppy’. It embarrasses them. So they encourage you to confirm to the norm.
The natural inclination of people is to mirror others. It makes everyone feel accepted and supported, or ‘insiders’.
So, in order to break free, in order to change your mindset about financial freedom, in order to attain financial freedom, you are going to have to accept that not everyone in your life will like you or accept you for it.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for it. It’s just that you need to be warned. You need to find that inner strength. Be kind to those who won’t like what you are doing. It only means you are making them uncomfortable.
So how do you change your mindset?
The best way is to connect with those who also support this idea. If you read, immerse yourself in books. If you prefer videos or audios, immerse yourself in those. Or do both. But immerse yourself in those who encourage free expression and support new ideas.
Depending on where you are, the following books and links may help you. Start with the one which resonate with and then follow on from there. It must feel right for you. Reading something out of sync with who you are, won’t help you one iota.
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill – a book and an ebook.
The Go Giver by Bob Burg and David Mann – several books
The Latte Factor by David Bach and John David Mann – a book
Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks – a book, plus others, many audios and youtube videos
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – a book
There are many others and you will find them on your own, once you get started.
One book won’t alter your lifetime of thinking. You need to make a commitment to it. Then, over time, you will find that your thinking is changing. You’re getting ideas. Allow them. Encourage them. Many won’t work. Just get back up and keep the momentum going.
Don’t look for an overnight success. Look for a different future. Today, maybe you’re anxious about finding the resources to pay your power bill. But by consistently working at this, this time next year, maybe you’ll have enough to pay your power bill twice over without any concern.
And the following year, who knows….
I’ll leave you with this thought:
“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.”