The truth is, there are many people who don't want to get rich, because they have a subconscious belief about the meaning of rich. They may have one of the following beliefs below.
Limiting Beliefs About Money
1. "If I get rich, people won't like me. I'll be judged. I won't be loved."
This is a destructive belief about getting rich, because it automatically keeps you from getting rich. You may not be aware of this belief you have, but it may be in your subconsciousness, and when it's in your subconsciousness, your actions will be inconsistent with getting rich, causing to never get rich.
Anyway, this is a false belief, because you can still have people love you when you get rich. In fact, people will probably love you even more now that you're rich! That's when you'll have to be careful with who you think are truly your friends.
2. "Money is the root of all evil."
Money is not the root of all evil. Have you ever seen anyone kill, steal, or commit a crime because they had money? No. You only see them commit crimes because they had NO money.
Lack of money is actually the root of all evil.
3. "If I get rich, then someone else probably won't be able to get rich. There's not enough to go around."
This is another false and limiting belief. To prove this false, let's illustrate a scenario.
Pretend there are 5 people standing in a circle with 5 different items. So each person is holding a specific item, like a pencil, piece of paper, eraser, ruler, and a highlighter. A 6th person comes into the group with a dollar bill and buys one of the items from someone. The dollar bill has shifted from one person to another. Now the person with the dollar goes to the next person and buys the other item from him. This keeps going until everyone has traded their items for something else. In the end, everyone has gotten some form of value, and yet there was only 1 dollar that was used.
The truth is, there is enough to go around. In fact, when one person gets rich, more people get rich. It's just because of the way people trade value.
4. "Who cares about getting rich? We're all going to die eventually anyway. I'm going to choose to make the most of my life right now in the moment, even if it means spending."
There is no problem at all with living in the moment, but there is a problem with constantly gratifying yourself instantly. If all you want to do is spend money on things that will make you happy only for a moment, that won't be a very good investment.
It's also important to think about your future, your health, and to value yourself and your life. Take measures now to get what you want and never give up until you get it.
5. "If I get rich, I might turn greedy or evil."
As mentioned previously in How to Get Rich Part 0, more money will only make more of who you are. If you are inherently greedy and evil, then yes, getting rich will make you more greedy and evil. But if you are inherently nice and good, then more money will make you more nice and good. The reason being is because more money gives you more freedom to become more of who you are.
6. "No one can have it all."
This is another false belief. If you choose to adopt this belief, then it will become real to you. However, if you choose to accept a different belief then the other belief will become real to you.
We can look at this differently by realizing that one CAN have it all. You just need to know HOW to get it all. Rich people aren't takers. In fact, they are GIVERS. They give value to people, to the community, and to the world. The things they make help others' lives to become better. When they GIVE value, they are paid in return with money. The more they give, the more money they get. So if you want to get rich, you must first learn how to GIVE. Then, and only then, can you have it all.
7. "I don't deserve to be rich."
This belief is only a self-destructive and worthless one. It makes you feel like you're not worthy enough to get rich.
Let me tell you something. Everyone on this earth was born to deserve everything and anything he or she wants. This means, YOU are deserving of getting rich. If you allow this belief to leak into your head, then you are only infecting yourself with self-destructive thoughts. If you want to get rich, you need to value and trust yourself. Everyone deserves to get rich, but very few take it.
Don't ask for permission. Just do it. But do it in the right and honest way by giving value to other people first.
8. "It's okay. I'm enjoying my life now anyway."
This belief is the root of all complacency. When you're enjoying your life now, you are content with the way things are. You don't want to strive harder for more and better things.
Now if you truly love the way your life is now, you're happy and you're healthy, then no one should be able to force you to do something you don't want to do.
It is only when you are unsatisfied with the way things are, and it is only when you are WANTING more, that you will get more. You can't attain something if it wasn't in your heart to attain in the first place.
Also, do not confuse this with always wanting more and not being grateful with what you already have. It is very important to be grateful with what you already have. Because if you aren't, how will you use those things to further better your life? Be grateful with what you have, because those will be the tools you will be using to better your situation.
One of the best books I've come across teaching about limiting beliefs is Adam Khoo's Secrets of Self Made Millionaires.
So the first part in getting rich is WANTING to get rich, both consciously and subconsciously.
To help you even further, you can try this exercise to even more engrave the idea of getting rich into your head.
- Write down 100 reasons WHY you want to get rich.
- Write 20 things you love about yourself.
- Write 30 things you're grateful for.
Partaking in this exercise will allow your mind to fully focus on the way to getting rich.
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