Have you ever noticed that everyone who goes on a journey towards financial freedom has a very interesting story to tell? More often than not, it involves a struggle through hardship, a journey of self- discovery, some kind of enlightenment and then finally success!
The common denominator in the hardship phase is almost certain to seem like it’s all due to external factors. An economic downturn, bad business choices, being hit by a scam, missing a ‘golden’ opportunity, family problems and maybe even too much competition in a certain business niche!
The question here is, “Are these really external factors?”
Economic downturn? Truth is, many new millionaires are made during the worst economic times. Wealth does not vanish, it merely changes hands.
Bad business choices? What were the factors that lead to these choices in the first place?
Hit by a scam? Again, what real factors contributed to the decision to take up this so called “full proof money generating, new business idea”?
The list goes on and on but every time if we dig a little deeper, we can see it is actually our minds at work. Every problem that we face is due to a choice that we made, and every choice that we make is influenced by the way our minds work in handling any given situation.
Our mind is natures’ way of protecting us. It is geared towards helping us to survive and this is really supposed to be a good thing. This is why our minds tell us not to take risks, not to change anything in our current lives, including not changing our financial status! Even if some people get an unexpected windfall, it is almost always a norm to expect some news a few years down the road that they have somehow managed to lose it all. Lottery winners usually fall into this category.
What seems ‘normal’ to the mind is our current state. Whenever we try to conceive a plan to make changes to our financial status, our minds work hard to oppose it at a subconscious level. We procrastinate, we over…